Mike Beaudet, School of Journalism part-time lecturer and FOX News investigative reporter was part of a FOX investigative team that won Emmys for an Investigative Report and a Politics/Government Specialty Report at the 36th Boston/New England Emmy awards. Beaudet received his master’s degree from Northeastern University School of Journalism in 2008.
The awards were presented June 1 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place.
According to Beaudet, “Both winning entries were composites made up of different stories from 2012.”
In the Investigative Report, category, “FOX Undercover Composite,” the team won for a series on The Judge Rotenberg Center, a Canton, MA school for severely disabled youth that uses electric shocks to try to stop disruptive behaviors of its students.
Watch and read these two segments.
The second winner in this category was a report that raises questions about the response of a local police department to a 911 call that a teenager was drowning. In “Quincy police boat on pleasure cruise during drowning call,” the FOX team discovered one of the responding police boats had traveled into Boston harbor giving tours of the tall ships to their families.
The final award winner in this category asks, “What really happens to all the items we put in recycling bins?”
In the “Politics/Government Specialty Report, Exposing Government Waste” category The FOX investigative team reported on a local issue that led them to identify a national problem. In “FOX Undercover investigates: Postal Money Pit,” the team found that the debt-ridden US Postal service is wasting millions of dollars a year leasing buildings it is not using.”
In the second Emmy winning story, “Treasurer Grossman fixes broken tuition grant program,” the team revealed that a government program aimed at giving college graduates relief from their students loans found that those in charge “dropped the ball.”
In the last winning story, “Cash-strapped T shrugs off waste complaint, keeps lights burning during the day,” the FOX team looked at the money wasted by the MBTA by leaving lights on in parking areas during the day.