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Jeremy Finley
Chief Investigative Reporter
Public Affairs Reporting

Jeremy Finley (Class of 1996) is the chief investigative reporter for WSMV4 in Nashville. He specializes in investigations into political corruption, criminal activity and waste of taxpayer money. His investigations have resulted in hearings before Congress, multiple criminal charges and prison sentences, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and district attorney investigations, new state laws, the resignation of one of the highest paid elected officials in Nashville, a $1 million payout to the victims of a nationwide company scamming the sick and uninsured, and the discovery of missing girls. Finley is a two-time recipient of the Investigative Reporters and Editors award and won a national Headliner award for investigative reporting. He’s also received 25 Midsouth Emmys and four regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Finley is also an internationally published novelist. His debut novel, "The Darkest Time of Night," was called one of the best books of the summer by People magazine and the New York Post in 2018. His next book, "The Dark Above," received rave reviews from NPR and the Library Journal. (Source: