Journalist to discuss ‘Scams, Scandals and Scoundrels"

Brian Ross, the chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, will discuss “Scams, Scandals and Scoundrels” at a master’s tea on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

The event, sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale, will take place at 4 p.m. in the Berkeley College master’s house, 125 High St.

As ABC News’ chief investigative correspondent, Ross reports extensively for “World News With Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America” and “20/20,” as well as for ABC News Radio and “The Blotter” on He joined ABC News in 1994.

His investigative reports have exposed corruption at all levels of government, led to changes in domestic laws and prompted reforms abroad.

He was at the forefront of the investigation into the Bernard Madoff multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme and wrote his first book on the scam, The New York Times bestseller “The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth.” He received the 2007 Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting for a two-part “20/20” undercover investigation into retail pharmacy errors, focusing on large drug store chains. Ross was the first to reveal new details on the existence of secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe, where top al Qaeda figures were held.

Ross has earned numerous other honors, including Emmy and Peabody Awards for his reporting on the 2006 scandal involving former Congressman Mark Foley and teen-aged congressional pages.