Headlines That Make Headlines...New York Post and Investigation Discovery Launch Two True Crime Series This March
TORN FROM THE HEADLINES: NEW YORK POST REPORTS Premieres March 16 at 10/9c NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD hosted by Carlos Greer premieres March 30 on IDGO
February 19, 2020
HEADLINES THAT MAKE HEADLINES … NEW YORK POST AND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY LAUNCH TWO NEW TRUE CRIME SERIES THIS MARCH
TORN FROM THE HEADLINES: NEW YORK POST REPORTS Premieres March 16 at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery
NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD hosted by Carlos Greer premieres March 30 on IDGO
(Silver Spring, Md.) — The New York Post, known for its bold headlines and sensational news coverage, joins forces with America’s #1 true crime network, Investigation Discovery, on two exciting, new, true-crime projects. TORN FROM THE HEADLINES: NEW YORK POST REPORTS takes viewers behind the headlines into some of the city’s darkest and most inconceivable crimes of all time. From deadly high society scandals to predators hunting the streets, this is the inside scoop on the stories that dared to define New York City. NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD is IDGO’s brand new digital series hosted by Page Six’s Carlos Greer. This addictive digital venture invites viewers to take a closer look at more recent crimes, scandals and murders that grabbed the attention of the newsroom, revealing exclusive facts and chilling secrets. TORN FROM THE HEADLINES: NEW YORK POST REPORTS premieres on Investigation Discovery on Monday, March 16 at 10 p.m. ET and NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD will be available on IDGO on March 30.
“When you think of New York, there’s great pizza, Broadway … and the New York Post. Their headlines are infamous, and their crime reporting is what investigative reporting is all about. We are thrilled that we can bring viewers into the newsroom and behind the scenes of the crimes that rocked the Big Apple to its core,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
New York Post is America’s oldest, and continuously published newspaper – and one of the most provocative, impactful and recognizable news brands. Known for breaking stories that set the national news agenda, its crime reporting is emulated by newsrooms across the country. Its journalists will not sleep until justice is on the page and with the public. In this series, each hour-long episode takes viewers across six seminal cases that dominated the headlines of the famed daily. From the ransom case of “The Tuxedo King” to the cracking of the “Million Dollar Murder” and justice for the abandoned infant “Baby Hope,” each headline-grabbing case is covered from start to finish. Viewers will meet the reporters, from the original crime team led by Larry Celona to New York Post Digital Editor-in-Chief Michelle Gotthelf, who work alongside New York’s finest from crime scene to conviction. These reporters didn’t just communicate the story, they defined the case. Archival news footage, powerful interviews from survivors and family members and never-before-seen evidence are revealed. Watch as each story unfolds with shocking twists, jaw-dropping revelations and unexpected resolutions for the paper that turned justice into headline news.
“Our acclaimed crime journalists provide the most immersive, investigative and captivating reporting in the country,” said Troy Searer, President, New York Post Entertainment. “They not only delve into a story, they become one with it. This exclusive series discloses their sensational, firsthand accounts of the reporting and solving of New York City’s most shocking and egregious crimes.”
And when ID viewers want more, they can visit IDGO for NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD. Hosted by Page Six Senior Reporter Carlos Greer, each eight-minute episode features one current crime and breaks down why it captured the headlines of the New York Post. Using his prowess as a long-time New York Post reporter, Greer delves into these recent scandals for deeper access, providing exclusive perspective on the cover-ups, blow-ups and confessions – all in the iconic style the New York Post delivers on every day.
TORN FROM THE HEADLINES: NEW YORK POST REPORTS is produced by New York Post Entertainment and Radley Studios. For the Post, Executive Producers are Troy Searer and Michelle Gotthelf. For Radley Studios, Executive Producers are Brandon Hill and Christian Thompson, and showrunner Diana Nolan. Christie McConnell is Co-Executive Producer.
NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Productions, in association with New York Post Entertainment. For Investigation Discovery Keila Woodard is executive producer, Ami Angelowicz is VP of digital.
For Investigation Discovery, Tim Baney is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
TORN FROM THE HEADLINES: NEW YORK POST REPORTS EPISODE GUIDE
“Last Call at the Falls” - premieres March 16 at 10/9c
On February 24, 2006, beautiful and brilliant grad student Imette St. Guillen was celebrating her upcoming 25th birthday with her closest friends. Less than 24 hours later, her bruised and battered body is found wrapped in a cheap blanket and discarded on a desolate road in East New York. Imette’s murder sends shockwaves throughout the city, and as the New York Post runs story after story about the gruesome crime, police hunt a potential serial killer and expose a cover-up that will change New York forever.
