Over the past three decades, investigative reporter Duane Pohlman has covered war in the Middle East, the peace mission in Bosnia and human rights issues in Central America.
Here at home, Duane has exposed political corruption, environmental threats and a wide variety of wrongdoing at great stations across the country, including WEWS-TV in Cleveland, KING-TV in Seattle, WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee and WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C.
His investigations have resulted in federal and local prosecutions, as well as local, state and national investigations, hearings and the introduction of new ordinances, bills and state laws.
Duane been named Best Reporter/Reporter of the Year ten times in five states and has received more than 150 reporting/journalism honors. Duane’s awards include dozens of Emmys, National Headliner awards, Genesis Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as numerous top prizes in regional and state competitions from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Associated Press (AP), Cleveland Press Club, Milwaukee Press Club, and Radio Television News Directors of the Carolinas. He was also honored for his reporting by the Washington (State) Trial Attorneys and Ohio Association of Justice (OAJ) and has been the recipient of the Voice of Courage award from the ALS Association.
In 2016, Duane was inducted into the Delphos St. John’s High School Hall of Fame.
Since arriving at Local 12 in September 2016, Duane has been named Ohio’s Best Reporter four times by SPJ and twice by AP and has added a dozen other awards.
His investigations at Local 12 have exposed the Tri-State’s ties to white separatists, the personal cost of police immunity, the sale of seized weapons, the questionable contracts behind Ohio’s medical marijuana program and the felony prosecutions of people who were arrested with marijuana after Ohio’s new marijuana law passed.
In addition, Pohlman has highlighted the deadly price of the skyrocketing cost of insulin, how banks profit on the backs of the poor, the cancer connection behind a popular weed killer and the continuing radiation threat at the Fernald Preserve.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Bowling Green State University (BGSU).
Duane is married to Sharon and is the proud father to his son, Tyler, as well as three stepsons, Alex, Zachary and Jordan.
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