WSMV-TV has been nominated for a national Emmy Award for its Channel 4 I-Team investigation titled "Corruption and the Clerk," which led to the resignation of Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence.
The I-Team spent months investigating and documenting how Torrence was skipping out on work, despite receiving one of the highest salaries of elected officials in the county, and improperly using city equipment. The I-Team's investigations prompted an investigation by the district attorney and, ultimately, Torrence's resignation.
"We're proud of our commitment to high-quality journalism and investigative reporting," said WSMV News Director Matthew Hilk. "It's an added point of pride when that commitment leads to national recognition."
The nomination, which featured the work of Chief Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley and Photographer/Editor Jason Finley, will be judged in the Outstanding Regional News Story - Investigative Reporting category.
The WSMV investigation is one of four regional winners to receive a national nomination. Other investigations nominated were "Their Crime, Your Dime," KING-TV, Seattle, WA; "Deaths at the State Hospitals," KMGH-TV, Denver; and "Reality Check: Where Are The Jobs?" WTHR-TV, Indianapolis.
"The nomination alone is an honor, and puts the Channel 4 I-Team in a league with some of the best investigative units in some of the largest markets in the country," said Hilk.
In 2011, WSMV-TV received a national Emmy nomination for Outstanding Regional News Story - Spot News for the coverage of the Historic Nashville Floods in May 2010.
WSMV is the only station in Tennessee to receive a national Emmy nomination in 2012.
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