Gerry Wagschal

 

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ABC News                                          New York, New York                                            January 2006 –Present

Senior Investigative Producer, Investigative Unit (Since August 2018)

  • Coordinating Investigative Producer, Investigative Unit  (Since Jan. 2017)
  • Oversees and produces long and short investigative reports and contribute to all ABC News programs.

 

Freelance Producer/Writer                                                                            November 2004 –  November 2005

  • Programs including, A Current Affair, America's Most Wanted, and CNN’s Nancy Grace. Obtained first exclusive television interview with Joran va n der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of missing teenager, Natalee Holloway, for A Current Affair.

 

Celebrity Justice  (Telepictures)               New York,  New York                                        July 2002–October 2004

New York Bureau Chief

  • Supervised  New York  staff, and produced and wrote reports for daily syndicated news
  • magazine program about celebrities and the courts.
  • Obtained exclusive interview with Whitney Houston’s father about his lawsuit against his daughter.

 

Disclosure, CBC –TV                             New York, New York                                              July 2001–June 2002

Investigative Producer

  • Directed, produced, supervised research, and wrote investigative reports for CBC news magazine program.

 

The Fifth Estate  (CBC –TV)                   New York, New York                                      September 1999–June 2001

Investigative Producer

  • Directed, produced, and wrote reports for CBC-TV’s flagship investigative program.

 

W-Five  (CTV NEWS)                            Toronto, CA                                                         July 1998–August 1999

Investigative Producer

  • Produced investigative reports for  national news magazine program.
  • Won RTNDA Canada award for hidden-camera investigation exposing a bogus travel agency.

 

Newswatch (CBC –TV)                           Montreal, CA                                                    January 1994–April 1998

Investigative Producer/Reporter

  • Produced investigative reports for  Newswatch,  CBC-TV’s local evening newscast in  Montreal, and for CBC-TV's evening newscast covering Edmonton and Calgary, (1994-1995).

 

A Current Affair (FOX TV)                       New York, New York                                         January 1993–June 1993

Story Coordinator/Producer

  • Obtained phone interview with cult leader David Koresh.

 

 

NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCE

 

New York Post, New York, New York. Reporter. 1993-1994

Suburban Weekly Papers, Montreal, Quebec. Reporter. 1990-1991

Montreal Daily News, Montreal, Quebec. Reporter. 1988-1989

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Fordham University, Department of Communications and Media Studies. Jan. ’17  –  Present.

Adjunct Professor/ Rose Hill Campus.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Fordham Law School (Evening Division) 2006-2009.

New York. Obtained Juris Doctorate in February 2009. G.P.A 3.41. Dean’s List: 2008-2009. Evening Student of the Year. Member of NY and NJ Bars.

 

McGill University, Faculty of Law (Special Student)

Montreal, 1996 – 1997. Received Leon Levinson Award (for selected journalists to study law).

 

Concordia University

Montreal, 1984 – 1987. B.A., Creative Writing and English Literature.

 

Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, Alberta, 1985. Creative Writing Fellowship, (summer session).

 

 

AWARDS

 

  • 2018- News and Documentary Emmy Award: Nightclub Massacre- Terror in Orlando
  • 2014- News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Nomination.
  • 2012– News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Nomination.
  • 2000 – RTNDA Canada Dan McArthur award for Investigative Journalism.
  • 1999 – Gemini Awards, Nomination.
  • 1998 – Canadian Association of Journalists Award.
  • 1997 – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Hon. Mention.
  • 1996 – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Hon. Mention.
  • 1996 – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Hon. Mention.
  • 1995 – Canadian Association of Journalists Award, Finalist.
  • 1995 – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Hon. Mention.
  • 1994 – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Bronze Plaque.
  • 1994 – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Hon. Mention.
  • 1994 – Yorktown Short Film & Video Festival, Golden Sheaf Award.
  • 1993 – Gemini Awards, Nomination.

 

 

SKILLS

 

New York State Licensed Private Investigator; French speaker; proficiency in Accurint, Autotrack, LexisNexis, MS Word, and WordPerfect software.

 

 

OTHER

 

Triple nationality/American, Canadian and German

 

 

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