A multiple Emmy nominated veteran investigative reporter, Jonathan Carlson joined CBS46 as Chief Investigative Reporter in October 2017. He comes from WXYZ, the iconic ABC affiliate in Detroit, where he was part of the nationally recognized investigative team.
Carlson is known for his aggressive reporting style, often breaking stories, landing exclusives, and holding the powerful accountable.
Since coming to Atlanta, Carlson successfully launched the station's primary investigative franchise, "The Bulldog", built around his brand of advocacy reporting. He has since broken countless investigative stories of local and national importance, which have led to major reforms.
Carlson has also worked at WNCN in Raleigh, WSPA in Spartanburg, SC, KTXL in Sacramento, WBBH in Fort Myers, FL and WOKR in Rochester, NY.
Before entering TV News, Jonathan spent a number of years as a print reporter. He began his journalism career at the young age of 16, reporting for his hometown newspaper, and then moving to larger city dailies.
A New York native, Carlson is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.
Carlson is married and has a dog, a Boston Terrier.