As we reported last week, Channel 3 investigative reporter Josh Bernstein is leaving the station. And now we know where he's going: KNXV, the ABC affiliate, in Phoenix.
Bernstein will be part of a four-reporter investigative team, which also includes a computer-assisted reporting expert and its own executive producer. Bernstein replaces Abbie Boudreau, who left the Phoenix station in September to join CNN as an investigative reporter.
"These openings are very rare," Bernstein says. "I couldn't pass up the opportunity. There are only a handful of (local TV) stations that have a real investigative team, and (the Phoenix station) makes a serious commitment to investigative projects."
As for his two years in Sacramento?
"No hard feelings," Bernstein says. "I had a great time in Sacramento. I worked with some great people, especially my photographer Mike Williams, who has a real passion for the job."
"I'd like to see more commitment, not just here at KCRA - but at every station in Sacramento - to investigative reporting," Bernstein says. "That's a way a station can make its mark in this market, because, frankly, we don't see much of it here."
This is Bernstein's last day at Channel 3. He starts in Phoenix in December.