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NBC 7 Investigates. Exposing, Digging, and Uncovering. Asking hard questions and demanding the truth. Making San Diego a better place to live. 2013-2014 Awards NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter EMMY – Investigative Series – 'Aristotle University Series'; NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter EMMY – 'Daycare Death'; Society of Professional Journalists 1st PLACE – Investigative – 'Daycare Death'; Society of Professional Journalists 2ND Place – Investigative – 'Aristotle University Series'; 2013 The Associated Press, Television-Radio Association Award – 'Aristotle University Series'; Taxpayer’s Assoc Nomination – 'Watermain Breaks'

  • Mari Payton

    Anchor and reporter Mari Payton has led the way in NBC 7 Investigations. She has won multiple Emmy awards for her investigative work. In April 2013, she was nominated for three additional Emmy awards. Additionally, Payton’s recent investigation into a local university revealed that the school was operating fraudulently without a license. The KNSD story led to the State of California forcing the school to close in March 2013 and prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors). More »

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  • Wendy Fry

    Wendy Fry is a producer for the NBC 7 I-Team, working on local investigations. Fry has covered South County for many years and has won numerous local San Diego Press Club and Society of Professional Journalist awards. In August 2013, Fry was awarded the Holly Whisenhunt Stephen Fellowship from the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. More »


  • Jay Yoo

    Jay Yoo is a five time Emmy-award winning photojournalist for photography and editing, whose work has also been recognized by the National Press Photographer’s Association. He joined NBC 7 in 2005 from Palm Desert, where he worked as a general assignment photojournalist for KESQ. Prior to that, he served as a photographer and editor at KSCI in Los Angeles. Jay was born in Seoul, Korea then moved to Orange County when he was 16. Jay graduated from Biola University with a degree in Communication.

  • Paul Krueger

    Senior Field Producer Paul Krueger has 20 years of experience reporting on investigations including pieces on medical malpractice, consumer protection and truth in advertising. His work has earned him honors such as the Golden Mike Award and numerous Emmy awards as well as San Diego Press Club's Harold Keen Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2010. He has served as a board member for the Society of Professional Journalists and is an active member of San Diego and North County Bench/Bar/Media Committees. More »

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  • Tiffany Spitzer

    Executive Producer and NBC 7 Investigates leader Tiffany Spitzer has been with NBC7 since 1998. Her background includes leading political, Olympic and other local special event coverage for the station. Tiffany is the recipient of several awards including an Emmy, Golden Mike and San Diego Press Club award. She is currently a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) and is dedicated to protecting San Diego through iTeam investigations.

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