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True Crime Series

SUNY Brockport True Crime Series for November 2023 Hosted by Drake Memorial Library

Guest Speakers

Gary Craig - Public Safety Watchdog Reporter, Democrat & Chronicle, USA Today

Gary Craig is a member of the Democrat and Chronicle’s Watchdog team and focuses on public safety and criminal justice. He has worked at Rochester newspapers since 1990, covering City Hall, politics and federal courts before joining the newspaper’s investigative team. 

Gary is the author of "Seven Million." He has won more than two dozen regional, state and national awards for writing and investigative reporting. He has also been reporting on the Brink's heist and its alleged IRA connections since 1993.

Books by Gary Craig 

Madison Scott - SUNY Brockport Journalism Student

Madison Scott is a Brockport journalism student. She has interned at the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper and the local Channel 10 News station. Following are links to some of the articles Madison has authored.  

 Unsolved Cases in Monroe County

USA Today: If your missing child ran away from home, the police may not look for them.

USA Today: Help me find my children': How race affects social media efforts to find missing kids

Missing the Missing 

Jennifer Lewke - Investigative Reporter

Jennifer Lewke is an award-winning Investigative Reporter who has spent more than a decade exposing government corruption, taxpayer waste and consumer fraud in New York State.

Jennifer was awarded the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for her investigation into low-cost bus carriers that continued to operate despite federal shut-down orders. She has also been honored with three Emmys, four Regional Murrow awards, six Associated Press awards and nearly a dozen NYS Broadcasters Association and Syracuse Press Club awards.

When not digging into investigative stories, Jennifer is a go-to reporter for major breaking news. She provided around-the-clock coverage during the Sandy Hook Massacre, the Boston Marathon Bombings and the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Carter Soles, Ph.D. 

In 2008, Carter completed his doctorate at the University of Oregon where he continued teaching for two years.  He joined the Brockport Faculty in 2010.  Since then, Carter has moved from Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies to Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.   He is a popular professor known for interesting yet challenging classes.