Bio

headshot 2I’ve been fighting for consumers for 13 years. I started out behind the scenes, and have worked my way in front of the camera. My stories have exposed fraud, shut down businesses, sent people to jail, led to class action lawsuits, and legal action from Attorneys General.

My efforts have saved South Bend, Kansas City, and Cleveland consumers hundreds of thousands of dollars. One consumer won more than a million dollars in a lawsuit that focused on a ripoff that I uncovered. I look forward to helping consumers in West Palm Beach — the epicenter of consumer schemes. You can watch my Contact 5 Consumer Watchdog stories on WPTV – Florida’s #1 news station.

I’ve won two Emmy’s, and three regional Edward R. Murrow awards for my investigations. I’ve also received six other Emmy nominations. My stories have been recognized by the Ohio Associated Press, Kansas Association of Broadcasters, and twice by the Indiana SPJ.

My career began behind the scenes at ESPN, and a highlight included covering the Women’s World Cup in 1999.

I like to fight for what’s right in the community and support organizations. I’ve been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters for over six years. I also work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Let me know how I can help you be a smarter consumer, and send me your consumer tips. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or send me an email – consumerwatchdog@wptv.com.

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One response to “Bio

  1. Jenn:

    We read your blog and I wanted to offer to have the President of BuildFax speak with you about your experience and their free report offering.

    When there is a lack of permit data on a BuildFax Report, is should be noted that this, too, is indeed valuable information. BuildFax obtains all of their data from the local building department’s electronic records. Therefore you’ll see what is actually on record for your property. It also reveals to the homeowner what permits were put on record and that maybe some of the work wasn’t properly recorded. Just like a credit report — if you’re mortgage wasn’t on there, wouldn’t you want to know why? We believe BuildFax is a starting point, a conversation opener, between the homeowner and homebuyer. We’d love to speak with you further and perhaps cover a few of the points you mentioned.

    We’d love to speak with you as we have with many reporters who are look at the reports and realizing some big things about their property based on the data provided and the data that’s not provided. Holly is an expert in this business and would be someone I know you’d really enjoy speak with.

    Kathleen Lucente
    Red Fan Communications LLC
    kathleen@redfancommunications.com
    Office phone (512) 551-9253
    Cell phone (512) 217-6352
    Fax (866) 715-6713

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