Who Is Angenette Levy? The 'Making A Murderer' Reporter Has An Impressive Career
It's hard to believe that Netflix's docuseries Making a Murderer has been streaming for less than a month, because it's already received such a massive amount of attention. Its main subjects, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, are now basically household names — and let's not even get started on the outpouring of love for Avery's defense attorneys, Dean Strang and Jerome Buting. Bu they aren't the only people who have received unexpected attention because of the series; many viewers were also impressed by reporter Angenette Levy from Making a Murderer, thanks to the tough questions she posed to both the defense attorneys and the prosecutors during press conferences.
Although she has relocated to Ohio since the Avery trial, it probably won't surprise anyone that Levy remains a tenacious and successful reporter. According to Levy's LinkedIn profile, she joined Green Bay's WFRV-TV Channel 5 team as a General Assignment Reporter in December 2004, after a two-year stint as an Associate Producer WKRC-TV. At the time of Avery's 2007 trial, Levy had only been a reporter for a handful of years — but she was already a pro.
Levy relocated to Cincinnati in 2010, and she's worked as a General Assignment Reporter at WKRC-TV ever since. She's reported on a variety of stories, but perhaps most notably, she helped rescue a missing child while she was covering the Amber Alert story.
Since Making a Murderer's premiere, Levy has been inundated with questions from viewers on Twitter. She responds with factual information and clarifications, but has repeatedly emphasized that, as a reporter, it's her job to remain impartial and she won't state her opinion regarding Avery's guilt or innocence.
And although Levy hasn't stated her opinion on Dassey's role (or lack thereof) in Teresa Halbach's murder, she has expressed more than once that his situation saddens her.
She has also made clear that it was important to her to respect the privacy of Avery's parents during the trial, which is yet another reason that she's an admirable reporter.
Aside from corresponding with viewers on social media, Levy was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone about the case, Making a Murderer, and her overnight "Internet fame." Although she declined to state her opinion on the outcome of the trial, Levy did express surprise that filmmakers left out certain elements of the state's case — in particular, the fact that Avery specifically requested Halbach on the day of her disappearance. said Levy,
There was testimony to that effect during the trial, that he had specifically requested her, and that she had been there many times before, photographing the vehicles. I don't want to go back and forth about whether or not it was fair. I feel like that's best left to the attorneys. There were certainly some things that I didn't see in there that were presented during the trial. But it was a six-week trial. There was a lot that went on during that trial.
Levy also reiterated that "[Dassey's] case in particular has always saddened me" and noted that the most tragic part of the case was that "the Halbach family was only left with bone fragments to bury from their daughter." And as for her Internet fame and being recognized while she's out on assignment at her current job? Levy is taking it with a grain of salt and certainly hasn't let it get to her head, saying, "[I]t's been kind of strange. I mean, it's been kind of interesting, but it will fade."
Yet while Levy may indeed fade from the national spotlight once viewers move on to the next true crime phenomena, she undoubtedly has many more career successes in her future. Image: Netflix