Michele Gillen, an investigative reporter who did stints on NBC’s “Dateline” and CBS affiliates has died, according to a Facebook post by her longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre. Gillen was 66.
“For all those who knew her, she was a relentless warrior who fought indefatigably for the vulnerable,” Izaguirre wrote. “In every story she delved into, she aimed to discover the truth and spur change to improve the quality of life of her community.”
Gillen won 39 local Emmys over several decades.
Gillen graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1977 and started her career at a TV station in Bangor, Maine. She moved to Miami in 1980 to work for WPLG-ABC10, where Gillen’s work on housing facilities for the elderly led to national legislation against elder abuse.
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