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Walter Smith Randolph

Investigative Editor

Walter Smith Randolph is Connecticut Public’s Investigative Editor. In 2021, Walter launched The Accountability Project, CT Public’s investigative reporting initiative. Since then, the team’s reporting has led to policy changes across the state. Additionally, The Accountability Project’s work has been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow award from RTDNA, two regional Murrow awards, a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists, three regional EMMY nominations and a dozen CT SPJ awards.

Walter also serves as Vice President-Broadcast of the National Association of Black Journalists. He previously served three years as NABJ’s Treasurer. Walter is also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University and serves on the board of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.

Before CT Public, Walter spent a decade reporting at tv stations in Cincinnati (WKRC/CBS), Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids, Michigan (WWMT/CBS), Flint, Michigan (WEYI/NBC), and Elmira-Ithaca, New York (WENY/ABC). Walter’s reporting has led to resignations and reform in school districts, police departments, and courthouses. His reporting in Flint helped uncover the water crisis and led to his first EMMY nomination.

A graduate of Villanova University and the CUNY Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Walter is also a proud member of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.