Investigative Journalist Amber Lyon
Amber Lyon is a three-time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist who specializes in the coverage of human rights issues and has reported extensively on child sex trafficking.
In 2010, She investigated the sex trafficking of domestic minors on the online classified site, Craigslist. In a CNN exclusive, Lyon brought her findings to the "Craig" in Craigslist, founder Craig Newmark. Days later, 17 state Attorneys General quoted findings from Lyonís report in a letter to Craigslist demanding the closure of their Adult Services section. Less than a month after the CNN investigation aired, Craigslist shut down their Adult Services section in the U.S. and has since closed the section worldwide.
Lyon was honored with a prestigious Gracie Award for women in media and a nominated as a finalist for a Livingston Award for young journalists. After the shut down of Craigslist's Adult Services Section, Lyon investigated child sex trafficking on Backpage.com and reported for and co-produced a documentary on child sex trafficking entitled "Selling the Girl Next Door". The hour-long documentary gave viewers a raw view into the disturbing world of underage American girls caught up in the violent online sex trade.