Thomas Berman has been a producer with ABC News Primetime Live since 1997. Prior to that, he spent nearly seven years producing for CBS News, and several syndicated programs. Before moving to producing full time, he was an on air reporter for local news broadcasts in Miami and several smaller cities. He has won five national and local Emmys as well as numerous other awards. Besides this report, he and Chris Cuomo have teamed up in the past to air stories on a range of subjects including: a health care system that forces parents of of mentally ill children to give up custody to the state in order to get care, and an emerging illness targeting mostly athletes that is often misdiagnosed resulting in serious illness and even deaths.