This was posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Award-winning Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer is joining an NBC station in Washington D.C.
She will do investigative work for WRC-TV starting next month. WSB-TV staff was informed this morning.
She's the second reporter in town leaving for D.C. in the past week. 11 Alive's Blayne Alexander is also moving to D.C.. She will be working at the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service, which does national political stories for the NBC affiliates. Given what's going on with the Trump administration, D.C. is certainly the place to be for news.
Fleischer joined WSB-TV in 2007. She had previously worked in Orlando.
“Her stories have led to laws being changed in the state of Georgia,” WRC news director Mike Goldrick told staff in D.C.. “Her work has received recognition from her peers in our business, including more than a dozen Regional Emmy Awards and the prestigious Alfred I. DuPont award from Columbia University, one of the highest honors in broadcasting.”
In 2015, Jodie was also honored by the FBI Director with a Community Leadership Award for a series of investigative reports which exposed Georgia’s legal loophole that encouraged widespread criminal activity by sovereign citizens who used fake deeds to steal foreclosed homes.
The resulting law change was the culmination of more than four years of reporting.
WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.