The career of investigative reporter Robert Vito has spanned over four decades.
In 2010, Robert hosted the documentary on 'Old School' professional wrestler, The Sheik. It is in this program that Vito tells the story of who is known as 'Wrestling's Greatest Villain'.
In 2009, Robert hosted the documentary of 'The World's Floating Zip Code, 48222, The J. W. Westcott Company'. This program aired on PBS and was given Broadcast's 'Telly' Award.
1995 - 1999
CNN Correspondent Miami, Florida Cable News Network
Stories included the shooting down of civilian aircraft off the coast of Havana, Cuba and the murder of Fashion designer Gianni Versace.
1989 - 1995
CNN Correspondent Los Angeles, CA Cable News Network
Reports included the Rodney King beating, the Los Angeles Riot that followed, The Branch Davadian stand-off in Waco, Texas, the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, The O. J. Simpson criminal trial and the Mc Martin School case.
1988 - 1989
CNN Correspondent/Bureau Chief Cable News Network Rome, Italy
Stories included the Italian Government's war against organized Crime, events preceding the break-up of The Soviet Union and threats of war in Yugoslavia.
1982 - 1988CNN Correspondent/Bureau Chief Cable News Network Detroit, MIInvestigative reports included series on Industrial Pollution that resulted in Congressional hearing on Capital Hill.
Produced a twelve part documentary on how the Detroit auto industry dealt with
how cars were produced and the amount of quality control that the industry
needed to take back the auto market. The program, ' Detroit Fights Back', was
hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter, Peter Arnett.
1973-1982WWJ-TV CHANNEL 4 NBC AFFILATE DETROIT, MIReporterInterviewed Former Teamsters Boss Jimmy Hoffa. It was his last ever Media interview, broadcast two weeks before his disappearance. Report dealt with allegations that Hoffa was involved in a car bombing to intimidate a Union foe.Investigative series that linked early childhood irradiation to thyroid cancer in adults.1969-1973WISN-TV Milwaukee, WisconsinReporterInvestigative reports led to construction of Highway median barriers on Milwaukee County freeways. Investigative reports broughtSickle Cell Anemia to the attention of the American Public.
WAEO-TV Rhinelander, Wisconsin
General Assignment Reporter
*** AWARDS ***1996Milwaukee Press Club AwardDistinguished Achievement in BroadcastingPrevious winners include Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner and CBS's " 60 Minutes ".1995National Academy of Arts and Science EMMYThe Oklahoma City Bombing1994Cable ACE AwardThe Los Angeles Earthquake1993Cable ACE AwardThe Stand-off in Waco, Texas1986Columbus, Ohio International Film Festival Award, " The Chris "For series relating to the Automotive Industry entitled, 'The 100 Year War '.1983Best Investigative Series Award---International Film & TelevisionFestival of New York' Cancer Fish Investigation '.1979Emmy Award Detroit, MIBest Investigative Series, ' Children of The Cass Corridor '.1974Associated Press Detroit, MIReporter of The Year*** SPECIAL RECOGNITION ***1983Investigation of cancerous fish in American waters resulted in Congressional investigation that led to increased enforcement of laws, reducing the problem.1975Newsweek Magazine article gives recognition to Investigative series on Thyroid Cancer.1972American Automotive Association of Wisconsin recognized investigative series about fatal head-on collisions for construction of concrete median barriers on the Nation's highways had begun.
Robert and wife Nancy
In between interviewing President of The J. W. Westcott Company, Jim Hogan and Host Robert Vito enjoy the scenery of The Detroit River and its scenery.
Robert Vito on location at The J. W. Westcott Company. The program he hosted, 'The J. W. Westcott Story - Serving the Great Lakes Waterways and The World - 48222' has been awarded Broadcast's ' Telly ' Award and been Broadcast on PBS. The DVD of the program, with various extras is available at WWW.INSENT.NET
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