Crime is so commonplace that it takes something particularly shocking to be labelled the “crime of the century.”
Even so, there are a lot of cases that have earned the distinction. In each episode of CRIMES OF THE CENTURIES, award-winning journalist Amber Hunt will examine a case that’s lesser known today but was huge when it happened. The cases explored span the centuries, and each left a mark: Some made history by changing laws. Others were so shocking they changed society.
Meet Amber Hunt
Amber Hunt is part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she works as reporter and host of the podcast “Accused,” anaward-winning true crime serial. Each season, Accused adopts a cold case to reinvestigate, finding and exploring investigative paths that original detectives failed to pursue, for one reason or another. Accused has been featured in O magazine, The Daily Beast, Wired magazine, and on RollingStone.com, among others. It also was named one of the top podcasts of 2016 by Esquire, iTunes and Mental Floss. Amber’s written six books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Kennedy Wives,” and is a past Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where her studies focused on forensics and juvenile justice. She is a past recipient of the Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting and has taught multimedia journalism at the University of Cincinnati. Amber has also appeared on multiple crime-focused TV Shows, including NBC’s Dateline and A&E’s Crime Stories. She lives in Ohio with her artist husband and too-smart-for-his-own-good first grader.