ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross will be honored with the Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award tonight at the 45th annual Consumer Federation of America awards dinner at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Ross joinec ABC in 1995 and had reported across varied foreign and domestic issues, including a number of stories on consumer issues. He has covered the Enron document shredding, retail pharmacy errors, unsafe Toyotas, Medicare fraud and the Madoff scandal. Ross appears frequently on World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, 20/20, ABC News Radio and The Blotter. He recently uncovered unsafe products on Craigslist, defective airbags, Ford Focus steering issues, and unsafe highway guardrails. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will present Ross with the award.
The Consumer Federation of America is an association of more than 250 non-profit organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education.