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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Mother Alleges She Found Porn On Pre-Owned Game System She Bought For 8-Year-Old

A mother from East Los Angeles says she was “in shock” after she alleges she found an X-rated surprise on a used video game system she bought for her child.


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CBS2 Investigation: Sexting Possibly Linked To Deadly Caltrans Crash

CBS2 Investigative Reporter David Goldstein reports a Caltrans employee who was involved in a deadly crash is back behind the wheel of a truck that encourages everyone to drive safely.


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CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Dozens Of Car Service Drivers Parking In Spaces For Disabled At LAX

A CBS2 hidden camera investigation has found disabled parking spots filled at LAX with private car service vehicles, but are their drivers taking advantage of the prime parking spaces?


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CBS2 Investigates: CalTrans Accused Of Being Slumlord By LA Tenants

The homes are part of 460 properties CalTrans purchased for the proposed extension of the 710 Freeway in Pasadena and Alhambra.

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CBS2 Investigation On Federal Water Waste In SoCal Prompts Lawmaker To Take Action

Investigative reporter David Goldstein spoke on Tuesday to Congresswoman Janice Hahn, who said she was shocked and embarrassed by what he and his team found with hidden cameras.


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CBS2 Investigates: Federal Buildings In SoCal Caught Wasting Water Amid Drought

And government workers weren’t happy when Investigative Reporter David Goldstein tried to get answers.



CBS2 Investigates Licensed Pilot Linked To Veteran Raffle Scam

Jason Wirtzer is a licensed pilot who claims to be helping out vets by running a charity which raffles off planes.


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David Goldstein Investigation: Scammers Using ‘Mega Millions’ To Swindle Elderly

While most people dream of winning the Mega Millions lottery, for some people targeted by scammers, the dream is too good to be true.


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Some Soliciting Donations Outside Markets Aren’t What They Seem, CBS2 Investigation Finds

A foundation with a message to feed the hungry and efforts that seem to get an outpouring of support from Southland shoppers is not what it seems, a CBS2 investigation by David Goldstein uncovered.



CBS2 Investigation: DWP Union Boss Responds To Recent City Audit

DWP union boss Brian D’Arcy wields high power in the city of Los Angeles but keeps a low profile and rarely gives interviews.


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David Goldstein Investigation: Dozens Of Shut-Down Pot Shops Reopen Under New Names

After Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer claimed to have closed a large number of pot shops in the city, CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein found that dozens of them have reopened to defy the law once again.


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CBS2 Investigation: Scammers Caught Selling Disabled Parking Placards

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein caught people selling disabled parking placards and making big money without the DMV ever knowing.


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CBS 2 Investigates: Nearly Empty Flights On Taxpayers’ Dime

A controversial air service costs millions in taxpayer money, with nearly empty flights leaving airports for rural destinations.

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An undercover David Goldstein investigation explains how kids are getting their hands on medical marijuana. (creditL CBS)

Only On 2: Investigation Reveals Medical Marijuana Is Getting Into School Kids’ Hands

So exactly how did these kids get their hands on it?


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CBS2 Investigates: Patients Claim Doctor Has Not Paid Them For Research

More than a dozen people have filed small claims cases against an Agoura Hills doctor, stating that they were never paid as promised for participating in medical research.



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