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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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Asian Americans Express Outrage Over ‘Racist’ City Of LA Department Of Public Works Video

Some Asian Americans expressed their outrage over a taxpayer-funded video mocking the Asian community at the city’s Board of Public Works meeting on Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2013

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City Of LA Department Of Public Works Under Fire For Producing Controversial Video Mocking Asians

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works is under fire for producing a controversial video depicting the Asian community—all with taxpayer money, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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LAUSD Bus Inspection Reports Show Major Safety Violations

While your children ride LAUSD buses, we obtained the most recent reports, finding fuel leaks, steering violations that could endanger students, and bad brakes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/03/2013

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CBS2 Investigation: LA Agencies, Officials Get A Free Ride Through Toll Lanes On 10, 110 Freeways

City, county and federal agencies, along with some elected officials, are getting a free ride through new toll lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways in Los Angeles, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2013

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Are Some Caltrans Employees Moonlighting On State Time?

We found a Caltrans employee spending hours at a private school that he owns – at the very same time he’s supposed to be earning your taxpayer money.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2013

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Investigation: Exes Post Nude Photos Of Women Online As Revenge Tactic

Exes are posting nude photos of women online in what has been dubbed “revenge porn.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2013

Why were all these perfectly-fine Girl Scout cookies tossed? (credit: CBS)

Investigation: Why Were More Than 13,000 Boxes Of Perfectly Fine Girl Scout Cookies Tossed?

A David Goldstein investigation reveals that more than 13,000 boxes of perfectly fine Girl Scout cookies were trashed — rather than donated.

02/14/2013

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Goldstein: Former LA Priest Living With A Secret

A former priest and LAUSD employee embroiled in a sex scandal is confronted after documents show he admitted to sexual relations with an underage girl.

02/11/2013

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Investigation Reveals The Hottest Tickets In Town May Not Even Exist

CBS2 Investigative Reporter David Goldstein met a man who claims to sell the hottest tickets in town.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2013

Murder suspect Christopher Dorner (credit: Facebook/CBS)

Alleged Killer Printed Angry Manifesto Saying His Violent Acts Were ‘A Necessary Evil’

In a long, rambling manifesto addressed to “The Nation” with the subject “Last Resort,” former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner — a fired LAPD officer accused in a double homicide in Irvine — laid out a long list of concerns, slights, charges and threats against fellow LAPD officers who he blames for a 2008 termination.

02/06/2013

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Ex-City Commissioner Who Blamed Tumor For Child Porn Stash Sentenced To 7 Years

A former Los Angeles city commissioner who blamed a tumor for his partiality to child pornography was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Monday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2012

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CBS2 Investigation: Patients Claim OC Dentist Didn’t Give Them Care They Paid For

Several patients are accusing an Orange County dentist of charging them thousands of dollars for faulty dental implants and subsequently never responding to their calls for help.

11/20/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Is The Fake Fur You’re Buying Really Faux?

With winter approaching many people turn to fur-lined coats to keep them warm. Buying fake fur is the politically correct thing to do but a CBS2 investigation found real fur is being passed off as fake.

11/09/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Activists Claim Inoperative Water Treatment Plant Wasted Stimulus Money

A water treatment plant built using more than $3 million of taxpayer money was supposed to remove bacteria from the waters feeding into Santa Monica Bay but it ended up dumping more bacteria into the ocean. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein spoke to activists who said the facility was a waste of stimulus money. Santa Monica officials, however, insisted they can eventually get the plant operational.

11/01/2012

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CBS2 Investigates Caltrans Employees Who Use Taxpayer-Funded Cars For Personal Use

A CBS2 investigation found some Caltrans employees using Caltrans trucks rented with taxpayer money for their own personal use.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/25/2012

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