Marybeth Jacoby

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Marybeth Jacoby is an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and Alfred DuPont award winning News Director responsible for the news product on WVLT and CW Knoxville WBXX.

She is a seasoned journalist with decades of experience working in newsrooms across the country, but her career began in Milwaukee at WISN where she worked with the Action 12 consumer and investigative team. She also produced a nationally syndicated segment called 'Joan Llyod at Work' which dealt with workplace issues. As part of the producing team for a teen talk show, she won her first Emmy for a show on racism.

As she continued in her journalism career, she spent time working on investigative teams in Charlotte and Dallas. Marybeth also worked in news management in Jacksonville and Columbia.

She has been honored with five Emmy Awards and numerous Edward R. Murrow Awards. She is the proud recipient of awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, Wisconsin Associated Press, Dallas Press Club, and Houston Press Club.

While in Lone Star State she also won two Texas Gavel Awards recognizing excellence in journalism through disclosing practices that needed correction to improve the justice system.

A story called ‘DSS: When The System Fails’ examined the tragic death of a four-year-old and exposed serious flaws at the Department of Social Services in South Carolina. The report earned her a National Society of Professional Journalists Award and the Prestigious Alfred DuPont Award. The reporting spanned a two-year period and helped change agency rules and regulations.


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