leads the “NBC 5 Investigates” team at KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. His stories expose critical safety concerns, uncover government waste and hold officials accountable.
Friedman’s work has been recognized nationally for excellence in investigative reporting with some of broadcasting’s top honors.
His nine month long investigation of crashes and injuries caused by police officers using dashboard mounted computers while driving was awarded a National News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding regional investigative story and the national Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing news coverage. The series led to changes in police department policies, and became training material for law enforcement across the country.
Friedman’s investigation of the West Nile Virus epidemic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was recognized with the 2012 national Sigma Delta Chi Award in Large Market Television Investigative Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.
In Texas, his reports have received accolades including eleven regional Emmy Awards including best investigative report and best investigative series, along with awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.
Friedman joined KXAS-TV in 2006. During his tenure at the station he has served in many roles including as anchor of the station’s weekday morning newscast “NBC5 Today”.
Before joining KXAS-TV, Friedman was investigative reporter and weekend news anchor at WTMJ-TV (NBC) in Milwaukee where his assignments sometimes took him around the world. He reported from a U.S. aircraft carrier during “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan, covered American military exercises on the Kuwait-Iraq border in the weeks leading up to the war in Iraq, and interviewed wounded soldiers receiving treatment at U.S. medical facilities in Germany.
Friedman’s work was recognized with awards for investigative reporting from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association, and the Associated Press of Wisconsin along with four Chicago Regional Emmy Award nominations for news writing, hard news reporting and coverage of a breaking story.
Friedman’s career began as a producer and reporter at WNDU-TV (NBC) in South Bend, Indiana. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.