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David Goldstein

david goldstein 08062010 David GoldsteinInvestigative Reporter David Goldstein is the current recipient of the Journalist of the Year award from the Los Angeles Press Club. In his more than 15 years reporting in LA, David has been nominated for more than 15 emmy awards and has won a half 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.

David has covered a wide variety of stories including the Persian Gulf War, the OJ Simpson trial, the trial of the police officers accused of beating Rodney King and the LA riots.

His investigative reports have led to immediate results.

An investigation into the illegal placement of registered sex offenders prompted the resignation of the head of the State Department of Corrections and the implementation of a statewide task force to overhaul the system.

A report on the potential of sex offenders being hired as Santas during the Christmas season prompted a new bill in the state legislature.

A report on the California Department of Corrections selling used assault rifles and the CHP selling confiscated weapons led to a statewide ban on future sales.

And David’s undercover investigation of a doctor who illegally prescribed pain medication led to the arrest of the physician and the suspension of his license.

David Goldstein 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 and play tennis.

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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

Gambling, Casino

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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CBS2 Investigation: LA Traffic Cops Caught Slacking On The Job

Los Angeles traffic officers were discovered earning taxpayer money while slacking on the job, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2013

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CBS2 Investigation: College Security Guard Leaves Trail Of Racism And Hate

A 31-year-old man who patrols two Orange County college campuses posted pro-Nazi and anti-black sentiments on the Internet, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2013

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Agency That Provides Health Care To LA’s Poorest Families Using Taxpayer Money On Lavish Parties, Alcohol

A public agency that provides health care for Los Angeles’ poorest families has been using taxpayer money on lavish parties and alcohol, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2013

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Cost Of Renovations On Port Of LA’s Yacht Millions More Than Agency First Reported

The cost of renovations for the Port of Los Angeles’ yacht, which is used for tours of the harbor, is millions more than first reported, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2013

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Renovations On Port Of LA’s Yacht Costing More Than $1M In Public Money

The Port of Los Angeles has been spending more than $1 million of public money on renovating a yacht, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2013

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CBS2 Investigation Reveals Antonio Villaraigosa Still Receives Some Mayoral Treatment

Weeks after leaving office, Antonio Villaraigosa still receives some mayoral treatment, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/22/2013

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UCLA Employee Resigns Amid Allegations He Engaged In Sexual Chats With Kids Online

A veteran University of California, Los Angeles employee has resigned amid allegations he engaged in inappropriate behavior with children on the Internet, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/02/2013

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CBS2 Investigates: Customers Pay The Price For Prop. 65 Lawsuits Against LA Restaurants

Customers are ultimately paying the price for lawsuits against some Los Angeles-area restaurants, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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‘Always-On’ Streetlights A Turn-Off For West LA Residents

West Los Angeles residents said they’re outraged that streetlights in their neighborhood have been switched on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/06/2013

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Taxpayers Foot The Bill For Top LA County Chief’s Commute To And From NorCal

Taxpayers are footing the bill for a top Los Angeles County official’s more than 600-mile round-trip commute to and from his Northern California home, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2013

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Investigation: Local Limo Companies Operating Without Valid Licenses

David Goldstein investigates why local limo companies — with pulled licenses — are still transporting passengers.

05/17/2013

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