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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Arrest Reports Of Ferguson Protesters In L.A. Reveal Many In Their 20s, 30s

Arrest reports of those in custody following protests locally of the Ferguson grand jury decision reveal that many are in their 20s and 30s and at least one is from New York City.

11/26/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: TSA Selects Passengers Not Enrolled In Pre-Check For Expedited Screening

TSA’s decision to allow passengers to go through the pre-check screening line designed for those with approved security clearance, some say, is compromising safety.

11/25/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: Public Employees Parking In Front Of Fire Hydrants In Non-Emergencies

An investigation by CBS2’s David Goldstein caught employees from various public agencies parking in front of fire hydrants – not on emergencies, but while going to lunch.

11/24/2014

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Only On 2: Free ‘Obama Phones’ A Little Too Easy To Get

They’re lined up outside welfare offices, on street corners, and in supermarkets: people hawking free cellphones for those in need.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: LA Parking Officers Caught Handing Out Bogus Tickets

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein discovered that L.A. parking officers were giving out tickets, even though the area had been designated a relaxed parking route.

11/11/2014

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Man Caught Rolling Back Odometers In CBS2 Investigation Pleads Guilty

A San Fernando Valley resident caught rolling back odometers in a CBS2 investigative report pleaded guilty Wednesday.

11/05/2014

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A Little Too Lucky? CBS2 Investigates Lottery Retailers Cashing In At Surprising Rates

CBS2 found retailers across Southern California who cashed in tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars in winnings purchased at their stores. It’s not illegal, but experts say some may be defying the odds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2014

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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

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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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