Perfecting your watchdog story pitch

Reporters and producers: Join this session to learn tried and true tips and tricks on how to get your boss to accept your pitch. Managers and editors: Join this session to learn how to wade through the pitch to get to the meat of the story and help guide your reporters from pitch to production to air.

Speaker Bios

  • Eric is an investigative reporter at WUSA9 in Washington, DC with more than two decades of experience in television journalism. His Murrow and Emmy award winning investigations have changed law, exposed police wrongdoing and improved public safety. Eric is a loving father of two children he constantly posts about on his Instagram page, 12 year old Miles and 11 year old Rosalee. 

  • Cindy Galli is Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News in New York. She oversees a team of award-winning network correspondents and producers specializing in longform investigations. Cindy serves on the board of directors for Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), where she has been a member since 1994. A longtime investigative producer, her work has garnered regional and national awards over 25 years of reporting. Bay Area native and UC Berkeley alum. Go Bears!

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