Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been working in investigative journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. Currently she leads the KNSD (NBC 7) investigative team in San Diego, where she is the investigative executive producer.
Lynn is the national president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists, which is how I met her.
Lynn, time to share:
In San Diego I am lucky to lead a team of talented and passionate journalists. My job is to help determine what stories we will focus on, the form the stories will take and manage when they will go live on-air and online. I push my team to think web-first. We sometimes publish investigations online that never make it on TV. I am lucky that in my role, I also am given the time to dig in and produce stories from time to time, submit public records requests and asking tough questions.
Prior to San Diego, I was working as data producer and investigative reporter for the the E.W. Scripps National Desk producing stories for the 30+ Scripps news organizations across the country. Before moving to the national desk, I worked as the investigative producer at WPTV, NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. I have won state and local awards as well as multiple Emmy’s for my stories. I love holding the powerful accountable and spend more time than I would like fighting for access to public information.
My passion lies in telling multimedia stories that deliver hard hitting facts across multiple platforms. I would describe myself as a "data-viz nerd" who is obsessed with new online tools to share information on the web and mobile applications.
I am a contributor to the Radio Television Digital News Association blog and serve as secretary-treasurer for SPJ. I am also a member of SPJ’s FOI, Generation J and Ethics committees.
I am always interested in new projects surrounding FOI, public information access, mobile reporting tools, social media and interactive journalism. I am a proud Bobcat Alumna and graduated from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
In my free time I love attending concerts and I am obsessed with anything related to social media, politics and news.