David Goldstein

david goldstein 08062010 David GoldsteinInvestigative Reporter David Goldstein has been honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Press Club. In his more than two decades reporting in L.A., David has been nominated for more than 15 Emmy Awards and has won more than a dozen Golden Mike Awards.

He was a founding member of KCAL’s primetime newscast, having joined the station in 1989. Prior to that, he was a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York and has also worked as an investigative reporter in Miami.

At KCBS/KCAL, David’s undercover investigations have pointed the spotlight on government corruption and wasteful spending of taxpayer money.

His report on DWP workers drinking on the job and going to strip clubs prompted action by the department. An L.A. city official resigned after David’s investigation alleged her husband may have gotten favors from the police department. City traffic officers were fired or suspended after David’s undercover investigation showed they were goofing off and spending time at home instead of working. The list goes on.

David grew up in the suburbs of New York City and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.

In his spare time, he likes to jog, play tennis and spend time with his family.

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CSU Administrators Spend Hundreds Of Thousands In Donated Money On Parties, Alcohol

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldsten found hundreds of thousands of dollars, donated with the intention of supporting students’ educations and benefiting the schools, yet being spent by administrators on themselves.

10/07/2014

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Clients Claim Unwanted Sexual Advances During Massages At Spa Chain

A trip to a high-end massage chain turned into alleged sexual assaults, according to several Southern California women. CBS2’s investigative reporter David Goldstein has the story.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2014

In a story Only On CBS2, David Goldstein investigates an incident involving a LAPD officer accused of punching a female suspect in the face. (credit: CBS)

Exclusive: LAPD Officer Being Investigated About Punching Woman In Lockup

CBS2’s Investigative Reporter David Goldstein obtained a copy of the alleged assault.

07/17/2014

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CBS2 Investigation: Transportation Workers Watch World Cup Games On Taxpayer Dime

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein reports undercover cameras found some of these men could be scoring your taxpayer dollars during working hours, sometimes for hours at a time, in the restaurant at Caltrans headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

07/07/2014

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CBS2 Investigation: LA’s Pothole Repair Numbers May Be Filled With Holes

The city of Los Angeles’ pothole repair numbers may be filled with holes, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/10/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: Garcetti May Pull The Plug On City-Owned Yacht Costing Taxpayers Millions

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says it may be time to do away with the city-owned yacht after CBS2 uncovered that renovation costs were in the millions of dollars.

06/05/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: LAX Among Nation’s Top 3 For Airport Complaints

This summer is shaping up to be one of the busiest travel seasons ever, and that can spell out problems at airports.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2014

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CBS2 Investigation: Some Repair Crews Not In A Hurry To Fix City Streets

While the city of Los Angeles is looking into raising taxes in order to fix potholes, CBS2’s hidden cameras captured what repairs were really being made on the streets.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2014

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Exclusive: LAPD Officer Caught On Tape Allegedly Making Racist Comments

An off-duty LAPD officer allegedly was recorded getting into an argument with a group of African-American men and slinging racial slurs and now some officers and city officials want to know why he hasn’t been fired.

05/07/2014

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Security Company Issues Parking Tickets That May Be Fooling Drivers

A security company has been issuing parking tickets that may be fooling drivers, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/06/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: South LA Park Proves Major Drain On Water, Taxpayer Money Amid Drought Crisis

The severe drought crisis has residents across California cutting back on their water usage but CBS2 has learned officials have been pumping millions of gallons of fresh water into a South L.A. park touted as a water conservation project.

04/29/2014

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Confidential Patient Records From Local Dentist’s Office Found Dumped In Apple Valley

Hundreds of confidential patient records from a local dentist’s office were found dumped in Apple Valley.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: Taxpayer-Funded Luxury Cars For LA City Councilmembers

With the city of Los Angeles facing a $200 million deficit, we found some city councilmembers purchasing fancy cars at the expense of taxpayers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2014

Did a federal VA officer send a nude selfie to a woman who needed his help? (credit: cell phone photo provided by alleged victim)

Only On 2: Federal Police Officer Accused Of Sending Nude Selfie To Woman Who Needed Help

A federal police officer is under investigation for allegedly sending a nude selfie to a woman who had come to him for help.

01/27/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: Millions In LA County Welfare Money Traced To Casinos, Bars, Vacation Spots

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein traced millions of dollars in L.A. County welfare money to some exotic locations, including ATMs in casinos and bars and vacation spots like Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

11/19/2013

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