In this special interview for the Collingswood Book Festival, SBN news director Steve Lubetkin chats with 6ABC crime reporter Annie McCormick, whose debut book, The Doctor, The Hit Man, and the Motorcycle Gang, details the investigation into the murder of April Kauffman, allegedly arranged by her husband, Dr. James Kauffman.
The book traces how the murdered woman’s daughter became suspicious of her stepfather’s involvement in the death, and the years-long investigation that led to his arrest on murder-for-hire charges. Dr. Kauffman committed suicide in jail before standing trial.
You can watch the interview with Annie McCormick in the video player below.
About the Guest
Annie McCormick is an award-winning journalist based in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2012, Annie has worked as a general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate 6ABC Action News. She has extensively covered crime in the Philadelphia region for close to a decade. A New Jersey native, Annie began her career as a photojournalist during an internship in The White House. From there, she launched her career working for multiple newspapers and wire services.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations.
In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, “The CRE News Hour,” a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
You can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.