A SERIES OF IMPACTFUL REPORTS THAT UNCOVERED WASTE AND SAVED TENS OF MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS
With original reporting, excellent camera work and tenacity, Susannah Frame’s four-month investigation into waste and misused tax dollars in the Seattle ferry system saved the community millions of dollars. At a time when fares are increasing, the compelling series of reports broke new ground by unraveling paper trails of the Washington State Ferry system with clear writing and graphics. The station dedicated resources to telling this important story. Ten days after the KING-TV’s stories ran, the state dropped the wasteful program, and local officials have pledged accountability and transparency.
Susannah Frame, reporter; Kellie Cheadle, producer; Steve Douglas, photographer; Doug Burgess, photographer; Mark Ginther, news director
View Waste on the Water: king5.com/news/up-front/Waste-on-the-Water-96696774.html.
View a video journal from Susannah Frame: vimeo.com/dupontawards/2011-sframe.