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Stephen Stock

Stephen Stock is national investigative correspondent for CBS News and Stations, reporting in-depth on critical issues impacting the communities CBS News and Stations serve.

Stock is also a member of CBS News and Stations' Crime and Public Safety Unit, a center of reporting excellence focused on delivering stories that matter to viewers.

Stock helps support his fellow investigative journalists around the country, working on various stories, from deep-dive investigations to breaking news. He has also taught the latest innovative journalism techniques in several newsrooms across the CBS Stations group.

Working with award-winning photojournalist Jose Sanchez and producers Amy Corral, Laura Geller and Aparna Zalani, Stock and his team create unique stories that are visually different and compelling while holding those in power accountable.

Stock strongly believes that good journalism with impact includes using data and analysis to find and tell better stories. He teams data journalists John Kelly, Taylor Johnston, Grace Manthey, Chris Hacker, Dilcia Mercedes, and Scott Pham to tell stories that uncover truths and give voice to the voiceless.

Stock joined CBS News and Stations in 2022 from KNTV-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was the senior investigative reporter since 2012. At KNTV-TV, his work earned a National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award for investigating the causes of Asiana Flight 214's crash in San Francisco and regional Edward R Murrow and Associated Press awards.

Earlier in his career, Stock was an investigative reporter at WFOR-TV, the CBS-owned station in Miami. Previously, during his 15 years reporting in Orlando, Stock and his team at WESH-TV received a Peabody Award in 2003 for exposing home construction failures in Central Florida. He was also part of the team that was recognized with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for covering the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Stock cut his teeth covering daily news during his career, including 37 named hurricanes and 42 space shuttle launches.

Stock is a Poynter Institute for Media Studies Ethics Fellow.

As an active member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, he teaches at IRE and National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conferences each year. He has also taught investigative journalism at the Poynter Institute, served as an adjunct instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill, and been a guest lecturer at Stanford University, the University of Florida, Auburn University, the University of Miami and the University of California-Berkeley.

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