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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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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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

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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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