Emmy-winning 11Alive investigative reporter Jeremy Campbell is leaving the station after six years to take a news director job at the NBC affiliate in Knoxville.
“One journalist can make a difference. A team of journalists can change the world. I’m thrilled to begin a new chapter in my career, joining the team at WBIR Channel 10 in Knoxville as News Director!” Campbell wrote on social media Wednesday. “This is a special station known for coverage ‘Straight from the Heart’ and I couldn't be more thrilled to get to work on October 28.”
Campbell is well respected and well liked in the 11Alive newsroom. He helped create the investigative unit “Atticus.” Four of his investigative pieces were:
- "Mothers Matter," which highlighted the increase in deaths among black moms from childbirth in America.
- "Charlie Foxtrot" exposes the trauma of war as soldiers once driven to the brink of suicide open up emotionally and share videos, photos and memories from the war zone.
- "Selling Girls" exposed the inner workings of America's sex trafficking industry.
- "The Triangle" exposed a dramatic spike in heroin-related deaths in Atlanta's wealthy suburbs.
His colleague Brendan Keefe said Campbell "is one of the most innovative storytellers in our craft. He is precisely the kind of leader we need at the helm of our newsrooms as we strive to tell more compelling stories on multiple platforms. It's about a standard of excellence. Jeremy's absence will be felt at 11Alive, but we are excited to witness the innovative ideas he will deliver to an already outstanding newsroom in Knoxville."
Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution including TV, radio, film, comedy and all things in between. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years. He loves tennis, pop culture & seeing live events.