30 stories in 60 minutes

  • Event: 2018 Dallas TV Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Cindy Galli of ABC News; Lee Zurik of WVUE-New Orleans
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 22 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Studio C
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Watchdog reporting doesn’t need to take months to be effective. This batch of ideas will get you started right away, with ways to customize them for your own community and audience.

Speaker Bios

  • 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. 

Related Tipsheets

  • 30 Stories in 60 Minutes
    Watchdog reporting doesn’t need to take months to be effective. This batch of ideas will get you started right away, with ways to customize them for your own community and audience, from Cindy Galli and Lee Zurik.