Ethan Stein

Investigative Reporter
Cedar Rapids

Ethan Stein is the Investigative Reporter for KCRG-TV9's i9 Investigative Unit.

Ethan has uncovered emails showing officials from Linn County denied and sometimes ignored help from groups after the August Derecho. He also discovered numerous problems in the response to the disaster, including delays in National Guard help and non-governmental organizations not understanding the need in the area. He has broken a number of stories related to Iowa's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ethan is from Long Island, New York, but is no stranger to the Midwest. He worked for three years as a Multimedia Journalist, Producer, Anchor and Digital Producer at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. There he did several Target 8 investigations, including one where he uncovered millions of dollars hidden in city funds that triggered an audit for the entire city.

He was a national semifinalist in the 60th annual Heart Journalism Awards for Television while graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with degrees in Convergence Television Reporting and Political Science.

When not researching a story, he is complaining about the New York Jets or watching the Knicks break his heart. Send all tips and book recommendations to or through Facebook or Twitter

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