Stephanie joined the Brian Ross investigative unit at ABC News in December 2012 to create a national consumer-help column, “The ABC News Fixer,” and to contribute consumer stories for television and radio. She is based in Chicago.
Stephanie wrote “The Fixer” for the Chicago Sun-Times from 2005 to 2012. Her column recovered $1.4 million for Chicago-area consumers who were ripped off or got the runaround.
Stephanie also worked as an editor and as a general assignment and consumer reporter at the Sun-Times. As a reporter, her investigations included uncovering widespread fraud in Chicago’s residential disabled parking program, toxic levels of lead in children’s jewelry and glaring deficiencies in prosecutions of repeat domestic violence offenders.
Prior to joining the Chicago Sun-Times in 1996, Stephanie spent three years at the (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun-Sentinel, where her investigations included the Toyota leasing scandal and massive fraud in the moving industry. From 1990 to 1991, Stephanie lived in Nairobi, Kenya, where she did volunteer work and freelanced for Voice of America’s Africa news service.