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Scott Friedman Wiki
Scott Friedman is an American journalist working as a Senior Investigative Reporter for NBC Investigates in KXAS-TV.
Scott Friedman Biography and Career Life
He leads the team that exposes critical safety concerns, uncovers government waste and holds officials accountable. His work has been featured on NBC Nightly News and Today on NBC. He attended the University of Notre Dame.
He is the senior investigative reporter for KXAS-TV. Scott’s work has been recognized with honors including a Peabody Award, Five National Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Investigative Report and Editors (IRE) award, two national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Awards and a national News and Documentary Emmy for outstanding regional investigative report.
His Peabody Award due to an investigation of financial troubles at Dallas County Schools (DCS) exposed a web of corruption, staggering financial mismanagement, hidden personal relationships, and conflicts of interest inside an agency that transported tens of thousands of children to school each day.
The Texas Legislature, governor and voters acted swiftly to close DCS and the superintendent who ran the agency pleaded guilty to accepting $3 million of bribes and kickbacks in exchange for government contracts. His team investigated care for injured, active duty U.S. Army soldiers, in partnership with The Dallas Morning News. for more than a year.
This series uncovered hundreds of complaints from injured troops describing mistreatment, harassment, verbal abuse and a lack of care from commanders of U.S. Army Warrior Transition Units (WTUs). After a few days of the report, the U.S. Army ordered new training for commanders of all 25 WTUs worldwide, aimed at better treating injured troops with dignity and respect.
The U.S. House Armed Services Committee also ordered a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation. Scott also carried out a nine-month-long investigation of crashes and injuries caused by police officers using dashboard mounted computers while driving led to changes in local police department policies, and became training material for law enforcement agencies across the country.
He joined KXAS-TV back in 2006 as a rep[orter and then later, he became an anchor. He used to anchor the station’s weekday morning newscast, NBC 5 Today.
He was part of the team that helped launch NBC Investigates back in 2012. While in WTMJ-TV(NBC) in Milwaukee, he was working as an investigative reporter. He also worked as a reporter at WNDU-TV (NBC) in South Bend, Indiana.