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Best TV News Reporter Miami 2007 - Jeff Burnside

A typical local television rundown of a South Florida newscast may go something like this: car accident, pot bust, fire, and some type of weird news or terrorist connection. But at WTVJ NBC 6 they have a jewel, and his name is Jeff Burnside. He's a veteran newsman who goes the extra mile, covering investigative and long-format news stories — the kind that used to be common on the airwaves, before ratings started dictating the "if it bleeds, it leads" philosophy. As part of WTVJ's special projects unit, Jeff often covers environmental stories, and has even become an advocate for the animal kingdom. He has gone undercover to expose how puppies go from puppy mills to pet shops, and may have helped save the whales by uncovering how powerful sonar can hurt them. He's interviewed presidents, exposed white-power extremists and dangerous religious cults, and so much more. He's got more than twenty journalism awards under his belt, including several regional Emmys. Watching the occasional fire story get blown out of proportion is bearable, knowing that Jeff will be reporting some fresh, creative story that day, too.
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Is the ability to raise and sell a dog illegal? No Mr. Burnside can use whatever emotional tagline he wishes such as "puppy mills", warehouses, shops, dog distributors....it comes down to this.......Mr. Burnside is closing a legal business.....which is illegal. Burnside as never investigated the crimes of the Humane Society following Katrina. He has never investigated what the White House ordered to have done to all pets following Katrina so the residents were never come back to claim them. ps.....every dog that was ordered killed by the White House and carried out through the Humane society is 10x the amount of every dog killed by every "puppy mill" over the last 50 years. Shove that up your investigative pipe and ignore it.....again.

Jerryoday
Jerryoday

Looks like Jeff's story struck a nerve!!! Mr. Burnside tells it like it is, we are so glad that his accurate reporting and attention to detail is available to viewers in Miami and beyond. Keep up the great work Jeff, Seattle loves you too!

Susan Hargreaves
Susan Hargreaves

Jeff Burnside is an advocate for all animals, two legged and four. He has consistently initiated, investigated, and reported in an ethical and compassionate manner. He is a consummate professional and for many years, I have seen him play an integral role for positive change, as only an excellent reporter can.

Jeff Burnside is definitely the one for this award, good for the New Times for recognizing this absolute stand out in his field.

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Lauren
Lauren

I am an intern at NBC 6 so I probably shouldn't be posting this comment, but I just can't help myself! For the last three weeks I have had the amazing honor of working with Jeff. In the short time I have been at WTVJ he has already taught me several valuable insights into the journalism business. He truly is a seasoned professional and he definitely deserves the title of Best TV News Reporter in South Florida. Congrats Jeff!!!

Renata
Renata

Jeff's journalism is refreshing; however, he is more then a journalist. Jeff Burnside is a volunteer for wildlife and environmental groups. He was an active and important member of the SPCA Wildlife Care Center board of directors in Fort lauderdale. Although he is no longer with that board, he sits on the board of directors for more then one national environmental group. It is one thing to report the news, but quite another to dedicate time to changing the world that we live in and therefore change the news. Congratulations Jeff!

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