One of the largest privately owned television station groups in the country is launching a national investigative unit. B&C reports that Raycom Media launched the unit Tuesday.
It will be led by veteran investigative reporter Lee Zurik from WVUE-TV in New Orleans, a Fox affiliate run by Raycom for Louisiana Media Company.
“The unit will produce investigative reports focusing on the local impact of national issues,” B&C reports. “They will be produced in partnership with Raycom’s local I-teams.”
The report quotes Zurik saying: “We will be taking subjects outside of the ‘beltway of Washington’ mentality of the national news networks and answering the viewers’ biggest concern: How does this affect me and my family here in Cleveland, Baton Rouge, Cape Girardeau or Charleston?”
Raycom Media is an employee-owned company that owns or provides services for 63 television stations and two radio stations in 42 markets spanning 20 states.