Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 12/28/2016
Manship Stations’ ABC affiliate WBRZ Baton Rouge staffers Chris Nakamoto, Joe McCoy III and Michael Shingleton won a regional Emmy in the “Politics and Government” category for its story “Reporters’ Unlawful Arrest.” While investigating possible fraudulent activity in the Town of White Castle, Nakamoto was unlawfully arrested and charged (later dropped). Shingleton continued coverage after his arrest. “This award shows Chris Nakamoto’s dedication to holding the powerful accountable,” Shingleton said. “WBRZ will continue to expose elected officials breaking rules and unlawfully spending taxpayer money.”
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