C.J. LeMaster became WLBT’s Chief Investigative Reporter in April of 2016.
Since then, he’s exposed problems with the Capital City’s parking meters and millions of tax dollars meant for infrastructure repairs, as well as issues with Mississippi’s public records laws.
Before coming to Jackson as a reporter and weekend anchor in December 2013, C.J. worked at WTVA/WLOV in Tupelo, Mississippi, for nearly a decade in several roles, some of that while pursuing a broadcast journalism degree from Mississippi State.
After graduation, he got hired as a reporter there and then went on to anchor some of the station’s top-rated newscasts.
C.J. was raised in Booneville, where he began his journalism career at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He worked in both print and television during his time in college.
Over the years, C.J. has received more than a dozen Mississippi Associated Press awards ranging from photography to public affairs reporting and achievement. His audio production work was also recognized with a 2004 Emmy nomination for WLOV’s Friday night sports show.
In addition, several of C.J.’s stories warranted national coverage: among them, the shooting investigation at Delta State University, the historic April 2011 tornado outbreak and a 2013 ricin investigation that implicated a Mississippi man in a plot to poison President Barack Obama.
When he’s not working, C.J. enjoys finding new restaurants in central Mississippi and exploring the area with a camera to support his photography habit.
If you have something you want C.J. to investigate, here's how you can contact him:
IF YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA CONTACT WLBT/WDBD AT (601) 960-4426 OR EMAIL US AT News@WLBT.COM.
715 South Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39201