Cimaron Neugebauer, KSL Investigative Reporter
Cimaron Neugebauer is a native Utahn and a data-driven multi-media investigative journalist with more than 15 years of journalism experience working in newsrooms from Cedar City to Logan.
Cimaron graduated from Weber State (Great, Great, Great!) University in 2010 with a BA in Journalism. Throughout his career he has worked in broadcast and primarily print newsrooms.
In college, he cut his investigative teeth by doing background checks on 1,300 employees to uncover felons working in higher education. Since then, he’s followed the money with Freedom of Information Act requests and used data to enterprise investigative stories and help bring a voice to the voiceless and shine a light on community or government issues.
His first professional career story was reporting on a chicken ordinance at a city council meeting. It was no cat fashion show, but hey, we all must start somewhere. Since then, Cimaron has gone on to investigate and report award-winning stories including corruption within the Utah Highway Patrol and data reporting on a government-funded broadband network and its decade-long struggle to become a success. He’s worked on everything from stories about the Brian David Mitchell trial (for the abduction and kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart) to the search for Susan Powell.
In 2012, he broke the story about a prominent Salt Lake City pediatrician, who was accused by his eldest son of murdering his ex-wife, Uta Von Schwedler, who was a University of Utah biologist and HIV researcher. Years later, John Brickman Wall was sentenced to 15 years-to-life in prison for murder.
Cimaron is a father to three children. He grew up in Cache Valley and loves the outdoors, electronics, technology, and meeting new people and hearing their stories. When he’s not investigating, he’s out exploring the backcountry, enjoying live-music, playing basketball, snowboarding, or having a Forrest Gump-type moment and running until he realizes he should have turned around a mile ago.
He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and is passionate about advocating for the voiceless and shining a light on corruption.