Robert Riggs Award Winning CBS & ABC Television Journalist Investigator Joins Bobby Goldstein Productions

Author: Bobby Goldstein, Business Wire
Date: 02-02-2009

DALLAS, Feb 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bobby Goldstein Productions (BGP) named Robert Riggs, Executive Producer of New Programming and Development. Riggs, an award winning local news investigator journalist in Texas reported for the CBS and ABC news television stations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Riggs has been recognized with the top awards of the television broadcast industry for his crime and military news reports.

Bobby Goldstein, President of BGP that produces the “Cheaters” reality show, says, “Riggs’ news, television, radio, video, and internet experience will help us create new high adventure programs aimed at other audiences. The military and police greatly respect Riggs as an investigator and journalist. Riggs has key sources among police and the military in the FBI, Homeland Security, Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy.”

Riggs will help BGP produce videos made for the social media environment of: Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook. BGP is developing which empowers the ‘little guy’ to report corruption and fraud accusations often ignored by the press, media, law enforcement, and criminal justice.
Riggs and Goldstein worked together in Congress for the legendary Wright Patman during the late Congressman’s Watergate investigation. Riggs was Chief Investigator for the Joint Committee on Defense Production.

“Robert was a tough and politically savvy Congressional staffer. Over the years I watched him achieve excellence in television journalism and am glad he is on our team.” Riggs countered, “I admire Bobby’s creative zeal and his uncanny ability to understand what entertains.”

Riggs has received the highest awards of television, the coveted George Foster Peabody Award and three Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Journalism Awards.
In 2003, Riggs covered the war in Iraq embedded with an Army air defense battalion. Riggs’ investigative reports on the cause of two deadly friendly fire incidents during the Iraq war were featured on 60 Minutes. Riggs later uncovered how billions of dollars worth of Iraqi oil was being stolen.

During a 27-year television journalism career, Riggs covered the White House, Congress, Pentagon, Texas Legislature, New York State Legislature, crime, military, terrorism, technology, and politics. Riggs’ news reports appeared or were quoted from on CBS, ABC, Nightline, 60 Minutes, CNN, BBC, and ESPN.

Riggs is an Outstanding Alumnus from Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture where currently he serves on the Dean’s External Advisory Board.

Release Summary:

Reality television show production company taps top crime and military journalist to create new programs and shift to the Internet.

Keyword Tags:

television, crime, military

SOURCE: Bobby Goldstein Productions

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