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NBC 5 Investigates is a nationally recognized, award-winning investigative team led by senior investigative reporter Scott Friedman, investigative producer Eva Parks, investigative photographer Peter Hull and law enforcement expert Don Peritz. 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 to 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 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.
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.
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.
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 three-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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