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.
They are some of the most widely prescribed type of antibiotics. But instead of making patients better, many say they’ve never been sicker. The most popular among them is Levaquin.
Tonight, CBS4’s Chief Investigate reporter Michele Gillen reports that the FDA is being pushed to increase the warnings about how these drugs should be used.
A group of paying tenants in South Florida, living in what can be described as deplorable conditions, are asking for help. Meantime, the City of Miami Mayor spoke out about the situation.
Paying tenants are living in some of the worst conditions in South Florida.
The world’s most recognized pastor, Joel Osteen, was in South Florida Friday night.
The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on our world
The United Teachers of Dade education gala is being held in January. It is held to recognize the contributions of community leaders who support teachers and our public schools.
Embracing, educating and empowering vulnerable young people to help them become engaged productive adults.
Centro Mater is a local nonprofit whose sole mission is to aid economically disadvantaged families in South Florida.
Taylor Moxey built her baking business one cupcake at a time, first selling them at her church, then privately, and eventually winning a competition over other local professional chefs.
She is living he American dream and she is only 8 years old. Meet this amazing young girl as we focus on all she does to help others.
The United Way’s “ALICE” report places a spotlight on a large population of hardworking people, who, although employed, have little or no savings, and are one emergency away from falling into poverty.”ALICE” is an acronym for asset limited, income constrained, employed. In Broward County alone, we could be talking about some 300-thousand households. We focus on what else the report reveals, and what the United Way of Broward is doing to support the “ALICE” population now, and in the future.