David Goldstein

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David Goldstein (CBS)

Investigative Reporter David Goldstein has been honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Radio and Television News Association of Southern California and 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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LA County Health Plan That Administers Medi-Cal, Obamacare Spending On Perks

A CBS2 news investigation found while a quadriplegic goes hungry, L.A. Care takes good care feeding their own employees.

05/10/2017

Garcetti: LA Should Refund Drivers Ticketed By Faulty Camera

“I would encourage MTA to refund those dollars, and for the sheriff to stop issuing those tickets until it’s fixed.”

03/01/2017

Could Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Be Causing Cancer? Two People Say Yes

The gas leak made headlines as people were evacuated for months until the well was capped. Now 17 months later, the first signs of a deadly cancer are beginning to show. CBS2’s investigative reporter David Goldstein has the story.

02/28/2017

Lawmakers Demand Action After CBS2 Exposes Deceased Voters Somehow Casting Ballots Across LA County

State lawmakers are demanding action after a CBS2 investigation uncovered hundreds of deceased voters somehow casting ballots across Los Angeles County.

06/02/2016

L.A. County Supervisors Demand Answers Day After CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Deceased Voters Casting Ballots

A CBS2 investigation found that deceased voters are casting ballots time and time again.

05/24/2016

CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year

Hundreds of people who cast votes, according to state records, have been dead for years.

05/23/2016

CBS2’s David Goldstein Rides Along With LAPD Unit Cracking Down On Disabled Placard Misuse

Los Angeles police are cracking down on the misuse of disabled parking placards.

05/11/2016

Car Rental Customers Get Refunds After Filing Complaints

CBS2 Investigative Reporter David Goldstein discovered Dollar agents charged for loss damage waivers even after they were declined.

03/02/2016

Emails Outline Landscape Company’s Donations To Mayor’s Fund

The mayor has said the money had nothing to do with his speech.

02/19/2016

CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Why Convicted Sex Offender Working Near Kids Isn’t Listed On Megan’s Law Site

Investigative Reporter David Goldstein uncovers the reason why a convicted sex offender working near kids was never registered on the Megan’s Law site.

02/09/2016

CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Registered Sex Offender Working Near Child-Care Center

A state employee has been put on leave Thursday night after a CBS2 investigation uncovered that he’s a registered sex offender who’s working near children.

02/04/2016

Goldstein Investigation: City Sells Off Yacht For Fraction Of What Taxpayers Paid

This is a story about turning $4.1 million of public money into just a fraction of that amount.

01/06/2016

CBS Investigation: Customers Say They Were Scammed For Insurance Coverage When Renting A Car

Do you need to buy additional insurance from the car rental company if you already have your own insurance coverage?

11/25/2015

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.

11/23/2015

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.

11/02/2015

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?

09/09/2015

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/16/2015

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.

07/14/2015

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.

07/10/2015

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.

06/25/2015

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.

06/09/2015

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.

06/01/2015

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.

05/19/2015

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.

04/28/2015

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.

04/23/2015

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2015

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

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

02/25/2015

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.

02/19/2015

CBS2 Investigates: Is This Man Claiming To Be A Disabled Vet To Scam People For Cash?

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2015

After CBS2 Investigation, LA Will Refund Drivers For More Than $1M In Erroneous Parking Tickets

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.

01/29/2015

Arrest Reports Of Ferguson Protesters In L.A. Reveal Many In Their 20s, 30s

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.

11/26/2014

CBS2 Investigates: TSA Selects Passengers Not Enrolled In Pre-Check For Expedited Screening

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.

11/25/2014

CBS2 Investigates: Public Employees Parking In Front Of Fire Hydrants In Non-Emergencies

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.

11/24/2014

Only On 2: Free ‘Obama Phones’ A Little Too Easy To Get

They’re lined up outside welfare offices, on street corners, and in supermarkets: people hawking free cellphones for those in need.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2014

CBS2 Investigates: LA Parking Officers Caught Handing Out Bogus Tickets

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein discovered that L.A. parking officers were giving out tickets, even though the area had been designated a relaxed parking route.

11/11/2014

Man Caught Rolling Back Odometers In CBS2 Investigation Pleads Guilty

A San Fernando Valley resident caught rolling back odometers in a CBS2 investigative report pleaded guilty Wednesday.

11/05/2014

A Little Too Lucky? CBS2 Investigates Lottery Retailers Cashing In At Surprising Rates

CBS2 found retailers across Southern California who cashed in tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars in winnings purchased at their stores. It’s not illegal, but experts say some may be defying the odds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2014

CSU Administrators Spend Hundreds Of Thousands In Donated Money On Parties, Alcohol

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldsten found hundreds of thousands of dollars, donated with the intention of supporting students’ educations and benefiting the schools, yet being spent by administrators on themselves.

10/07/2014

Clients Claim Unwanted Sexual Advances During Massages At Spa Chain

A trip to a high-end massage chain turned into alleged sexual assaults, according to several Southern California women. CBS2’s investigative reporter David Goldstein has the story.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2014

Exclusive: LAPD Officer Being Investigated About Punching Woman In Lockup

CBS2’s Investigative Reporter David Goldstein obtained a copy of the alleged assault.

07/17/2014

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