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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.

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

A David Goldstein investigation finds the city is paying upwards of $509,000 for people on paid administrative leave. (credit: CBS)

Goldstein Investigation Finds Some City Employees Are Paid Not To Work

Budget crisis? CBS2 has found at least a half million dollars of your taxpayer money is going to city employees who are being paid not to work.

09/28/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Water Company Asks For 24 Percent Rate Hike While Refusing To Divulge Spending Reports

A local water company is asking ratepayers for a 24 percent increase in rates next year. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein asked Golden State Water to show how they’re spending customers’ money.

09/24/2012

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Former LA Neighborhood Commission Head Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

The former head of a Los Angeles city commission pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of distribution of child pornography.

09/14/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Former LA City Commissioner To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

The former Los Angles City Commissioner charged with possessing child pornography, initially blaming it on his alleged split personality, is now agreeing to plead guilty to the crime.

09/04/2012

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Goldstein Investigation Finds Fully-Able People Using Handicapped Placards To Park Free

Police in downtown Los Angeles are cracking down on parking meter cheats. Specifically they’re targeting people who illegally use disability placards to get away with free parking.

06/22/2012

CalTrans Drinking Investigation

Caltrans Begins Process Of Firing 3 Employees Following CBS2 Investigation

Caltrans has started the process to fire two supervisors, who made nearly $100,000 in taxpayer dollars last year, after a CBS2 investigation caught them drinking on the job. A third employee was also facing termination.

05/29/2012

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