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Walt Kane

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New Jersey
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 believe journalism is fundamentally about getting to the truth. As the investigative reporter for News 12 New Jersey I work with my producer and photographer and to expose government waste and abuse, consumer fraud, and other stories worthy of investigation.

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@waltkane — 4,827 followers, 3,053 tweets

Anywhere from a coating to 5 inches of snow possible overnight, depending on where in NJ you live. Check out the latest forecast maps here:  http://newjersey.news12.com/story/35395982/coating-to-5-inches-of-snow-likely-tuesday-into-wednesday 
Gov. Christie signs bill removing #NJSPCA as NJ's "animal police", following #KIYC investigation & scathing state watchdog report.  http://newjersey.news12.com/story/37267712/christie-signs-bill-stripping-njspca-of-its-power 
BREAKING: Gov Christie signs law stripping power from #NJSPCA. Bill by retiring @SenatorLesniak was inspired by yr-long #KIYC invest’n & scathing @NewJerseySCI report. Both found financial irregularities, lack of enforcement. New system to be set up over next 6 months.
Interesting story out of Louisiana. When does the right to maintain order at a meeting cross over into punishing free speech? https://t.co/OTeVdQsORG
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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"