Investigative Journalist/I-TEAM Producer
Lynnsey Gardner is a multi-award-winning investigative journalist who has worked covering communities in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.
With over 15 years of experience from the field to the anchor desk, Gardner is most proud of her investigations that have sparked real change from exposing flaws in public housing that changed federal law, to saving a child caught in a child welfare legal mistake, shutting down bad businesses and exposing questionable spending at a top national non-profit, the Wounded Warrior Project.
Gardner got her start at WRDW-TV in Augusta and won her first Edward R. Murrow Award at age 25 for uncovering one of the city’s oldest funeral homes was improperly disposing of human remains.
She also covered the news from the weekend anchor desk to the morning anchor desk working with her colleague, Tim Strong.
From there she went to Jacksonville, Florida for eight years where she helped to launch the ITEAM at WJXT. There she was recognized with an Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism, another Murrow award as well as multiple Associated Press and GABBY Awards throughout her career.
She is also a proud graduate of the University of Georgia where she holds a degree in broadcast news from the Grady College of Journalism and a political science minor from UGA’s School for Public and International Affairs.
While still in Augusta, UGA recognized Gardner with the John E. Drewry Award for Young Alumni Achievement.
Gardner is now married with two young children and excited to continue her career as a reporter/producer for the News 12 ITEAM - back where it all began and covering the communities across the CSRA that have long felt like home to her. If you have a story idea – send them her way!