Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Abbie Boudreau to Join CNN’s Investigative Team in Atlanta

CNN Presroom - Emmy Winner’s Arrival Marks Expansion of News Network’s Investigative Efforts

Abbie Boudreau, a multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter with ABC15 in Phoenix, will join CNN as an investigative correspondent, it was announced today by Mark Nelson, vice president and senior executive producer of CNN Productions which produces CNN: Special Investigations Unit, CNN Presents and other programming. Boudreau, who will join CNN Oct. 15, will be based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta.

“Abbie comes as a welcome addition to CNN as we continue expanding our investigative reporting with CNN: Special Investigations Unit and other long-form programming and investigative packages,” Nelson said. “In Phoenix, she demonstrated the rare ability to uncover stories with national implications from a local station. With the resources of CNN at her disposal, we anticipate even more high-impact results.”

“Investigative reporting is my passion, and I’m honored to join CNN as it expands its enterprise reporting efforts through Special Investigations Unit and other distinctive programs,” Boudreau said.

While at ABC15, Boudreau’s investigations exposed a cult posing as a drug-rehabilitation center for teenagers and uncovered improper spending habits of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a report that won her a regional Edward R. Murrow award. In 2005, she was the first to report a possible design flaw produced by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., the nation’s fourth largest tire manufacturer. A year later, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into possible tire tread-separation defects in a line of Cooper tires.

Boudreau joined ABC15 after working as an investigative reporter and fill-in anchor for WWMT in Kalamazoo, Mich. She began her career in Dubuque, Iowa, as a reporter.

Boudreau’s awards include four Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for investigative reporting and writing, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and honors from such groups as the Arizona AP Broadcasters Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Recently, her investigation into Cooper Tires earned her another regional Emmy nomination.

Boudreau received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Soledad was the reporter for this? Is she done with SIU?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

I think they're just expanding the team.

9:03 AM  

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