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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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.

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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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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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