Jodie is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter who joined the Channel 2 Action News team in 2007. She primarily covers stories with an emphasis on government waste and corruption.
In 2015, Jodie was honored by the FBI Director with a Community Leadership Award for a series of investigative reports which exposed Georgia’s legal loophole that encouraged widespread criminal activity by sovereign citizens who used fake deeds to steal foreclosed homes.
The resulting law-change was the culmination of more than four years of reporting, that was also recognized with a 2012 Alfred I. du Pont Award from Columbia University, one of broadcasting’s highest honors.
Jodie has been honored with four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reports on a wide range of topics, including the cause of death of a young pregnant woman being changed from ‘suicide’ to ‘unknown’ as the case was reopened following our investigation, and the state shutting down a fraudulent drug rehab facility run by the Church of Scientology after a year-long series of WSB-TV stories.
Jodie has been awarded 12 Southeast Regional Emmy’s including On-Camera Talent for Investigative Reporting and Specialty Reporting.
Her work has included uncovering hundreds of outdated guardrail ends still on roadways throughout Georgia, systemic errors in Fulton County’s property values, faulty breathing equipment used by firefighters, and a series of corruption investigations that led to the indictment and/or resignation of several DeKalb County officials.
Before coming to Georgia, Jodie worked at WFTV, our sister station in Orlando, Florida. She also worked at WSPA in Spartanburg and WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina.
She has been honored by the Associated Press Broadcasters in all three states for breaking news coverage, education coverage and investigative reporting.
Jodie is a native Floridian and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in telecommunication and a minor in criminal justice. When she's not working, she enjoys boating, wake-boarding, hiking, photography and Gator football… sorry Dawgs fans!
- Whistleblower sues university, claims retaliation for exposing corruption
- Undercover investigation leads to charges against former county employee
- Couple plans to sue county, officers one year after wrong house shooting
- Family of man who fell to death after Taser hit sues county, officers
- Special Treatment? City Official Dodges Arrest Warrant in City She Serves
- DeKalb public official, businessman indicted after Channel 2 investigation
- Georgia requires no training, licensing for tax preparers
- North Georgia doctor sexually abused patients, still practicing medicine
- Family of police shooting victim asks governor, attorney general to intervene
- Student project prompts judges to pay overdue fines and action from…
- Georgia revokes police certification from officer who killed unarmed teen
- Former KSU president paid $500K by foundation on top of salary
- Teen faces felony charge after alleged Snapchat 'speed filter' crash
- Firefighters, police, paramedics targeted in fraudulent tax refund scheme
- Florida woman charged in connection with popular Atlanta drag queen's death
- Georgia keeps inmates in prison, despite DNA results that could clear them