Art of the interview

  • Event: 2018 Dallas TV Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Cindy Galli of ABC News; Scott Friedman of KXAS/NBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth; Lee Zurik of WVUE-New Orleans
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 22 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Studio C
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Proven tactics for preparing for an important interview and getting the goods on camera.

Speaker Bios

  • Scott Friedman is Senior Investigative Reporter at KXAS-TV the NBC network owned station in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.  His investigations have been recognized with a Peabody Award, five national Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award and a National News and Documentary Emmy for outstanding regional investigative report.

  • Cindy Galli is Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News in New York. Galli oversees a team of network correspondents and producers specializing in investigations ranging from government fraud and waste to consumer issues. She also heads up collaborative investigative projects between ABC News and network affiliates around the country. A member of IRE since 1994, her work has garnered regional and national awards over 25 years of reporting. On Twitter: @mustangalli 

  • Lee Zurik is an Evening News Anchor and Chief Investigative Reporter at WVUE-TV in New Orleans and Director of Investigations at Gray Television and Investigate TV.  Lee has been honored with many of journalism’s top awards including the Peabody, duPont, and IRE Medal.  Before Hurricane Katrina, Lee was a sports anchor/reporter. He taught himself to be an investigative reporter by reading IRE resources (books and tipsheets) and attending IRE conferences. 

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