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Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken are an award-winning female investigative duo for CNN.

They have exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to the little-known debt collector doing the government’s dirty work. Over the years, their work has prompted legislative action and government investigations. Blake Ellis lives in Denver and is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Melanie Hicken lives in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and New York University.