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Walt Kane

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Investigative Reporter — News 12 New Jersey
As seen in: News 12 New Jersey
Covers:  government waste/fraud/abuse, investigative journalism, significant consumer scams, undercover investigations
Doesn't Cover: features, live interview segments, human interest stories, general news

Investigative Reporter (Kane In Your Corner) @News12NJ. 12x Emmy, 2x Murrow winner. Husband/Dad, Mets/Giants fan. Follows/RTs ≠ endorsements.

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Biography

I'm the investigative reporter for News 12 New Jersey. I work with a small but talented team to produce investigations air under the "Kane In Your Corner" brand. I'm usually on the air 2-3 times a week.

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@waltkane — 4,726 followers, 2,889 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

In speech to UN, President Trump threatens to "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatens US or its allies.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/world/trump-un-north-korea-iran.html 

Sep 18, 2017

Nigerian man indicted on charges of stealing 10k identities, taking more than $10m in tax refunds. IRS Newark office was lead in invest'n.

Sep 12, 2017

Jackson animal sanctuary Dir charged wi cruelty months after we exposed NJSPCA inaction on that case & others.  http://newjersey.news12.com/story/36351319/kiyc-animal-sanctuary-director-faces-cruelty-charges 

Sep 12, 2017

Dir. of Seer Farms, Jackson, is charged wi/ animal cruelty, 4 mos after we found NJSPCA had never activated that case & many others.

Sep 08, 2017

Equifax has set up a website for people to find out if they're among the 143 M people whose data was compromised.  http://newjersey.news12.com/story/36315718/equifax-says-data-from-143-million-americans-exposed-in-hack 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

While in college, I freelanced for local newspapers. I started by covering HS football before getting a chance at news.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Sadly, yes.

How is social media changing news?

The good: it creates more immediacy and makes journalists more accessible. The bad: more mistakes and reporting of unconfirmed info.

Emmy Award

2015 - Investigative Reporting
"Stolen Honor"

Emmy Award

2015 - Consumer Reporting
"Kane In Your Corner: Bad Oil"