Michele Gillen

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Michele Gillen is chief investigative reporter at WFOR-TV, Miami, Florida. Gillen, who has served as an anchor and investigative reporter on both network and local television news, is the recipient of 23 National Academy of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) Emmy awards, the Columbia DuPont Silver Baton, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, three Green Eyeshade Awards, and has been honored twice by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.

Gillen came to WFOR from KCBS-TV, the CBS station in Los Angeles, where she worked as investigative reporter since June, 1995. Prior to joining KCBS, Gillen produced and reported a number of investigative series for the nationally-syndicated news magazine The Crusaders. From 1993 to 1994, Gillen worked at WTVJ (NBC) Miami, as anchor of the 6 and 11 PM newscasts and investigative reporter. Before joining WTVJ, she served as investigative correspondent for NBC News from 1988 to 1993. During her last two years at NBC News, Gillen was a featured investigative correspondent on the news magazine broadcasts Exposé and Dateline NBC. She worked from 1980 to 1988 at WPLG (ABC), Miami, as anchor and investigative reporter. Gillen began her broadcast journalism career as morning anchor and reporter for WLBZ-TV (NBC) in Bangor, Maine. Later, she moved to WCSH-TV (NBC), Portland, Maine where she served as the evening news co-anchor.

Gillen has a long history of initiating investigative reports which result in significant legislative and/or law-enforcement policy changes. While at KCBS, she reported and produced a special investigative series titled “Mammography- Too Young to Die”. The series, which was selected best of show for all investigative reporting (local and network) by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, exposed a flawed government policy on mammography and was credited by members of U.S. Congress.

Michele produced a pioneering five-part special report for “The Crusaders,” which focused on domestic violence, particularly in South Florida. Her reporting resulted in a county-wide task force which provided cameras to police agencies to use in documenting domestic violence reports. At WTVJ, she won two Emmy Awards for an investigative series on elderly abuse at state-licensed South Florida nursing homes. The series helped initiate important legislative and law-enforcement changes to fight elderly abuse. While working for “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” she conducted a four-month investigation of substandard mammography equipment which resulted in the creation and passage of the first federal law setting national standards for mammography.

Gillen graduated valedictorian from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and mass communications. A native of Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, she served on the Board of Overseers at Emerson College.

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There was an overflowing and emotional turn out on Friday night, as a grassroots movement gained support in exposing the risks of firefighters to cancer. (Source: CBS4)

‘Fire Families’ Fighting Cancer Come Together For Emotional Event

There was an overflowing and emotional turn out on Friday night, as a grassroots movement gained support in exposing the risks of firefighters to cancer.

05/15/2015

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UM Sylvester Cancer Center Teams Up With Firefighters To Study “Silent Killer”

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are joining forces to study the high number of cancer affecting firefighters.

05/12/2015

Some owners at Octagon Towers Residential Condominium have reportedly been renting out their condos – much to the dismay of permanent residents.  (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Condominium Reportedly Being Used As A Hotel

Some owners at Octagon Towers Residential Condominium have reportedly been renting out their condos – much to the dismay of permanent residents.

05/09/2015

Joaquin Badias said he couldn't live any longer with the flooring that covered the stairs of his house, along with the floor of his bedroom and den. (Source: CBS4)

Homestead Man Rips Out His Wood Floors Over Health Concerns

Joaquin Badias said he couldn’t live any longer with the flooring that covered the stairs of his house, along with the floor of his bedroom and den.

04/27/2015

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Deciphering Food Labels At The Store

There has been an explosion in the United State of people wanting to know where their food comes from and what’s in it.

04/24/2015

Service after service was full at St. Patrick Catholic Church – one of the most popular Catholic Churches on Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Easter Sunday Celebrated In Our Backyard & Around The World

Easter morning blossomed in breathtaking style as celebrants and followers flocked to the beach in Hollywood.

04/05/2015

More than 30 thousand dollars were donated April 1, 2015, by firefighters from Miami , Miami-Dade and Broward to efforts for research, family assistance and campaigns to best protect the men and women in the field. (Source: CBS4)

Firefighters Step In To Help In Battle Against Cancer

Firefighters and their supporters stood up and spoke out Thursday in the fight against cancer-exposing potential links to their jobs.

04/01/2015

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Silent Killer? Study Raises Questions On Firefighter Gear

As smoke, feared to be toxic, stains South Florida skies, Miami-Dade firefighters don traditional personal protective equipment to save their lives.

03/25/2015

With America and her allies scrambling to find strategies to fight terror around the world and potentially on U.S. soil, efforts are underway in a war to fight cyber recruiting of extremists and more. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida’s Efforts In The War On Cyber Recruiting

With America and her allies scrambling to find strategies to fight terror around the world and potentially on US soil, efforts are underway in a war to fight cyber recruiting of extremists and more.

03/11/2015

Prescription Danger

Powerful Antibiotic Could Be A Prescription For Danger Pt. II

More and more people are coming forward claiming to be seriously ill victims of a powerful antibiotic they too, supposedly to get well. Now CBS$’s Chief Investigator Michele Gillen reveals an internal FDA safety report and details what the government agency isn’t telling the public.

CBS4–02/24/2015

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