Jermont Terry joined the TODAY'S TMJ4 team in January 2011. He currently leads the TMJ4 I-Team as the investigative reporter. Prior to returning to the Midwest, Jermont spent time working at WXII, the NBC affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. He also spent four years working as an investigative reporter at WKYT, the CBS affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky. Jermont also worked as a producer and reporter at WLFI, the CBS affiliate in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Jermont started his journalism career on the AM/FM dials in his home state of Illinois while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Chicago native graduated with a bachelors of science in broadcast journalism from the College of Communications at the University of Illinois.
During his news career Jermont has been honored with a number of awards, including an Associated Press award for Best Enterprise/Investigative Story. His reporting during the deadly Comair Flight 5191 crash in Lexington in 2006 led to an Edward R. Murrow award. His work at WXII-TV contributed to another Edward R. Murrow in 2009. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association honored Jermont for his series entitled "DPW On the Clock". The investigation exposed how Milwaukee City workers were spending hours at home instead on the clock. The Milwaukee Press Club also awarded Jermont with Best Investigative Report/Series for the "DPW On the Clock" series in 2014.
Jermont is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). When he's not working Jermont loves relaxing and taking vacations. The avid music lover enjoys concerts and hanging out with his family back in Chicago. Jermont is always looking for good story. If there's something you think he should investigate drop him an email or call the I-Team tip line at 414-967-5556.