Gilman Halsted is the Criminal Justice reporter in Madison. He covers the courts and the prison system also writes and produces general assignment stories for the daily state newscasts.
Gilman began his career in journalism late in life. He spent ten years as a social worker and then English teacher in Bangladesh, Washington DC, India and Wisconsin before landing his first job as a Public Radio reporter in Kenosha in 1988. He worked for three years as the news director at a Community College Station in Panama City, Florida, then for six years as a Wisconsin Public Radio regional bureau reporter in Wausau. He has been working in Madison since the summer of 2000.