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Investigation Discovery’s Fourth Annual Idcon Delivered News and Surprises to Sold-Out Crowd

— Special Guest Appearances and Announcements from Paula Zahn, Tamron Hall and Lt. Joe Kenda Left Fans In Awe —

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Devoted ID Addicts journeyed to Center 415 in New York City to be immersed in a day of true crime fandom created just for them.  Before taking the stage at the fourth annual IDCON, ON THE CASE’s Paula Zahn and emcee Tony Harris surprised fans by greeting them in the lobby to kick off the star-studded event. After Zahn delivered welcome remarks, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America’s Henry Schleiff took the stage to present IDCON’s largest donation yet to the Silver Shield Foundation, an organization providing educational support for the families of fallen New York police officers and firefighters. Accepting for Silver Shield was their COO, K.C. Fuchs, as well as supporter and beneficiary of the organization, Lisa Tuozzolo, who is the wife of an NYPD sergeant who was killed in a Bronx shooting in 2016.

Emmy Award-winning journalist and ID host Tony Harris emceed the event, leading fans throughout the days panels and activations. Even new mom Tamron Hall couldn’t stay away from her ID family, and came out for a surprise guest appearance in advance of her new season of DEADLINE: CRIME coming this fall.

Tamron Hall shares her surprise IDCON appearance with fans!

The panels kicked off with John and Callahan Walsh discussing their series, IN PURSUIT, followed by a panel with different perspectives on the justice system featuring Sheriff Garry McFadden (HOMICIDE CITY: CHARLOTTE), prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi (TRUE CONVICTION) and criminal defense attorney, Fatima Silva (REASONABLE DOUBT). The afternoon panel hosted a conversation around dangerous minds, featuring detective Chris Anderson (REASONABLE DOUBT), FBI profiler Candice DeLong (DEADLY WOMEN), detective Rod Demery (MURDER CHOSE ME), and detective Derrick Levasseur (BREAKING HOMICIDE).

Closing out the day, Lt. Joe Kenda brought down the house when he delivered the news to his fans that the upcoming season of HOMICIDE HUNTER would be his last. SVP of production Sara Kozak reassured the audience that there will be a new chapter for Kenda on ID, so fans can stay tuned!

Kenda’s next chapter:

In addition to the panels, throughout the day fans were treated to photos with their favorite ID talent, activations designed for super-sleuths, sneak peeks of upcoming ID programming for PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES: CULTS and ID MURDER MYSTERY: REBECCA ZAHAU, and an empowering self-defense stage demo provided by the Center for Antiviolence Education (CAE).

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” the always revealing network challenges our understanding of culture, society and the human condition. The #1 network for women in all of cable, ID’s programming is also available anytime and anywhere through the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGO. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains.

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