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Gray Television today announced today “a significant expansion” of its national investigative team called InvestigateTV.
Gray promoted Lee Zurik from director of investigations to vice president of investigations. He oversees the National Investigative Team in addition to anchoring and reporting at WVUE New Orleans. Zurik has been honored with journalism’s top honors including two George Foster Peabody Awards, three Alfred I. duPont Silver Batons and 12 National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Gray promoted executive producer of investigations, Jamie Grey, to managing editor of investigations. She has been with the team since 2018 producing stories, coordinating coverage and leading training events. Prior to joining InvestigateTV, Grey taught as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, and she previously has been a local television reporter in various markets in Iowa, Idaho and Missouri.
Gray promoted Greg Phillips from news director at WMC Memphis to executive producer of investigations. In this position, he returns to his investigative background, which includes eight years as assistant news director/special projects director with the investigative team at WVUE.
Gray has hired Daniela Molina as investigative producer. She is a recent graduate of the Arnolt Center for Journalism at Indiana University. This past year, she worked with InvestigateTV on its “Bridging The Great Health Divide” initiative.
Gray said it intends to add an additional reporter and a photographer to the national investigative team early next year to build upon InvestigateTV’s successful reporting efforts in 2021. This year, the team uncovered a lack of government oversight and transparency