Rose Ciotta joins News 4 to lead its investigative team from The Philadelphia Inquirer where she was an investigative reporter and editor . She co-edited an investigation into violence in Philadelphia schools that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. She also worked on award-winning investigations into police brutality, public corruption, drunken driving, campaign financing and school test score cheating.
A Buffalo native, she previously worked as a reporter and editor at The Buffalo News where she developed an expertise in investigative and computer-assisted reporting. Her work exposed wrongdoing inside a children’s psychiatric center, and a juvenile detention center, and in the handling of child sexual abuse cases and operating home health care.
She’s won many statewide and national awards. She’s a graduate of Syracuse University and attended Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow. She’s also the author of a murder mystery, “Cruel Games,” published by St. Martin’s Press.