Youve heard the jokes about TV newspeople. The blow-dries. The news babes. The rip-and-read anchors. The if it bleeds, it leads sensationalists. Theyre all true, but there are good journalists lurking on the edges of the tube. They may not be easy to find, but theyre there. Our guy is WSB-TV/Channel 2s DALE CARDWELL. He broke, or helped break, the criminal investigation of former Mayor Bill Campbell, the stories that led to the grounding of Gov. Sonny Perdues use of state aircraft for personal flights, the accounts of corruption associated with former DeKalb County Sheriff Sid Dorsey, the stories of the financial scandal that forced Fulton Sheriff Jackie Barrett from office, as well as the mansion fund stories that led to former Gov. Zell Miller returning more than $150,000 to the taxpayers of Georgia. Cardwells been a thorn to the mighty, including DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones, and hes even exposed the threat of terrorism at DeKalb Peachtree Airport.
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