“The Tuxedo King” – premieres March 23 at 10/9c
When New York City tuxedo manufacturer and ex-marine Harvey Weinstein doesn’t show up for work one morning, his family and friends immediately fear the worst. The next day, a ransom call from the mysterious Black Cat Organization demands $3 million for Harvey’s safe return. His family hurriedly enlists the help of the NYPD to recover their father. But as days turn to weeks with still no trace of Harvey, his fate becomes more and more uncertain. And when New York Post crime reporter Larry Celona stumbles across Harvey’s story, he faces the ultimate journalistic dilemma: Does his duty to inform the public always come first?
“Baby Hope” - premieres March 30 at 10/9c
A grisly discovery in a picnic cooler on a highway in upper Manhattan leads detectives down a twisting trail of clues as they try to solve one of the longest-running mysteries in the New York Post's history. The NYPD must not only hunt down a deranged child killer before they strike again, but they must also give the unknown victim a name … and an unlikely family.
“Slumlord Millionaire” - premieres April 6 at 10/9c
A crime caught on tape shows Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark in the fight for his life against unknown assailants in a deadly New York blizzard. When his body is found the next day, the New York Post follows as the NYPD hunts down his killers … and discovers that the popular Brooklyn landlord might have been hiding some potentially deadly secrets.
“Million Dollar Murder” - premieres April 13 at 10/9c
When successful businessman George Kogan is gunned down in broad daylight on a ritzy Upper East Side sidewalk, the millionaire’s murder sends shockwaves through the usually peaceful neighborhood. Even more shocking are the sordid details of George’s personal life that emerge in the pages of the New York Post in the days after the shooting … leaving police to unravel the tangled web of lies spun by his killer.
“CSI Slay” - premieres April 20 at 10/9c
When a young CSI tech is found brutally murdered in her bedroom, her colleagues at the NYPD crime lab are left to solve her murder. But the deeper they dig, the stranger her murder becomes. The New York Post follows the case as all the gruesome details unfold, including a shocking discovery that leads investigators to an unexpected killer
NEW YORK POST REPORTS: OFF THE RECORD EPISODE GUIDE
“Happily Never After”
The 911 dispatchers in Costa Mesa, Orange County receive a call on May 22, 2010, from Steve Herr. He has found a young woman deceased in his son Sam‘s apartment and he is nowhere to be found. Who is this woman and where is Sam? What seems like an open and shut case to the police, becomes a tale of twists and turns that is far more than meets the eye.
“Sorority Sister Snatched”
On June 17, 2019, 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck arrives at Salt Lake City International Airport at 1 a.m. after returning from her grandmother’s funeral in El Segundo, California. But Mackenzie never makes it back to her apartment. When she doesn’t show up for a midterm exam, her friends know something is terribly wrong. With knowledge of Mackenzie’s use of online dating sites, investigators shift focus to an online acquaintance and are horrified by what they find.
During the summer of 2019, Ally Kostial is taking summer courses towards her bachelor’s degree in marketing and teaching fitness classes at University of Mississippi. On the evening of July 19, Ally leaves her dorm and never comes back. The next morning, a police officer on a routine patrol discovers Ally’s body near Sardis Lake in Harmontown, Mississippi, 10 miles away from the university’s campus. She had been shot eight times. Baffled by the mystery, police discover their prime suspect is hiding in plain sight.
“Social Media Murder”
On Sunday, July 14, 2019, Instagram gets a nasty shock. Grisly photos of 17-year-old Instagram star Bianca Devins’s lifeless body are posted to the social media site alongside the message “sorry.” Police are on a race against time to track down her boyfriend with only social media as their guide.
“Ivy League Murder”
On January 2, 2018, 19-year old Blaze Bernstein, a pre-med student at the University of Pennsylvania, is home for the holidays. He’s dropped off by a high school friend that night and is never heard from again. When is family discovers he’s left behind his ID, money, glasses and daily medication, they were convinced Blaze hasn’t disappeared on his own … and they were right.
One of the greatest cons in recent history started with the barest tidbit of a news tip. A young New York City socialite has skipped out of town with unpaid bills in her wake. Reporter Rebecca Rosenberg is unimpressed and prepared to skip the story entirely, but her photographer is convinced there’s more. Armed with a photo and an eye-catching headline, Rebecca writes the article that launched the jaw-dropping “wannabe socialite “story into the limelight.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television and the #1 network for women in all of cable. Delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households, ID is also available via the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGo.
Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About The New York Post
Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801, the New York Post is the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the United States and one of the nation's premier digital destinations for news and information. The New York Post's fabled Page Six gossip column is a world leader in breaking celebrity news and has evolved into its own iconic and powerful brand. The Post Digital Network is comprised of the flagship NYPost.com, PageSix.com, including Page Six Style, and Decider.com, covering streaming television and movies. The New York Post and the New York Post Digital Network are owned by News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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