Holding the powerful accountable
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The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit is home to some of the country's top investigative reporters. The Unit is dedicated to uncovering the truth, holding the powerful accountable and making the Bay Area a better place to live.
Tony Kovaleski's work over more than two decades has been honored with numerous awards for journalism including the duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow, Sigma Delta Chi and National Headliner award. His 24 Emmy Awards include recognition for writing, investigative reporting, live reporting and journalistic enterprise.
Vicky Nguyen’s reporting holds the powerful accountable and has prompted state, federal and international investigations, spotlighted consumer scams, and forced a billion-dollar corporation to admit wrongdoing and change its policies. She’s been recognized with multiple journalism awards including the National Press Club, National Headliner, Edward R. Murrow, SPJ NorCal Journalist of the Year and five Emmy awards. She’s a Bay Area native and graduated as valedictorian from the University of San Francisco.
For thirty years, Stephen Stock has covered everything from hurricanes to space shuttles, FEMA to mysterious truck fires. Stephen has won nearly every journalism prize awarded: including the Peabody, DuPont, two National SPJ awards, the Associated Press Mark Twain Award, three Edward R. Murrow awards, three SPJ Green Eyeshades (two Best of TV,) two Florida AP Best in Show, 13 regional Emmys and two IRE Finalists. His work has prompted US Congressional hearings and changed state laws both in Florida and California.
Elyce Kirchner has prompted state and federal legislative change, highlighted travel and transportation related safety issues, and forced state investigations. She’s been recognized with several journalism awards and nominations, including an Associated Press Award for coverage of an ongoing story, National Headliner Honors for investigative reporting, and 5 Emmy Award Nominations. She anchored and reported for television stations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Springfield, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Elyce is a fourth generation San Francisco native and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.
Bigad Shaban’s stories have prompted government hearings, police investigations, and changes in state and local law. Bigad has covered flood concerns in Pakistan, and traveled to London to report inside the Olympic Games as a network correspondent. He has consistently been on the front lines of the nation's biggest stories, including the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco, and the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. In 2010, he was the first reporter to break the news of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after the U.S. Coast Guard initially announced no such leak existed. Bigad has been recognized for his work by several news organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Louisiana Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association. More »
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