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NBC 5 Investigates is a nationally recognized, award-winning investigative team led by senior investigative reporter Scott Friedman, investigative producer Jack Douglas Jr., investigative photographer Jose Sanchez and law enforcement expert Don Peritz Jr. 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.
Jack Douglas Jr. is native North Texan and an award-winning journalist in both broadcast and newspapers. He has covered the Branch Davidian standoff outside Waco; the Florida chad count in the 2000 presidential race; the 9/11 attacks in New York City; the Oklahoma City bombing; Katrina in New Orleans; and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Tex. Before joining NBC 5 Investigates, he worked for Dateline NBC, the McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Houston Post, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and the Texarkana Gazette.
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 joined the NBC 5 news team in 2013 as an Assignments / Investigative Editor and Researcher, 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. He is a former Dallas County Sheriff’s Administrative Senior Sergeant, who 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. In 2017 Don received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his teamwork in covering the 2016 Dallas Police Officer Ambush and is a four-time Lone Star Emmy Award winner. Don 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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