Investigative reporter, WBBM | CBS Chicago
Samah Assad is an award-winning investigative journalist and producer with CBS Chicago. She uses data analysis, public records and mapping to expose systemic failures and government corruption. Her longform reporting, which spans digital, TV and streaming platforms, focuses on uncovering police abuse, failures in how sexual assault cases are investigated, racial inequities and taxpayer waste. Her work centers around solutions journalism, and providing a platform to voices in historically disenfranchised communities.