Walt Kane

Walt Kane Walt Kane

Walt Kane is an anchor/investigative reporter for News 12 New Jersey. His investigations have changed New Jersey law, inspired criminal prosecutions and uncovered billions of dollars in government waste. The Society of Professional Journalists has described his work as being “in the highest traditions of investigative journalism.”

Over the past 15 years, Kane In Your Corner has investigated a wide variety of topics, including security flaws at nuclear plants, charities linked with terrorism, and potentially harmful motor oil for sale. Kane’s work has earned him more than 200 awards for outstanding investigative reporting, including twelve Emmy Awards.

Kane’s investigations often get results. In 2014, a series of reports on physical restraint of special education students led state lawmakers to draft a bipartisan reform bill. In 2013, an investigation into the disastrous Fenimore Landfill redevelopment led to a state takeover and a new law changing how remediation projects are handled. In 2012, a report on how the Union City Police Chief and other top cops raked in tens of thousands of dollars for work that was never performed caused the Attorney General to investigate and earned Kane his second consecutive Edward R. Murrow Award.

In addition to his investigative work, Kane has covered some of the biggest stories of recent decades, including the World Trade Center attack and the US military operation in Somalia.

Before joining News 12, Kane worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and news manager for television stations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan and New York. Kane is committed to helping other reporters, and has held investigative reporting workshops for journalists from emerging democracies as part of a program run by the International Center for Journalists.



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