Christopher Scholl joined CBS News in October 2007 as an investigative producer working with CBS News' Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. Together, they produce a weekly series of reports titled Follow the Money for the CBS Evening News. The reports focus on routing out waste, fraud and abuse in government, as well as questionable or abusive financial practices in the private sector.
Prior to coming to CBS News, Scholl spent a long career at NBC News where, for nearly ten years, he was assigned as an investigative producer for Dateline NBC. He also worked for several years as a producer for NBC Nightly News, similarly focused on investigative projects. Among other stories he produced at NBC, Scholl became the first reporter allowed inside a Top Secret bunker in West Virginia. He also focused on drug smuggling along the southwest border, broken dams and infrastructure around the country, and a secret World War II effort to capture Latin Americans that had never been exposed. His 1997 report on a Marine Corps hazing ritual called Blood Pinning earned Scholl an Emmy.
Scholl's work has received many other top awards, including a 1991 DuPont-Columbia Journalism Award for an investigative report focused on the farm chemical, anhydrous ammonia, which he produced while still a reporter in local television. In all, he has won two national Emmys, a George Polk Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, and been recognized as a finalist in several others.
Scholl began his career in front of the camera as a reporter at a Waterloo, Iowa, television station, and spent a brief time working as a reporter at the NBC-affiliated station in Nashville, TN, before being recruited to the network.
He is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He has one son.
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