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.
Investigative Reporter Jenna Susko comes to NBC Bay Area after working at television stations in the southeastern United States. She has built a reputation for quality investigative reporting with stories about poor oversight of FEMA funds across the Gulf Coast, mismanagement in a court system allowing criminals to easily get cases dismissed and security flaws at a local school system. Susko has a degree from Florida State University in Communications and English Literature.
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: two SF Emmy awards for reporting and serious feature, and an SPJ NorCal award for investigative reporting. She grew up in San Jose and Santa Rosa 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.
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