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The winner of 48 Emmy awards for my consumer investigative reporting, my reports regularly expose wrongdoing and incompetence by private industry and government agencies, and often lead to actions by law enforcement officials, as well as the enactment of legislation.

My reports, which now have a new home at PIX11, have been cited by numerous prosecutors as being instrumental in obtaining jail time for several scam artists. 

I worked as a consumer reporter for Fox 5 WNYW from 2006 to 2014, where I added more than a dozen Emmy awards to my collection, and the national newsmagazine ABC News “20/20,” from 1995 to 2003.

There, I won the National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and the Consumer Federation of America Media Service Award. Prior to joining “20/20,” I was an investigative reporter at WCBS-TV in New York, from 1973 to 1995, where I began my highly praised Shame On You reports.

I was the senior correspondent for five one-hour Shame On You primetime specials broadcast on the CBS Television Network. I was also a regular contributor to CBS This Morning and was inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in 1995.

Among my notable reports are a series of exposes on toxic chemical waste dumping by Mafia-owned carting companies (my first Emmy!); the fraudulent mislabeling of high-calorie, high-fat food, which led to statewide action by the New York agricultural department; an investigation into school custodians padding their payroll with relatives, and failing to do their required work; uncovering a taxi-cab ring ripping off tourists at Grand Central Terminal; proving how Medicare and Medicaid were wasting millions of taxpayer dollars by overpaying for bandages; catching electronic stores selling used merchandise as new and confronting a Postal Service letter-carrier illegally charging welfare recipients to deliver their government checks. 

I’ve also caught jewelers on camera selling under-karrated gold; confronted auto dealers advertising specials that didn’t exist, cornered chimney sweeps who carry loose bricks and dead birds as price-gouging scams and showed how home health care attendants with violent criminal pasts were being hired and sent into the homes of vulnerable elderly citizens. 

While at ABC, I uncovered a major auto accident ring bilking insurers for millions, exposed a high-tech scam which billed added charges on consumers’ telephone bills for services they never received, and reported an undercover investigation which examined why black shoppers are often unfairly targeted by department store security personnel and salespeople as potential thieves. 

My other reports include an investigation into the forced commitment of elderly people by for-profit psychiatric hospitals that led to corrective legislation and changes in Medicare policy. My investigation into the epidemic problem of e-coli contaminated ground beef has been praised by both the Food and Drug Administration and the meat industry. 

I was born in Brooklyn, and am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University (go Noles!).

I received my master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago and am happily married to my lovely wife, Shawn.

Recent Articles
  • Passenger captures nightmare Greyhound trip on camera

    Stacey Denzin couldn’t believe what she was seeing as the driver of the Greyhound bus pulled out of the Montreal station bound for New York City on Christmas Eve. There was snow and ice on the road. “I just happened to sit behind the driver,” Denzin said. “He had one hand holding the steering wheel. In his other hand he was holding a cellphone.” Denzin took out her phone and began taking video of the driver taking video. “He continued […]

  • Worker caught on camera stepping on fish at Chinatown market

    CHINATOWN, Manhattan — A frequent customer at a Canal Street fish market spotted something shocking during a visit last week to buy fish for her family: a man was standing on the fish in his boots as he worked on a fuse box at the back of the case. Apri Davidson pulled out her cellphone and recorded what she saw at Hung Kee Fish and Meat. “Seriously, seriously, you’re gonna stand there on the food with your boots,” she can be heard […]

  • Long Island loan officer allegedly took fees for loans he never gave

    RONKONKOMA, NY — A Long Island man whose company boasts of being able to get loans for corporations and individuals, good credit or bad, has allegedly taken fees from customers and then failed to give them loans. Anthony Kline works as managing director of Bridgehampton Funding, headquartered in Ronkonkoma, Long Island. Kline apparently took a $2,350 retainer and broker fee from Dr. Bill Dalosis when Dalosis applied for a $110,000 loan to set up a podiatry practice on Long Island. Not long after doing so, […]

  • Dog walker charged with stealing man’s packages from Queens apartment

    FORREST HILLS, Queens — The dog walker who we reported on last week is in serious trouble with the law, thanks to the PIX11 investigation. The surveillance video shows him dropping off the dog at a Forest Hills apartment building.  However, he doesn’t leave immediately. Instead, he walks down the hallway and two minutes later emerges carrying a package, a package he did not have when he came into the building. He then walks down another hallway and comes back […]

  • Dog walker steals man’s packages from Queens apartment

    FORREST HILLS, Queens —The victim, who doesn’t want to be identified, bought a new computer on Amazon. The company shipped it via USPS, the United States Postal Service.  On Nov. 24, he received an email from USPS that his package had been delivered and was left outside the door to his apartment in the Forrest Hills building where he lives. He was in the laundry room and says by the time he got upstairs, the package was gone. He called […]

  • Woman shocked after finding expired food at Bronx supermarket

    THE BRONX — Moon Li is a label reader. It’s a good thing she is. What she found on the product labels at the Food Fair supermarket in the Bronx upset her. “I saw expired food,” Li said. She found a number of food items for sale long after the sell-by dates on the labels. She bought some of the products as proof of the problem and emailed What a Shame at PIX11 News. After we interviewed Li, we also […]

  • Brooklyn community left with questions after NYPD wraps up investigation into feral cat colony

    BROOKLYN — For two months, the NYPD’s Animal Abuse Investigations Squad has been looking into the forced removal of 20 cats from Industry City. They were a registered feral cat colony for five years. They’d been neutered and spayed.  Tenants and employees of Industry City, a renovated 18 building commercial and industrial complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, provided the cats with food and water. The cats lived in the basements of several buildings. Then, in mid September, because of a […]

  • Abandoned ‘zombie’ homes in Long Island frustrate neighbors

    EAST MASSAPEQUA, NY — Beware of the zombies.  Not the monster type zombies. We’re talking about zombie homes. They are homes left vacant after banks foreclosed on the them following the financial crisis and Superstorm Sandy. They deteriorate, create an eyesore and bring property values down.  My report focuses on East Massapequa, Long Island, one of many communities plagued by zombie homes. We spoke with one woman who lives next door to a home that’s been vacant for 20 years.   […]

  • Brooklyn glasses maker battles with Prince’s estate over frames with healing crystals

    BROOKLYN — Two years ago, Claudia Washington, a struggling Brooklyn artist and designer, began making eyeglasses.  The frames are covered with what she says are healing crystals. Friends loved them and, recently, Claudia decided to try and sell them online. But first she wanted to trademark the name of her fledgling company, 3RDEYEWEAR, named for the mystical third eye chakra in the middle of the forehead. She applied for the trademark. She also got a lot of free publicity when […]

  • New developments in case of NJ girl who refuses school because of bullying

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Emma Spektor says she can’t bear the thought of being bullied for another year. As we reported two weeks ago, the 9-year-old fourth-grader refuses to return to Sandmeir Elementary School in Springfield, New Jersey. That’s because she’s been assigned to a class with the same teacher and students as last year. She says she was frequently bullied in third grade by students who stole her school supplies, made fun of her birthmark, told her she didn’t belong […]