J.W. August

KGTV’s Senior Investigative Producer J.W. August has been reporting on San Diego since 1981. For 26 of those years he has focused on consumer and investigative reporting for 10News.

National, state and local press and broadcast organizations have presented J.W. with more than 130 awards. 

The National Press Club recognized him for consumer reporting and the Investigative Reporters and Editors recognized him for outstanding investigative reporting. The National Society of Professional Journalists awarded him its “Sunshine Award” for his efforts in fighting for open government. 

The Freedom Foundation honored his work on hate crimes reporting. August has won 33 Emmys for investigative reporting, writing, and journalistic enterprise. The San Diego Press Club and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have recognized him for lifetime achievement in the news business.

August has been recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for exposing fraud; received the public service award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and local advocacy groups have honored him for his work on behalf of the public including the Environmental Health Coalition and San Diego Hunger Coalition   

August is currently president of the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is also president of a non-profit that combats sex trafficking, the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition and is president emeritus of Calaware, which advocates for open government in California .

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