Tanya Eiserer

Tanya Eiserer
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Tanya Eiserer is an award-winning criminal justice reporter who joined the staff of WFAA-TV in February 2014.

Eiserer previously worked for The Dallas Morning News where she covered the Dallas Police Department for more than a decade. She previously covered the police beat for papers in Abilene, Omaha and Fort Worth.

She is a tenacious reporter who has covered many recent high-profile North Texas stories, including the Kaufman County prosecutor slayings, the South Dallas serial rapist, the Saginaw child murder and a recent series of controversial Dallas police shootings.

Before that, she worked on a team that exposed DPD's flawed hiring practices which triggered the firing of several police officers.

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Eiserer and other reporters also uncovered dozens of Dallas school district employees who had been hired even though they had serious criminal histories. The investigation resulted in dozens of firings, a state investigation and a state law that required fingerprinting of all school district employees.

In 2013, Eiserer won a Dallas Bar Association Stephen Philbin Award for her piece about a Dallas man who was accused of killing his girlfriend but went free because of the double-jeopardy standard.

Eiserer is a Texas native who grew up in the Galveston area. She graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in journalism. She is married and has a two-year-old son.

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