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Store Owner at the Center of WUSA Investigation Found Guilty of Selling Alcohol to Minors

Richard Kim, the owner of Town Square Market in Washington, DC, was found guilty yesterday of selling alcohol to a minor (video above). The store has been a focal point of an investigation by CBS-affiliate WUSA since December.

WUSA reporter Andrea McCarren began investigating Town Square Market earlier this year as part of a series on underage drinking. The series sparked outrage and discussion amongst WUSA viewers, and McCarren took a week off from reporting the story in February because of calls for “revenge and retaliation” against her family. Watch her original report on Town Square Market inside… Read more

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WUSA’s Andrea McCarren on Teen Drinking Backlash: ‘I Have Never Seen Anything Like This’

WUSA reporter Andrea McCarren was interviewed today on “CBS This Morning” about the angry viewer backlash to her series of reports on underage drinking (video above).

“There were calls for revenge and retaliation against my family,” McCarren told “This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose. “I’m now in about my 27th year as a reporter and I have never seen anything like this.” Read more

WUSA’s Andrea McCarren Stops Fronting Underage Drinking Reports After Viewer Threats

WUSA reporter Andrea McCarren has removed herself from an ongoing series of reports about underage drinking after an angry viewer backlash included threatening comments to her and her children, the Washington Post reports.

McCarren filed two reports on the subject earlier this month — one about a liquor store selling to minors, and the other about a party in Bethesda where more than 30 teenagers were cited for underage drinking.

In the immediate aftermath of the reports, WUSA was flooded with angry comments, according to the Post. One viewer suggested that McCarren was “the MOST hated woman in the D.C. area” and said she had “ruined weekends for all kids underage.” Read more