11Alive investigative reporter Jeremy Campbell takes news director job in Knoxville

Originally posted Thursday, October 17, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

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.”

-  "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."