Gabby Petito Special Report to Air on ID
The tragic disappearance and eventual death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito grabbed headlines across America. Bit by bit, moments from her final days flooded the public’s news feed and her social media was dissected by investigators and public citizens alike. As Gabby’s case gripped the nation, her face was plastered across every newspaper and news program, the distressing 911 call made on her behalf was released, and the disturbing body cam footage of a young woman in peril filled every screen. Now, as the search for her fiance, and person of interest, Brian Laundrie, takes center stage, the country is left to reckon with its fascination with this case and the trial by media that continues to dominate the news cycle.
In a brand new timely event by America’s destination for true-crime content, GABBY PETITO: ID SPECIAL REPORT unleashes John Walsh and ID’s arsenal of experts to discuss the mystery surrounding Gabby’s tragic story. With never-before-heard commentary and perspectives from the most trusted names in true crime, the team will analyze what happened in the field with the police, discuss the harsh reality of domestic violence, and the role of social media in feeding the firestorm. In taking a look into why Gabby’s story commands so much attention when thousands of missing BIPOC cases across the country are neglected and ignored, the special will also work to elevate additional stories of missing people that have not received the justice they deserve. Moderated by Emmy-award winning journalist Sukayana Krishnan, the special will also feature One Love’s CEO Katie Hood who will join as a special guest in an effort to spread awareness about the warning signs of relationship abuse. Produced by Spacestation, in association with Jupiter Entertainment, ID will air this roundtable discussion GABBY PETITO: ID SPECIAL REPORT on Wednesday, October 13 at 9/8c.
“ID is, and always will be, America’s definitive destination for true-crime programming. For more than a decade, we have been the home of the cases you just can’t get enough of, and the Gabby Petito saga is no exception,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content. “GABBY PETITO: ID SPECIAL REPORT will give viewers an in-depth look at the story BEHIND the headlines with exclusive commentary and analysis that only ID’s all-star roster of experts can bring. This story could be the defining case of our generation, and we at ID are doing everything in our power to help find Brian Laundrie and use our platform to bring much needed attention to the many other missing persons cases still left tragically unsolved.”
Sukayana Krishnan will moderate the discussion for GABBY PETITO: ID SPECIAL REPORT, which features experts from various fields in the ID family, such as:
- Victims rights advocate and host of “In Pursuit with John Walsh,” John Walsh
- Former Brooklyn homicide prosecutor and host of ID’s “True Conviction,” Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi
- Host of PeopleTV’s “Reality Check,” expert true crime podcaster and host of an upcoming, unannounced ID podcast,” Daryn Carp
- National crime television producer and reporter, Michelle Sigona
- Staff Writer, Crime at PEOPLE Magazine and contributor on ID’s “People Magazine Investigates,” Elaine Aradillas
- Certified professional coach/mentor for law enforcement and individuals interested in a career in law enforcement with more than 34 years of federal law enforcement experience, Rhonda Glover Reese
GABBY PETITO: ID SPECIAL REPORT is produced for Investigation Discovery by Spacestation, in association with Jupiter Entertainment with Matthew C. Mills, Chris Vivion, and Patrick Reardon as executive producers. Liz Massie is senior executive producer for ID.