Half-hour special to air Saturday, November 11 at 7 PM on NBC 4 New York

NEW YORK, NY – November 9, 2017 – Shining an important spotlight on several viewer-driven stories which generated action, results and change across the Tri-State region, NBC 4 New York will air a special edition of “The I-Team Reports” on Saturday, November 11 at 7 PM ET. Led by New York’s largest investigative reporting team and anchored by NBC 4 New York’s David Ushery, “The I-Team Reports” will lead viewers on an unforgettable tour of several recent investigative stories.

“The NBC 4 New York I-Team represents the very best in broadcast journalism. They follow the story wherever it leads and deliver results for our viewers. We look forward to sharing these important stories on Saturday,” said Susan Sullivan, Vice President of News for NBC 4 New York.

Among the stories featured in Saturday’s broadcast of “The I-Team Reports”:

  • “High” Rise: New York City regulators discovered numerous safety concerns and issued a partial “stop work” order on a Manhattan construction site following Chris Glorioso’s extensive I-Team investigation, which revealed more than a dozen construction workers smoking what looked and smelled like marijuana – and then heading back to work.
  • Security Risks Exposed: The Port Authority’s Inspector General opened a full review of private security at JFK Airport following Sarah Wallace’s I-Team report. Female officers were allegedly subjected to a culture of harassment, including participation in alleged sexual activity that potentially placed airport security at risk. This report came in the wake of an earlier Wallace investigation at Newark Liberty International Airport, which led to the arrest of three customs officers, generated a congressional inquiry and resulted in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection disbanding an elite passenger screening team.
  • Black Market for Bogus Safety Cards: A joint investigation by the I-Team and Telemundo 47 Investiga found a booming black market for bogus safety training cards despite more than two dozen on-the-job deaths in the last few years and outreach by local officials. The findings led city officials to further enhance enforcement, with a goal of ensuring developers and contractors are fulfilling their responsibilities to prevent worker injuries and deaths.
  • Mayor Arrested: Following extensive reporting by Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst, the Mayor of New Jersey’s third largest city pled guilty to corruption charges. Mayor Joey Torres will spend up to five years behind bars, resign as mayor and pay restitution to the city of Paterson as part of a plea deal with prosecutors over an alleged scheme to steal from taxpayers by ordering city workers to do construction on a relative's would-be beer business.
  • Taxpayer Triumph: In the aftermath of I-Team reporter Melissa Russo’s in-depth reports, a consultant to the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) announced that they would sharply reduce their fees – saving millions for taxpayers.
  • Phony Business Reviews: I-Team reporter Pei-Sze Cheng found a growing market for phony, on-line reviews which impacted several local businesses. The New York State Attorney General’s office continues to monitor, investigate and take action against companies flooding the internet with fake reviews.

For more information on the NBC 4 New York I-Team, please visit

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.

The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.

In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit


John Durso, Jr.