Angie is the newest member of our 11 Investigates team and is excited to join Rick, Aaron, and the rest of the team. Pittsburgh is her hometown, so she knows the area well. She grew up in McKees Rocks, graduated from Sto-Rox high school, and still has lots of family and friends living across the area. You also might remember her from her days as the morning anchor at WTAE in the early 90s.
Angie has a deep background in investigative reporting at stations around the country, including in Milwaukee, Tampa, and Indianapolis. She has been recognized with several national awards, 13 Emmys, and multiple other regional and state awards. Her work has sent bad guys to prison, changed laws, and help to restructure entire government agencies. She’s especially proud of a law that passed in Indiana called “Anthony’s Law” that was a direct result of her reporting on the foster system in that state. Anthony’s Law now requires background checks for all foster parents, something that was not in place when Angie began digging into the system and its problems.
Prior to returning to Pittsburgh, Angie did anchoring and reporting for Bay News 9 in Tampa, while also working at a law firm specializing in whistleblower cases. At the firm, she worked side-by-side with former prosecutors and FBI agents to expose fraud against the government. Their cases are credited with returning tens of millions of dollars to taxpayers.
Angie’s husband, Chris Jadick, is an accomplished journalist and communications executive in his own right. He served as a News Director in Louisville and in Tampa. He is currently the Director of Communications for Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority. They have two daughters, Giavanna, who attends Duke University and Michalina, who attends Boston University. Angie now lives in the North Hills and hopes to bring some Florida sunshine home to the ‘Burgh!
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