Trustee, Southeast Regional Chapter
Jeremy Campbell is an Emmy award-winning storyteller. He leads WXIA’s groundbreaking docu-series unit. With each episode, the team of journalists get closer to uncovering the truth behind a story.
His latest series, “The Triangle,” investigates a dramatic spike in heroin deaths in a neighborhood in Atlanta’s where few expected it. Within a few days of premiering online, it received more than 4 million page views.
To tell a good story, Campbell has traveled everywhere from the coast of California to the South Lawn of the White House to the Nile River in Africa. He was among a small group of journalists selected by NASA to cover the final shuttle landing from the runway. He toured the inside of Atlantis, shooting video from the space shuttle’s cockpit. His career reached a new height when he fell 13,000 feet alongside the U.S. Army’s skydiving team. Things really heated up when he walked through fire to get the story right.
Campbell was on the frontline field reporting during the winter storm that shut down Atlanta in 2014. During the 2011 tornado Super Outbreak he was caught in one of 305 tornadoes, covering the damage with his iPhone after enduring a direct hit.
Campbell’s reporting career began in the winds of change that blew alongside Hurricane Katrina. He was working behind-the-scenes at WGNO in New Orleans when he shot a documentary about life immediately after the storm. Campbell transformed that footage into a series of news reports that led to a Reporter/Anchor position in Lafayette, LA. At KLFY Campbell covered the hurricane recovery effort along the Louisiana coast.
He’s traveled extensively pulling double duty as a reporter and a photographer. While at WTVT Tampa his series, “Stories from Uganda,” was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists with its International Reporting award. He broadcast live from the 2009 Obama Inaugural in Washington D.C. and from both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 2008 and 2012. His stories have appeared on CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and CBS News.
Campbell has won five Emmy awards (Reporter, News-Writing, Photography and back to back Video Journalist honors). At WBMA in Birmingham he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting and was named “Best Reporter” in the state by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. He received similar honors from the Associated Press in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and from the Society of Professional Journalists in Florida.