WUSA9's Russ Ptacek, D.C.'s "Most Excitable Local Newsman" Featured In Washington City Paper

9:21 AM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
Washington DC Investigative Reporter Russ Ptacek
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- "Racist cabbies! Killer fridges! Rats! Meet Russ Ptacek, D.C.'s most excitable local newsman."

That's part of the headline of Will Sommer's Washington City Paper feature story on WUSA9's own Russ Ptacek.

The story chronicles Ptacek's biggest stories like investigations into potentially racist D.C. cabbies and restaurants with food violations, his background, and more.

"Using Department of Health inspection records, Ptacek hits several restaurants and grocery stores a week to confront managers about violations," The article reads. "In these segments, Ptacek is notably class-blind, shaming both pricey restaurants that have been shut down for their incongruously unhygienic conditions as well as divier shops where the filth is less surprising. In one memorable segment, he shames the barely comprehending manager of a dingy takeout for having an empty bottle of liquor on the counter. He tweets the worst offenders along the way."

Click here to read the full feature on Washington City Paper online and make sure to watch WUSA9 for Ptacek's next report.

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