Brian Ross

Brian Ross

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

In his almost 40 years of reporting, Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross has been honored with dozens of awards for his coverage of issues from human rights abuses to corruption in government. He discusses his life as an investigative journalist and the future of network news. 

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ABOUT THE GUEST

As ABC News’ chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross reports extensively for “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” and “20/20,” as well as for ABC News Radio and “The Blotter” on ABCNEWS.com.

His investigative reports have exposed corruption at all levels of government, led to changes in domestic laws, and prompted reforms abroad. He has also reported extensively on international human rights abuses such as the sale of executed prisoners’ kidneys in China, sweatshop labor in Saipan and sexual misconduct by U.N. peace keepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ross’ work has been repeatedly honored with the most prestigious awards in journalism, including six DuPont awards, five Peabody awards, five Polk awards, five awards from the Overseas Press Club, 12 Emmys, three Edward R. Murrow awards, and many more. Prior to joining ABC News in 1994, Ross worked for 20 years at NBC News, reporting for the “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC.”

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Thursday, January 13 at 9pm

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Monday, January 31 at 12pm and 3am

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