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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).
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.
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. More »
Adam White is an Emmy-award winning photographer, whose work has also been recognized by the National Press Photographers’ Association. Adam has helped spearhead a number of major NBC 7 investigations. His work on a series of stories about a former North County University prompted state and federal investigation. Adam was raised in the North County, worked previously in Las Vegas, and is now proud to call San Diego home.
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