When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Louisiana Department of Health stopped releasing the names of nursing homes where clusters of cases had been discovered, leaving residents and their families in the dark. Using data from Louisiana coroners, Katie uncovered where some of those clusters were and informed the public so family members could make informed choices about their loved ones’ care.
She later wanted to know how the virus was spreading so quickly through the state’s nursing homes, so she dug deep into the home with greatest number of deaths. Watch/read part of her Emmy-award winning Standard of Care investigative series by clicking here. See a YouTube playlist of her in-depth series of video pieces by clicking here.
Watch/read Part One of her investigation into private building inspections that were being done with little to no oversight here. That series came on the heels of the arrest of a top building official in the metro New Orleans area, who had his inspectors sign off on work at the city’s new billion-dollar airport terminal without special life-safety inspections in violation of the International Building Code. Watch that report here.
The murder of a local fire chief’s wife has captured national headlines, in part, because some investigators suspected she had committed suicide and burned down her home around herself. But Katie Moore found problems with the investigation that may lead her killer to never be found. Watch her Emmy Award-winning special Mystery in Ashes here.
Listen to her hit podcast about the case, “Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe” here
Katie first exposed the man behind the evacuation of seven New Orleans-area nursing homes during days of continuous, live coverage during Hurricane Ida. This is her follow up investigation detailing how much Louisiana health officials knew about the owner’s plans to cram more than 800 residents into a warehouse before horrific conditions left at least 4 residents dead. Watch Part one here.
See a sample of a recent newscast on the anchor desk here.