Jerome Collins joined News 12 in July 2013 as the On Your Side Reporter. He began his journalism career with WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss., as an investigative reporter. While in Mississippi, Jerome covered the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. His report on an unscrupulous contractor earned him Best Investigative Reporting by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Jerome’s next stop took him to WLTX-TV in Columbia, S.C. In 2008, Jerome received an Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting for his role in uncovering an illegal cell phone ring within the state’s prison systems. During 2009, he then gained national exposure on CNN Headline News Prime Time and the CBS Morning Show reporting live on the scandal surrounding former Gov. Mark Sanford.
Jerome grew up in New Jersey, where he graduated from Kean University with a journalism degree.
He says he loves the South for its hot weather, great food and pleasant people.
When Jerome is not working, he spends time writing, listening to music and watching sports. His favorite teams are the New York Giants and Mets and the Brooklyn Nets.
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