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Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Finley’

Brian Williams Accepts Invite to Speak at Hillwood High School on WSMV

In a live interview with Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV Monday, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams accepted an invitation from students at Hillwood High School to speak at their graduation next month.

Inspired by Williams’ commencement address at Elon University last year, the Hillwood High School students created a video inviting the NBC anchor to speak at their graduation. The station hosted a viewing party for students at its Nashville headquarters during Williams’ interview with Jeremy Finley and Jennifer Johnson.

“I wanted to come on and talk to you because their invitation deserved a proper answer, and I wanted to do the right thing,” Williams said. “I feel so apologetic, especially with the students sitting there, apologetic mostly because it’s taken me so long to say: we’re doing this. I’ll be there. It’s on.” Watch:

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Local Stations Get Noticed for Investigative Reporting

TVNewsCheck’s Diana Marszalek shined a light on some local stations for stories, to paraphrase her headline, that uncover the scary, the dangerous and the nasty.

Marszalek’s post pointed out Jeremy Finley, a reporter for Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV, for his story on possible security breaches at the Nashville airport and Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR for its story about Indiana inmates taking advantage of prison policies allowing them early release.  The article also highlights Birmingham, AL, CBS affiliate WIAT (pictured) for its report on the effect industrial pollution is having on a North Birmingham low-income neighborhood and WJBK, the FOX O&O in Detroit for revealing the practice of recycling used mattresses, then selling them as custom made.

“I think local news has a bad rap among purists,” Marszalek told TVSpy.  “But how can you not be impressed with an effort like WIAT’s in Birmingham? That project is huge for a news department of its size. And then there are stories like the one Jeremy Finley did on Nashville Airport employees bypassing screening, which really exposes a national issue. We all have to partially undress to get through security and thousands of people swipe a badge? That’s crazy stuff.”

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WSMV Investigation Leads to Arrest, Discovery of Runaway Girls

A recent investigation by Nashville NBC-affiliate WSMV has resulted in an arrest and the discovery of two runaway girls.

During a series of ongoing reports on Ashley King, a man who was living in a foreclosed home and clashing with the neighbors, the WSMV crew noticed two teenage girls at the house. After the report aired, investigative reporter Jeremy Finley received a call from a woman who identified one of the girls as her runaway teenage cousin.

Finley relayed the information to police, who tracked down King over the course of several days and discovered that he was harboring the two runaway girls in the house. King was arrested.

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In Nashville, DA Launches Investigation Following WSMV Report on Court Official

“What the Channel 4 I-Team exposed raises questions that deserve answers,” reported WSMV‘s Jeremy Finley last week, paraphrasing the response of Davidson County District Attorney Torry Johnson to the NBC-affiliate’s investigation into whether a criminal court clerk had been working “part-time” in a full-time, elected position.

In a recent interview with Finley, Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence admitted to working only three days a week even though taxpayers pay him a full-time salary.

After WSMV aired the interview, the district attorney called a press conference announcing that his office is launching its own investigation into Torrence’s job performance that will “supplement what was done by Channel 4.” Read more