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Stephen serves as National Investigative Correspondent for CBS News and Stations. He’s part of the new, ground-breaking Innovation Lab at CBS, based in Dallas, Texas.


This latest venture fits perfectly as part of Stephen’s DNA as he uses his video, digital and social media skills to build powerful investigative teams all over the country. Since 2003, Stephen helped establish, build and lead investigative teams in Orlando, Miami and San Francisco’s TV markets.


Prior to coming to CBS Stephen helped build and found a 17-member Investigative Unit at NBC Bay Area serving as Senior Investigative Reporter. #WeInvestigate was one of the largest investigative reporting teams in the country.

Stephen also travels around the country teaching computer-assisted reporting and breaking news seminars at IRE conferences, universities and TV, newspapers and multimedia outlets.

Stephen’s skills and expertise extend beyond traditional television storytelling, expanding his reach with digital and social media platforms. His rolling investigation into California's High Speed Rail includes extra content designed only for the web, social media and hand-held devices.


His deep dive into California’s Water Crisis took him to Israel where his team created not only a series of TV stories but extra web content and interactive information to lead viewers to better understand the issues.

Stephen led his team on similar digital projects:

Oil money in California politics

Crumbling bridges

Aging water pipes

Fracking pollution

Gun violence



Stephen's work has prompted Congressional hearings and changed state law in both Florida and California.

  • 1 Peabody award

  • 1 duPont award

  • 1 national SPJ award

  • 5 regional SPJ awards

  • 3 Edward R. Murrow awards

  • 6 Associated Press awards

  • 18 regional Emmys

  • 1 national Emmy nomination

  • 2 IRE finalist selections

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