NPR taps another CBC investigative reporter

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NPR has recruited Sandra Bartlett, a veteran CBC Radio journalist, for its new investigative reporting unit. She joins her former CBC colleague Susanne Reber, NPR deputy managing editor for investigations since January, who announced the hire today in a memo to staff. “Sandra has worked in radio news and documentary production for more than two decades and has been an instructor and mentor of investigative journalism programs at CBC Radio, where she was part of the Investigative unit,” Reber writes. Bartlett reported daily news and produced documentaries while on several foreign assignments. She also started a new radio production, World This Weekend, a half-hour news show that she founded and directed. Bartlett has been involved in research and writing of major TV investigations and docu-dramas, including The David Milgaard Story, about a wrongful murder conviction, and Conspiracy of Silence, about a cover-up protecting murderers of an aboriginal teenager. She has won numerous honors for investigative reporting, including an award shared with Reber and others for an examination of stun gun use by police in Canada, the 2008 Michener Award for public service journalism. Bartlett begins work at NPR early next month. Since launching three months ago, NPR News Investigations has produced reports on sexual assaults on college campuses, the radicalization of the Christmas Day bomb suspect, and problems in the bail bond system, among other topics.

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