Veteran broadcast journalist Bob Read serves as senior producer of INSIDE EDITION’s award-winning Investigative Unit as well as a managing editor for the program’s overall coverage. Read joined the program in 1990, and has been instrumental in establishing the show’s reputation for exposing scams, rip-offs and hazards that threaten the safety of consumers. The unit has earned many of journalism’s most prestigious honors, including the George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal, the National Press Club Awards, Sigma Delta Chi Awards, Headliner Awards, the Prism and EMMA Awards.
Under Read's direction, the Investigative Unit has consistently produced a variety of hard-hitting reports. In 2013, INSIDE EDITION’s investigation of the brutal death of a toddler prompted authorities to re-examine the case and make an arrest. “This little girl's death had largely been forgotten until our team tracked down and confronted people involved. It is particularly rewarding when our reports prompt authorities to take action,” Read explains.
Read began his journalism career at ABC New’s “20/20,” where, during his eight-year tenure, he produced a wide variety of news, features and investigative reports. He also worked at “Dateline NBC,” where he produced mainly investigative reports. Read lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.