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Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014 Share
Airline Pet Handlers Speak Out

Airline Pet Handlers Speak Out

After seeing our previous coverage, two former pet handlers hired by United spoke out on what they describe as animal neglect by the airline. Read More

Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014
Emails Document Chronic Neglect in United's PetSafe Program

Emails Document Chronic Neglect in United's PetSafe Program

Emails obtained by NBC's Investigative Unit chronicle multiple disturbing incidents of neglect in United's PetSafe service. The whistleblowers worked for an outside company contracted by United at a major airport bub to handle and... Read More

Investigations
Feb 4, 2014 Share
Prominent South Bay Businessman Arrested

Prominent South Bay Businessman Arrested

Former San Jose used car dealer Ron Battistella was arrested and charged with nine felony counts including securities fraud and grand theft following a series of NBC Bay Area investigations. Read More

Giving Time
Feb 3, 2014 Share
New DA Contract Limits Extra Time Off

New DA Contract Limits Extra Time Off

After an NBC Bay Area Investigation, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a contract that limits the number of “administrative leave” hours the District Attorney can grant annually. Read More

Investigations
Jan 31, 2014 Share
FDA Unveils Plan to Bring New Oversight of Food Distribution

FDA Unveils Plan to Bring New Oversight of Food Distribution

The FDA has unveiled new rules designed to improve food safety and create uniform federal standards for how human and animal food is transported. The proposal would affect more than 83,000 businesses and is expected to cost... Read More

Investigations
Jan 30, 2014 Share
California Lags Behind in Child Care Oversight

California Lags Behind in Child Care Oversight

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit’s Stephen Stock, Julie Putnam and Felipe Escamilla teamed with The Center for Investigative Reporting to uncover a broken day care inspection system in California, with some of the least frequent... Read More

Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014 Share
Hundreds of Pets Die as Payload in the Care of Commercial Airlines

Hundreds of Pets Die as Payload in the Care of Commercial Airlines

An NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit investigation uncovered hundreds of animal deaths in the care of commercial airlines.

Toxic Regulation: Failures in the Golden State
Jan 23, 2014 Share
After Fires, City Leaders Call for More Accountability

After Fires, City Leaders Call for More Accountability

After two fires in November and December at Sims Metal Management's auto shredder facility in Redwood City, city leaders are calling on regulators to do more to help protect residents from future incidents. Read More

Toxic Regulation: Failures in the Golden State
Jan 15, 2014 Share
Toxic Regulators Questioned at Senate Oversight Hearing

Toxic Regulators Questioned at Senate Oversight Hearing

Leaders at the Department of Toxic Substances Control answered tough questions from the Senate Environmental Quality Committee about permitting delays and an outdated hazardous waste tracking system. Vicky Nguyen reports in a story Read More

Investigations
Jan 15, 2014 Share
UberX Driver in Fatal Crash Had Record

UberX Driver in Fatal Crash Had Record

The UberX driver arrested for the vehicular manslaughter of a 6- year-old girl this New Years' Eve was convicted of reckless driving almost 10 years ago in Florida. Read More

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2013 NorCal Society of Professional Journalists Award
Investigative Reporting
"The Golden State’s Toxic Secret: Inside the Department of Toxic Substances Control"
 

2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winner
Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

 
2013 Mark Twain Award Winner
Best Investigative Reporting 
"Children in the Fields"
 
2012 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
Excellence in Journalism
"Guessing Pensions: San Jose's Fuzzy Math"
 
2012 IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) Award Finalist
Broadcast/video - medium market
"Behind the Gates of the Guard"
 
2013 Norcal Emmy Awards
Investigative Report - "Behind the Gates of the Guard"
Feature News Report-Serious Series - "Free Rides & Coming Soon the VTA Story"
Health/Science/Environment-Feature/Segment - "Fracking in California"
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