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About Wendy Saltzman

Wendy Saltzman is an Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter who joined the CBS Atlanta News Investigative team in September of 2005.

Her stories focus primarily on political corruption, public waste, and hidden camera reports. Saltzman has worked as an Investigative Reporter in Texas, Michigan, and Florida. She has also been profiled on national talk shows like “The John Walsh Show” for her reporting.

Wendy moved to Atlanta from Orlando, where she worked for the CBS station WKMG-TV. Saltzman was nominated for an Emmy and gained state-wide recognition for a hidden camera investigation into public officials attending a tax-payer funded junket in Las Vegas. Saltzman was named Best News Reporter by Orlando Magazine, and she has been honored with multiple awards for her Investigative, Consumer, and Criminal Justice Reporting. Wendy’s reports also resulted in the change of a law which overhauled a public transportation agency in Florida.

Saltzman worked for CBS News before becoming an Investigative Reporter. She began her career working for “The Evening News with Dan Rather,” where she covered the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. 

Saltzman has a pre-law degree from the University of Chicago. She is a native Texan who likes to travel in her free time and enjoys community service. Saltzman also plays competitive sand volleyball and soccer when she is not at work.

In 2000, she ran a marathon in Dublin, Ireland, for the Leukemia Society. Wendy also participated in a 180-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. Additionally, in December of 2007, Saltzman climbed one of the world’s 7 Summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. She reached the 19,3490 ft summit of the Uhuru Peak on Christmas Day. Saltzman decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to get a glance at the mountain’s melting ice glacier, which is expected to be gone sometime in the next 7 to 12 years.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world. The 9 day climb took Saltzman through the rainforests and deserts of Tanzinia, to the freezing icecap atop the Kibo volcano. She trained for 7 months prior to her climb by running up and down Stone Mountain. Saltzman reached the summit as the first member of her 6 man crew.

If you have an investigative story idea and would like to talk to Wendy for help, please contact her at (404) 486-5926. Or you can send her an e-mail at wendy.saltzman@cbsatlanta.com.

6 Comments »

  1. wendy,about time what a great you did…….

    Comment by andy | October 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. You and Tony did a very good job this morning,but what EXACTLY is the mayor’s relationship with the police chief?It seems more than a little odd.Why aren’t the other news stations covering this story more?Anyway,You looked quite fetching in your white suit today,btw.

    Comment by Jeremy | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. We are originally from MD, and when I retired we moved to Newnan to be closer to our son and his family. When you are new to an area, as we were, it is very difficult to find a reliable mechanic, painter, etc., etc.

    Our son, having been here in Newnan for some time was some help. As senior citizens we are looked at and dealt with differently than our 35 year old son, so sometimes the way a mechanic treated him is different than they would treat us. Shortly after moving here, we bought another car. Not wanting to be left stranded, we took the new car(new to us) to the service center at Thomas Crossroads and aked him to check it out for us. It wound up costing us a little over $1,500.

    I don’t know if we really got taken or not, but I sort of feel we were. Thankfully we have had little car problems since then. I’ll never be able to build a relationship with that garage. Is there a way to find a reliable help like mechanic, painter, electrician, etc.?

    Comment by Jerry Thrasher | November 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ask the NTSB about your bus issue. They can only make light of problems because they actually have no power until something happens. I worked in transportation for thirty years in the Rail Road industry and got to know a lot of federal people associated with the DOT which is another useless organization. The best guys were from the Association of American Railroads in Washington. The NTSB had a lot of my friends working for them in the Boston area which are all retired by now.

    Comment by Bill Rizzo | November 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi! I recently found an article and video on a man who was upset about this $600 power bill. I’d like to report that we my roommate and I just got ours for $950!!! We had a TOTAL of $2161 in powers bills for 3 months! It’s unheard of and I think something needs to change. SOON!

    Comment by Amy | February 25, 2010 | Reply

  6. I really like the black and white one, Da Courte is amazing!

    Comment by Blaine Hughson | July 29, 2012 | Reply


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