Chief Investigative Reporter, CBS 46
Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter who helped launch the CBS Atlanta News Tough Questions Team in September of 2005. Saltzman has been nominated for seven Emmy’s in her career, including a 2008 National Nomination for a hidden camera report that was aired on CBS Atlanta News. She was honored with the Georgia Associated Press Best Anchor/ Reporter Award for a third year in a row in 2011.
While in Atlanta, Saltzman won an Emmy for Investigative Reporting for a report that exposed a high tech identity crime ring. Three people were arrested and criminally prosecuted as a result of her report. Wendy has been recognized nationally for her work, and was one of only three reporters in the United States nominated for a national Emmy for Investigative Reporting this year.
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 seven 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 seven 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 Tanzania, to the freezing icecap atop the Kibo volcano. She trained for seven months prior to her climb by running up and down Stone Mountain. Saltzman reached the summit as the first member of her six-man crew.