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NBC 5 Investigates is a nationally recognized, award-winning investigative team led by senior investigative reporter Scott Friedman, consumer reporter Deanna Dewberry and reporter Scott Gordon. The team formed in 2012 and has been honored with many national awards including four Edward R. Murrow awards, two Sigma Delta Chi awards and a national Emmy. NBC 5 Investigates works countless hours tackling tough issues by holding the powerful accountable and making Dallas/Fort Worth a better place to live. Scroll down tos learn more about each team member of NBC 5 Investigates.

NBC 5 Investigates Honored With National Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage from The Radio Television Digital News Association for a series of reports called "Driven to Distraction." MORE



NBC 5 Investigates Honored with the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism in the Investigative Reporting, large-market stations category for a series of reports titled "Critical Delays: Dallas County's Response to the West Nile Epidemic." MORE


NBC 5 Investigates Honored With Texas Freedom of Information Award, presented annually by the Texas AP Broadcasters in conjunction with the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. MORE

  • Scott Friedman, Senior Investigative Reporter

    Scott Friedman leads the “NBC 5 Investigates” team, reporting on stories that expose critical safety concerns, uncover government waste and hold officials accountable. His work has been recognized nationally with some of broadcast journalism’s top honors including four National Edward R. Murrow awards, two National Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi awards and a National Emmy Award for best regional investigative report. Friedman joined NBC5 in 2006 and anchored NBC5 Today before being named Senior Investigative Reporter. He also reported at NBC stations in Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana.

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  • Deanna Dewberry, Consumer Investigative Reporter

    Deanna Dewberry leads the NBC 5 Investigates Consumer Unit. She has been with NBC 5 since November 2012 working to uncover issues important to North Texas consumers. Deanna has won numerous Emmy Awards and has also been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and National Association of Black Journalists. Before joining NBC 5, Deanna was a news anchor and investigative reporter in Indianapolis and worked in Little Rock and Lubbock. Deanna earned her degree in journalism from the University of Texas in Austin.

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  • Scott Gordon, Investigative Reporter

    Scott Gordon joined the NBC5 Investigates team in 2014 after spending more than 20 years reporting for NBC 5’s 10pm news. Scott has covered the drug war from Mexico, led the station’s coverage of the Oklahoma bombing, and covered numerous hurricanes and tornadoes. Scott started as a radio reporter in Kansas City at the age of 16 and worked at television stations in Tulsa and Amarillo before coming to Dallas. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. More »

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  • Eva Parks, Investigative Producer

    Eva Parks is the producer for the award-winning investigative team at KXAS-TV. While there, she’s helped uncover mistreatment of wounded soldiers at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units, institute change in police policy and expose security and safety concerns at schools in North Texas. Eva’s career began with NBC News covering Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. From there she was a field producer for a national network and worked in other local newsrooms along the East Coast. Eva has been nationally recognized with multiple journalism awards including four National Edward R. Murrow awards, two national Society of Professional Journalist awards and a National Emmy. When she’s not investigating the news she’s most likely practicing yoga, walking her pup, or whipping up something special in the kitchen.


  • Maggie Kerkman, Senior Producer of Specials

    Maggie Kerkman is the Senior Producer of Specials. She has worked in TV since she was 17-years old, back when there were wire machines and typewriters. Since then, she’s worked for a cable network and local television stations in five different cities. She’s written three documentaries, one of which won a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for writing. She’s a past fellow of RIAS Berlin Commission, the German Manufacturer’s Initiative and one of the original leadership seminars from the Carole Kneeland Project.


  • Peter Hull, Investigative Photographer

    Peter wants to live in a world where people are informed. He joined "NBC 5 Investigates" in 2012 with that goal in mind. As the Investigative Photographer & Editor, Peter enjoys the challenge of taking complex story concepts with limited visual appeal, and turning them into immersive and memorable projects. As a photojournalist for more than a decade, his work has been honored with more than 40 awards, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards, two national Sigma Delta Chi Awards, and a National News & Documentary Emmy Award. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, IRE, RTDNA, NATAS – Lone Star Chapter, and the International Bank Note Society.


  • Mike Richard, Investigative Photographer

    Mike Richard is an award winning photojournalist whose passion is evident in every story he touches. Mike made Dallas his home in July 2010 and joined KXAS in 2014 as part of its investigative team. He was just awarded the 2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award for the documentary, “Rise Up, West.” He began his career in Omaha, Nebraska where he was awarded the Nebraska Photographer of the Year for two years in addition to winning several Associated Press and Regional Emmy awards.


  • Jose Sanchez, Investigative Photographer

    Jose Sanchez is an award winning photojournalist/editor who has been capturing images in local TV for almost 20 years. Jose moved to Dallas in April 2002 and joined KXAS in 2013 as part of the consumer investigative team. In 2014, he was awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his use of video. He began his career in El Paso TX, where he won several Associated Press awards in Sports, Investigative and Editing categories. Jose has also received several Emmy awards in the Lone Star Emmy Chapter.


  • Don Peritz Jr., Law Enforcement Expert

    Don joined the NBC 5 news team in 2013 as an Assignments and Investigative Editor, where he specializes in breaking news and investigative stories after nearly 35 years as a well-respected and highly decorated North Texas law enforcement official. As a former Dallas County Sheriff’s Administrative Senior Sergeant, he brings a wealth of real-world police training and personal street experience to NBC 5 with his direct involvement in a number of high profile field and leadership assignments during his career. Don is a two-time Lone Star Emmy award winner and holds a number of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement certifications and licenses, including Master Texas Peace Officer, arson investigation, advanced accident investigation, and firearms instructor certification.


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