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Watch out, Denver, she's
back and better than ever!Jodi Brooks, a Denver native and graduate of Cherry Creek High School, joined the CBS4 team from WEWS TV in Cleveland, Ohio, where she most recently was the "Live on Five" Investigative Reporter.Jodi
now reports for CBS4 News
at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Coming home to Denver is a dream come true for this National Emmy award-winning journalist.Jodi
is known as a hard hitting investigative reporter and has won numerous local, state, and national awards for her
never knew her
potential as a journalist and certainly never anticipated such satisfaction from her
career.She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and started as a reporter in Wausau, Wisconsin, at WAOW-TV (ABC).She would eventually move to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and report for WRCB-TV (NBC).
Next it was onto Mobile, Alabama, as an anchor/reporter at WPMI-TV
(NBC) and then Cleveland, Ohio, as an investigative reporter at WEWS-TV
While in Mobile, Jodi
gained national attention for her
efforts to help mothers who were not able to care for their new babies.Sickened by a story about a mother who had drowned her
baby in a toilet, Jodi
wanted to make a difference.She
convinced local leaders to allow mothers to drop off their unwanted babies at hospital emergency rooms, without fear of prosecution for neglect and abandonment -- no questions asked.
Alabama lawmakers would eventually pass the "Jodi Brooks Law," and now nearly every state in the country has followed, including Colorado.Jodi
won a National Emmy for her
efforts and has appeared on several talk shows including "Oprah" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show."She's
also been featured in numerous magazines including People
, and Redbook
So what's next?A made-for-TV movie is in the works.Jodi
is working with writers and producers in Los Angeles on a Lifetime Televison movie based on her
efforts to save unwanted newborns.Stay tuned for a release date in the next year or so.
spare time, Jodi
completed four marathons.You can also catch her
in the boxing gym.But the best thing for Jodi
about being home in Denver is spending time with her
family and friends she's
missed while working on her
TV career. Jodi
says, "The train stops here!There's simply no place like home and working for CBS4
is a dream come true."
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Video: Jodi Brooks
Started Movement To Save Babies