Alumnus producer wins Emmy for journalism piece

Michael Kaplan ’08 won an Emmy in the Outstanding Investigative News Journalism category for a “60 Minutes” segment that he co-produced.

After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Kaplan graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2012, and has written for the New York Times and worked for NBC Chicago.

A former editor-in-chief of the Chronicle, Kaplan was nominated twice in the category.

The winning segment is about Alex Rodriguez, a baseball player for the Yankees suspected of having used steroids to enhance his performance.

The segment includes the only interview with Anthony Bosch, who was Major League Baseball’s chief witness against him.

The other segment for which he was nominated is about teenage schizophrenia and focuses on a politician whose son violently attacked his father and later committed suicide. Kaplan screened and discussed this segment with the Chronicle staff last year when he returned to campus as a guest speaker.

 

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