Ciara Bri'd Frisbie

Investigative | Multimedia Reporter

Atlanta, Georgia

Ciara Bri'd Frisbie

Award-winning multi-platform journalist, freelancer for CNN's Data Team, former investigative intern at Channel 2 Action News (WSB-TV), Georgia News Lab (GNL) Alumna, former Collegiate Chair for Georgia's Society of Professional Journalists, and former News Director / News Editor for GSU's student media.

"Seek the truth, question all."



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Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

(CNN)Not far from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida's coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn't real. Link to Story

Fulton official continued questionable campaign spending

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today, former Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards has agreed to settle civil charges that he violated several campaign finance laws. But the details of the settlement won’t be released until June – after Edwards faces incumbent Emma Darnell in the May 24 primary election for County Commission District 6.
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Nearly half the 184 Georgians shot and killed by police since 2010 were unarmed or shot in the back, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News investigation has found. AJC analysis casts doubt on claims that police shootings are always lawful.

Georgia legislator, ex-commissioner could face criminal investigations

A state representative and a former Clayton County commissioner could face criminal investigations for their handling of campaign cash, while a former Fulton County commissioner could face civil penalties. The state’s ethics commission, formally known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, on Wednesday found probable cause that state Rep.

Georgia State Student Found Days After Disappearance


Fulton’s Darnell spends freely on flowers

Over her 23-year tenure in elected office, Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell has stood apart from her colleagues for the personal way she recognizes people she likes: colorful arrangements of fresh-cut flowers delivered from her favorite florist. Darnell has sent flowers to former employees.

Ethics board to investigate former Fulton official

The state ethics commission has asked former Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards to account for nearly $80,000 that disappeared from his campaign finance reports in 2010. Citing a recent investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission has opened its own inquiry into Edwards’ campaign finances.
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Longtime Fulton Co. official corrects campaign filings after Channel 2 investigation

When we first approached longtime Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards to ask how nearly $80,000 in political donations vanished from his campaign paperwork, he denied there was even a problem. "I take issue with the word discrepancy. As far as I'm concerned I don't have a discrepancy," Edwards told Channel 2 investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer. Link to Story

Thousands vanished from official’s campaign report — and no one noticed

Nearly $80,000 in political donations disappeared from the campaign reports of former Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards in 2010, a joint investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Georgia News Lab and Channel 2 Action News has found. The funds vanished from Edwards’ campaign disclosures between June and September 2010, during a re-election bid in which Edwards had no opponent.
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‘No’ still means NO: Sexual assault continues, but remains under-reported

“If we already had sex it’s not rape,” Hannah Lengyel recalling her rapist’s words to her before she reported the incident. When Hannah Lengyel met him in one of her classes, she eventually gave him a chance—despite her friends’ whispers of caution. “When I first met him I thought he was weird; I thought he was a creep, but then I was like ‘No, maybe he’s not that bad,’” she said.

While you were away: The day that changed WRAS 88.5 FM

When members of WRAS 88.5 FM rolled out of bed on May 6 they had no idea the face of the student-run radio station they dedicated their time to would be drastically changed. Mid ’60s: WRAS broadcasts from a small studio in a former classroom in Sparks Hall using the frequency of 103.3. Georgia State is known as Georgia State College.


Ciara Bri'd Frisbie

1. 2016 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition Scholar

2. Multiple bylines in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for investigative efforts, which resulted in a Georgia Ethics Commission investigation.

3. Featured on Georgia State University's homepage for investigative efforts in The Georgia News Lab program.

4. Recipient of the 2015-16'​ Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

5. 2015 Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) College Journalist of the Year.

6. 1st place recipient for Best Investigative news article in the 2015 GCPA awards

7. The Signal newspaper's 2014-2015 MVP.



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