Broadcast journalist Sharyn Alfonsi is making her 60 Minutes debut on March 1 (7pm, CBS). Her report is about homeowners who’ve been denied flood insurance after Hurricane Sandy because of fraudulent engineers’ reports. Alfonsi interviewed Brad Kieserman, FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance, who says he’s seen evidence of fraud in the reports and evidence of the use of unlicensed engineers for flood damage reports. Kieserman also tells Alfonsi that FEMA has been aware of this evidence for more than a year.
After graduating from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Sharyn Alfonsi began her career in broadcast journalism in 1994. She covered the World Trade Organization riots in Seattle (2000) and the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in Boston (2000-2003) before landing in New York as a CBS News correspondent in 2004. She was the lead reporter covering the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. She had a brief stint at ABC with World News with Charles Gibson and Good Morning America but she returned to CBS in 2012 to join the cast of 60 Minutes Sports.