Investigative 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.
And government workers weren’t happy when Investigative Reporter David Goldstein tried to get answers.
Jason Wirtzer is a licensed pilot who claims to be helping out vets by running a charity which raffles off planes.
While most people dream of winning the Mega Millions lottery, for some people targeted by scammers, the dream is too good to be true.
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.
DWP union boss Brian D’Arcy wields high power in the city of Los Angeles but keeps a low profile and rarely gives interviews.
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.
CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein caught people selling disabled parking placards and making big money without the DMV ever knowing.
A controversial air service costs millions in taxpayer money, with nearly empty flights leaving airports for rural destinations.
So exactly how did these kids get their hands on it?
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.
He sits in a wheelchair with a sign that says “Could you spare a dollar for a homeless, disabled U.S. Navy vet?” The dog tags around his neck and military salute make it look official. And the scene of him sitting in the chair – playing tricks with his cat – certainly tugs at the heartstrings of passers-by who pony up money.
A CBS2 investigative report has prompted the City of Los Angeles to refund more than $1.1 million in parking tickets mistakenly doled out to drivers and, just recently, CBS2 learned that parking officials are still handing out these kinds of tickets.
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.
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.
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.