MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former CBS4 News journalist Michele Gillen has died.
Gillen was a passionate journalist devoted to helping those who could not help themselves.READ MORE: Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Saturday
In 2006, her series “The Forgotten Floor” highlighted the need to help mentally ill inmates at the Miami-Dade County jail.
Seven years later, she returned to the jail to see what had changed.READ MORE: Section Of Turnpike Closed Due To Overturned Tanker Truck, Fuel Spill
In 2012, Gillen and a team of CBS4 News journalists told the stories of Holocaust survivors who returned to Auschwitz to share their stories in hopes no one would ever forget the atrocities they lived through.
But perhaps the thing she was most proud of was the “Adopt-A-Bear” program she founded.
The bears were given to disadvantaged children in the juvenile court system, who faced difficult moments in their lives.MORE NEWS: Broward Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate For County-Owned Buildings
Gillen won 39 Emmy awards.