Andy Pierrotti joined the 11Alive Investigators in June 2016.
He's an accomplished journalist recognized with awards from the George Foster Peabody organization, the Lone Star Emmy Chapter, Headliners Foundation, Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), Associated Press, Scripps Howard Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) South Florida chapter, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) and the John Jay Criminal Justice College in New York City.
In 2015, he was honored with the prestigious Peabody award for a documentary called The Cost of Troubled Minds, which uncovered a mental health crisis in Texas. It explained how the state's lack of resources, funding and experts cost taxpayers millions a year.
Andy has produced three award-winning 30 minute investigative documentaries. In 2014, he won an Emmy for a documentary called Children Left Behind, where he found children stuck in orphanages, despite having parents in the U.S. In 2016, he won an Emmy and a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary titled, State of Neglect. The investigation uncovered a rise in nursing home neglect, which ultimately lead to tougher enforcement of bad nursing facilities.
In 2012, Andy won a national Edward R. Murrow award for exposing welfare fraud and a regional Murrow for uncovering illegal horse slaughtering farms in Florida.
Most of Andy's stories focus on government accountability and consumer advocacy, with an emphasis on tracking viewers' tax dollars, safety, health and well-being.
He comes to Atlanta from Austin, Texas, but he grew up just outside of Charleston, S.C.
If you have an investigative story you want Andy to tackle, please call him at (404) 290-9346 or email him (apierrotti@11Alive.com).