MORE TO THE STORY AS MARIA ELENA SALINAS RETURNS TO INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY WITH "THE REAL STORY"
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Returning with 10 all-new episodes, Maria Elena Salinas is back on Investigation Discovery (ID) for season two of THE REAL STORY WITH MARIA ELENA SALINAS. As an investigative journalist, the Emmy, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow award winner has learned many things during her prolific career. Perhaps the most important lesson is that there's always more to the story. In THE REAL STORY, join Maria Elena as she digs for the truth behind headline-making crimes in search of new evidence, unheard perspectives, and the latest updates. Archival footage and recreations complement intimate, emotional one-on-one interviews bringing those impacted by the crime to the forefront. Produced by Scott Sternberg Productions and Lucky 8, season two of THE REAL STORY WITH MARIA ELENA SALINAS premieres on Monday, June 4 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.
"Newsmagazines are a staple of Investigation Discovery's programming lineup, and as we grow our roster of the best investigative journalists out there, we are proud that Maria Elena continues to have a home in primetime exclusively on Investigation Discovery," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. "We welcome having an outlet for Maria Elena to seek her passion and unravel the truth behind crimes in each episode of THE REAL STORY."
"I'm very excited about the stories we have prepared for season two of THE REAL STORY. It's such a privilege to be able to honor these victims' memories by telling their story and sifting through the facts to reveal previously unknown details," said Maria Elena Salinas." I'm grateful to the Investigation Discovery family for their trust in my work and the production team's expertise. I hope all ID Addicts will agree and tune in."
In the season premiere airing on Monday, June 4 at 10/9c, Jessie Bardwell had big dreams and a big heart, so when she found her perfect man in Jason Lowe, she packed up and moved to a suburb of Dallas to start a new life with him. Soon after, with dwindling communication from his daughter, Jessie's father, Gary, sensed problems and drove from his home in Mississippi to confront her. In an emotional interview, Gary discusses how a father's worst nightmare becomes his reality when his daughter's missing person case turns into a homicide investigation. Maria Elena also sits down with one of Lowe's exes, who is haunted by the fact that she dropped abuse charges against him in the past.
Additional cases explored this season include: a 3-year-old boy who was kidnapped for ransom and murdered in 1984, and whose killer was finally brought to justice after three decades; a Baruch College freshman who endured a bizarre hazing ritual that left him dead, exposing the dark world of fraternities; the murder of a 72-year-old grandmother at the hands of two "Irish Travelers;" convicted murderer Judy Henderson, whose sentence was recently commuted after her role in the 1982 killing of jeweler Harry Klein; and more.
About Maria Elena Salinas
One of the most respected and recognized journalists in the United States, Maria Elena Salinas is a household name for 57 million Hispanics living in the U.S., and millions more in 18 countries where her work is seen. After more than three decades as co-anchor and correspondent of Noticiero Univision and co-host of news magazine "Aqu� y Ahora" Salinas has begun a new chapter in her career as an independent journalist and producer. Her interviews with global figures, including every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter, as well as Latin American heads of state, rebel leaders, and influential newsmakers have earned her unparalleled respect and trust, while her commitment to empower the Latino community prompted the New York Times to call her "The Voice of Hispanic America." During the course of her distinguished broadcasting career, Salinas has received multiple recognitions, including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award, the Peabody Award, a Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor, seven Emmy awards, a Walter Cronkite Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award in Hispanic Television by Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable magazines. Most recently, Salinas was recognized for her work by the National Association of Broadcasters and induced into their Hall of Fame. Salinas serves on the board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and has been awarding scholarships to journalism students for over two decades through the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
THE REAL STORY WITH MARIA ELENA SALINAS is produced for Investigation Discovery by Scott Sternberg Productions and Lucky 8. Maria Elena Salinas and Scott Sternberg are executive producers for Scott Sternberg Productions; Greg Henry, Kim Woodard and Amy Goodman Kass are executive producers for Lucky 8; and Ron Simon is senior executive producer for Investigation Discovery. For Investigation Discovery, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Jane Latman is executive vice president of development, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories", the always revealing network challenges our understanding of culture, society and the human condition. The #1 network for women in all of cable, ID's programming is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), as well as anytime and anywhere through the network's TV Everywhere offering, IDGo. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on , Instagram and Facebook or check out the network's true crime blog, CrimeFeed.
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