Confessions of an Investigative Reporter


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Koehler Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.59 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew Schwartz has told approximately 10,000 stories on television stations across the country for four decades. He has won more than 200 awards, including four New York Emmys and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting. Some of Matthew's most memorable stories include an interview with the Son of Sam serial killer David Berkowitz; the trials of mobster John Gotti; reports on the 9/11 attacks from Ground Zero; the crash two months later of American Airlines Flight 587 in Queens, NY; the bombing of Pam Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland; and hundreds of reports on corruption, fraud, and government waste.


"The worst thing an investigative subject can hear from a receptionist is: 'Matthew Schwartz is here.'" --Rolland Smith, former TV news anchor and reporter

"a top-notch investigative journalist in the tradition of Edward R. Murrow and Mike Wallace." --Charles Gomez, author, Cuban Son Rising; former correspondent, CBS News and NBC News

"a thrilling and poignant account of his life and career. I read it one sitting."--Michael Horowicz, TV news producer

"One of the great TV news investigative reporters in America over the last twenty-five years." --Mort Meisner, TV news agent

" ... page-turning words all spin together to make this a rocketing must-read book!"--Lala Corriere, best-selling author

"... quirky, captiviating, and compelling details behind the stories that fueled excitement in newsrooms, and filled millions of TV screens all those years."--Tom McNamara, former anchor, KVOA-TV, Tucson

"Viewers and readers benefit from Matthew's New York hustle, weapons-grade chutzpah, relentless work ethic, and massive experience."--Jim Randle, former Beijing Bureau chief, Pentagon correspondent, anchor, and editor at Voice of America.

Matthew is among the smartest, most gifted journalists I have ever known. He has always approached his craft with a sense of fairness and a relentless pursuit of the truth."--Frank Robertson, former TV news anchor and reporter

"When you love what you do it shows. Read his book. Guarantee you will like it." --Lloyd Lindsay Young, weatherman, WWOR-TV, New York

"Matthew has had an incredible career spanning four decades. Now we finally get to hear the stories behind the stories." --Sean Mooney, anchor and reporter, KVOA-TV, Tucson, Arizona

" ... finely crafted tales of some of the most interesting stories of our lifetime." --Jim Bailey, longtime TV news director, anchor and reporter