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WIS sends off investigative reporter Jody Barr


WIS-TV sends off one of its investigative reporters to Cincinnati.

Jody Barr has been at WIS-TV since June 2009 and most recently served as the station's lead investigative reporter. While at WIS, he also served as Raycom Media's State House reporter, where he uncovered millions spent on State House security, discovered taxpayer dollars spent for unexplained state plane usage and dug deeper into Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell's campaign dollar expenses.

Barr's reputation as an award-winning investigative reporter led him to be known by many as a bulldog, who did not back down and went after answers for taxpayers in his native state. His strength in watchdog journalism expanded through the years at WIS and has ended with his most recent special reports called SC Missing: I-20 Girl.

Barr graduated in 2005 from the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He is from Hartsville, where he graduated from Hartsville High School. He previously worked as investigative reporter at WBTW News 13 in Myrtle Beach.

Now, Barr will leave WIS-TV and his dedicated viewers in South Carolina for an investigative reporter position at WXIX in Cincinnati, Ohio. His last day at WIS is June 6.

Watch WIS at 5 p.m. today for a look back on Barr's job as investigative reporter.

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