Consumer Investigative Reporter at ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago


Consumer Investigative Reporter at WLS ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago
January 2014 -Present
*Uncovering rip-offs, scams and exposing con-artists
*Warning the public about health concerns, data breaches and safety recalls
*Holding businesses, business owners and public officials accountable for actions
*Saving money for consumers
*Getting results, government action and refunds

General Assignment Reporter at WLS ABC 7 Chicago
February 2009 – January 2014 (5 years)
*Live 5-6 times a day in the morning and mid-day show.
*Usually covering breaking stories, developing stories, crime, court hearings and politics.

Special Projects Producer at WLS ABC 7 Chicago
June 2004 – February 2009 (4 years 9 months)
*Researched, enterprised and wrote investigative, consumer and tech stories

Investigative Reporter at WTVG 13 ABC
1997 – 2004 (7 years)
*enterprise consumer and investigative stories to lead the 6 pm and 11 pm news casts.
* researched and developed pieces that would require companies and government to take action for consumers and constituents.
*General Assignment reporting from 1997-2000

Reporter/Anchor at WKAG
1996 – 1997 (1 year)
*Live breaking news and Weekend anchor


Bowling Green State University
Communications, Journalism, 1992 – 1996
Activities and Societies:
Phi Kappa Tau
BG 24 News
BG News Newspaper

Honors and Awards

Ohio A.P. Award – 1999 Best Reporter Ohio A.P. Award – 2000 Best Reporter Ohio A.P. Award– 2000
Investigative Series Ohio A.P. Award – 2000 Continuing Coverage Crystal Award of Excellence – 2000 Best Single News Story Ohio A.P. Award – 2001 Best Investigative Ohio A.P. Award – 2002 Best Investigative
Ohio A.P. Award – 2004 Best Investigative Chicago Emmy Nominations- 2005 Best Medical, 2006 Best
Single News Feature, 2007 Best Education 2008 NABJ Award – Best International Story, Oprah Winfrey’s new girls’ school in South Africa 2009 Emmy Award- Best Soft News, Inauguration of Barack Obama coverage; Nominated for Best Consumer Investigative on Cabbie Card swap story- 2015; Recipient of best Consumer Investigative reporting by the Chicago Better Business Bureau 2015.


Investigative Reporters and Editors
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Jason Knowles
Consumer Investigative Reporter
ABC 7 Chicago