Here are the key players behind the 'NewsChannel 5 Investigates' team:
Phil Williams, Chief Investigative Reporter "If the press calls, call your PR person. If Phil Williams calls, call your lawyer because you're in trouble." That's a how a prominent Nashville political strategist describes the impact of NewsChannel 5's chief investigative reporter. Business Tennessee magazine has previously listed Phil among its "Power 100" of Tennessee's most powerful people.
Jennifer Kraus, Consumer Investigator Jennifer Kraus is a NewsChannel 5's investigative reporter and weekend morning anchor. Her focus now is on consumer-related investigations. As part of NewsChannel 5's investigative team, she has exposed unscrupulous business practices at Bill Heard Chevrolet, neglect at the Tennessee State Veterans' Home, and loopholes in the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.
Ben Hall - Investigative Reporter Ben Hall knew at a young age he wanted to be a reporter. By his sophmore year in college Ben was interning at the CBS News Bureau in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked as a page for CBS News Legend Eric Sevareid. Ben went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska Journalism School and was named the university's outstanding broadcast news graduate.
In addition, three other people are vital behind-the-scenes members of the "NewsChannel 5 Investigates" team.
Bryan Staples, Photojournalist Bryan Staples is an award-winning photojournalist and investigative producer. Bryan has received broadcasting's highest honors -- the George Foster Peabody Award and the Columbia-duPont Award -- as well as many other awards for his incredible photojournalism. E-mail Bryan.
Iain Montgomery, Photojournalist Iain Montgomery is also a talented, award-winning photojournalist. He's the newest member of the NewsChannel 5 Investigates team. He also was director of photography on the "Sons of Lwala" documentary. Email Iain.
Kevin Wisniewski, Producer Kevin Wisniewski is the team's award-winning producer. He joined the unit in April 2006. A tenacious researcher, Kevin is often the first point of contact for viewers who write or call with tips. He may not be seen on TV, but his hard work is certainly seen in the final product. E-mail Kevin.