Our third “Behind the Stories” podcast featured NBC Connecticut Chief Investigative Reporter Len Besthoff, who talked with UConn Journalism’s Gracie Enright about how he discovers and covers local investigative stories. The Roundup followed how the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters team helped expose a major patient abuse scandal at the Whiting Forensic state psychiatric hospital.
Besthoff, a veteran TV reporter, also offered some useful tips for aspiring broadcast journalists.
The second part of the podcast featured a conversation with Hartford Courant reporter Vinny Vella and photographer Patrick Raycraft.
The two journalists talked with UConn Journalism’s Ryley McGinnis about the eight days they spent in Puerto Rico documenting the relief efforts of a team of volunteers from East Hartford. Vella also explained why stories about the recovery in Puerto Rico are treated like local news in Connecticut.
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