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Monday, March 18, 2013

Mark Greenblatt to Scripps TV stations

Mark Greenblatt, former KHOU 11 investigative reporter, leaves ABC News for Scripps TV stations

In January 2012, KHOU 11 investigative guy Mark Greenblatt went to ABC News. Now we learn he is leaving the network and going back to local with Scripps TV stations:

Award-winning investigative reporter Mark Greenblatt, will join The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) as a national investigative correspondent for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., effective April 15.

Formerly with ABC News as a national correspondent, Greenblatt specializes in computer-assisted reporting and the mining of public data through the Freedom of Information Act. His goal is compelling multiple-platform content that results in reform and broad benefit for communities.

"The Scripps Howard News Service is a journalism powerhouse committed to investigative reporting and video story-telling with both a national and local perspective across all of our media platforms and for all of our local TV and newspaper markets," said Brian Lawlor , senior vice president of Scripps television. "Mark is an amazing addition to the team. He is tenacious, yet patient with his investigations. He is thorough and resourceful and is widely respected for his abilities to hunt down a story that enacts change."

With ABC News, Greenblatt contributed to Good Morning America, World News and Nightline. He also wrote stories for, filed live and taped radio reports for radio stations across the country and reported live for ABC affiliates nationwide and the BBC.

Before moving to network news, Greenblatt spent seven years as an investigative reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas. He received numerous national awards for his investigations including the Livingston Award, duPont-Columbia, two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, National Headliner, National Emmy and an IRE Medal.

He also gained experience working at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Fla.; KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo.

He graduated in 2000 from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

Greenblatt and his wife, Regina, will move to D.C. where he will base his work for SHNS. He is the co-director for a national program to mentor investigative reporters and editors. He has volunteered for arts organizations and a program to motivate children to make a difference.

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