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The Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter provides a rare glimpse into the psychology of crime and the procedural methodology of how investigators solve crimes.
Riggs’ unparalleled access to law enforcement and the criminal world makes True Crime Reporter® the one podcast that even detectives listen to.
Known as “Riggs” to his friends, he follows cases from handcuffs to prison cells.
Riggs, a veteran content entrepreneur and master storyteller based the first season of the True Crime Reporter® Podcast on his investigation of serial killer Kenneth McDuff. Riggs exposed how McDuff, a former death row inmate, was released on parole in Texas under a cloud of corruption.
In 2021 the podcast was honored with a 25th Annual Webby Award for Best True Crime Podcast. Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards, stated, “Honorees like Robert Riggs and the True Crime Reporter®’s podcast are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,500 entries we received this year from 50 states and 70 countries.”
Riggs as an Executive Producer spun off the podcast into a hit television documentary titled Freed To Kill, which premiered on Fox Nation Streaming in March 2022. The five-part series received a Telly Award for television documentary in May 2022. After watching the first episode, retired CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer, who appeared in the series, said, “This is the story of pure evil, and you told it well.”
The documentary revealed how Riggs’ intrepid reporting style involves old-school “shoe leather” tactics – knocking on doors, tracking down sources, and uncovering facts.
He embodies the “all we want are the facts, ma’am” ethos of the iconic TV show Dragnet.
Outside of reporting, Riggs embodies the frontier spirit of Texas through his love of horseback riding. Saddling up his horses offers an escape into nature that balances his intense work uncovering injustice and corruption.
Watch the True Crime Reporter® YouTube Channel to view more than 200 of Riggs’ news reports and watch the podcast.
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