Jermont Terry joined WDIV/Local 4 in February 2016. He brings 15 years of reporting experience to the news team.
Prior to moving to Detroit, Jermont worked as an investigative reporter where he led the I-Team unit at WTMJ, which is the Milwaukee NBC affiliate’s investigative team. 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.
In 2015, The Milwaukee Press Club honored Jermont with a first place award for best investigative series. Throughout his career he has been honored with numerous awards including an Associated Press award for Best Enterprise/Investigative Story. Also his work and contributions at WKYT and WXII led to the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award.
Jermont is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Investigative Reporters and Editors. When he’s not working Jermont loves relaxing and taking vacations. The avid music lover enjoys concerts and hanging with his family back in Chicago.
Jermont is always looking to uncover the truth and tell the stories of the people. If you have a story idea you can drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s looking forward to meeting the people of the D and exploring everything this vibrant community has to offer.