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Hearst Television Launches DC-Based Investigative Unit

Leading the new investigative unit will be Mark Albert, a veteran of local and national television- and digital-news investigative and political reporting who recently served for three years as a freelance on-air and multiplatform correspondent for CBS News.  As Hearst Television’s Chief National Investigative Correspondent, he will work on long-form investigative reports and will produce day-of investigative insights to breaking news stories working in collaboration with the broadcast- and digital-news teams at the Hearst D.C. bureau and the stations.

Joining Albert at the Bureau, assisting in investigative and political-news coverage, is Matt Prichard, who has served as a multimedia journalist and anchor at major TV stations in Albany, Georgia, and Colorado Springs.    

Albert and Prichard start at the bureau June 19.

“Our primary focus has been and will continue to be localism — but increasingly, in this connected world, our viewers look to their trusted news sources to provide national context.   Our efforts in Washington will be designed to provide added resonance to the journalism in our local markets,” said Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television.  “This latest step represents a firm commitment to coordinate and augment at the national level the award-winning investigative efforts our stations have been undertaking for decades at the local and regional levels.”  

“This represents an effort to continue our critical daily coverage out of Washington while putting even more effort into uncovering stories behind those headlines – and the big stories happening in our local markets that may have national implications,” said Barbara Maushard, Hearst Television senior vice president, news.  “Mark Albert is a top-notch, deeply experienced investigative journalist, and he and Matt — an impressively multi-talented young reporter – will be valuable additions to our team in D.C. And we have a rich and deep bench of

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