Scott Friedman Profile
Scott Friedman is an American award-winning reporter and anchor working for NBC5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth serving as the Senior investigative reporter. He leads the “NBC 5 Investigates” team that exposes critical safety concerns, uncovers government waste, and holds officials accountable.
Scott Friedman Career
Friedman serves as an investigative reporter at NBC5 who leads the “NBC 5 Investigates” team that exposes critical safety concerns. His investigative reporting has been recognized with some of broadcasting’s top national honors including a Peabody Award, five national Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award, two national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Awards, and a national News and Documentary Emmy for outstanding regional investigative report.
His investigations have been featured on NBC Nightly News and Today on NBC. His Peabody Award-winning investigation of financial troubles at Dallas County Schools (DCS) credulous a web of corruption, incredible financial mismanagement, obscure personal relationships, and violence of interest inside management that transported tens of thousands of children to school each day. The Texas Legislature, governor, and voters acted quickly to close DCS, as well as the manager who ran the agency pleaded child to accepting $3 million of bribes and kickbacks in exchange for government contracts.
His team investigated care for injured, active-duty U.S. Army soldiers, in partnership with The Dallas Morning News for more than a year. The series uncovered hundreds of grievances from injured soldiers describing mistreatment, harassment, verbal abuse, and a lack of care from commanders of U.S. Army Warrior Transition Units (WTUs).
The U.S. Army ordered new training for commanders of all 25 WTUs worldwide, aimed at better treating injured troops with dignity as well as respect within days of the station’s first reports. The U.S. House Armed Services Committee also commended the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation. His nine-month-long investigation of crashes and injuries caused by police officers using dashboard-mounted computers while driving led to altering local police department policies and became training material for law enforcement agencies across the country.
In 2006 he joined KXAS-TV reporting and later anchored the station’s weekday morning newscast, NBC 5 Today. He helped launch “NBC 5 Investigates” in 2012. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter as well as a news anchor at WTMJ-TV (NBC) in Milwaukee and an anchor at WNDU-TV (NBC) in South Bend, Indiana.
Quick Facts About Friedman
|$1 Million- $5 Million
Scott Friedman Age
Friedman’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Friedman is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Scott Friedman Height
Friedman stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Scott Friedman Family
Friedman was born and raised by his parents in the United States of America but he has not disclosed the names of his parents and siblings. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Scott Friedman Wife
Friedman has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Friedman is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Scott Friedman Salary
Being one of the top reporters for NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Friedman earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Scott Friedman Net Worth
Friedman has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a reporter.
Scott Friedman NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
At NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Friedman works alongside;
- Wayne Carter – Special Assignment Reporter
- Keisha Burns – Weather Anchor/reporter
- Candace Sweat – Reporter
- Ben Russell – Reporter
- Ken Kalthoff – Reporter
- Jack Highberger – Reporter
- Don Peritz Jr. – Assignments/Investigative Editor and Researcher
- Melissa Harrison – TV/Radio Journalist
- Diana Zoga – Journalist
- Meredith Yeomans – Reporter
- Meredith Land – Anchor
- Samantha Davies – Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter
- Laura Harris – Journalist
- Newy Scruggs – Sportscaster