Jermont Terry joined the CBS 2 team in October 2019. He’s born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. He’s happy to return home to report on his community after 18 years of uncovering stories across the country.

Most recently, Jermont worked as the lead night side reporter at WDIV-TV, the NBC station, in Detroit. While there, Jermont led breaking news coverage and broke the story about a fetal remains left behind in a defunct funeral home. Prior to moving to Detroit, Jermont worked as the chief investigative reporter at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. His career has spanned stations across the east coast and south working as an investigative and general assignment reporter at WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC, WKYT-TV, in Lexington, and WLFI-TV, West Lafayette, IN.

Jermont graduated from the University of Illinois. He earned his Bachelors of Science in broadcast journalism from the College of Communications. Go Illini!

Jermont is an award-winning journalist. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awarded Jermont with the Best Hard News Investigation and Best Live On-Scene Reporting in the state. The Milwaukee Press Club honored Jermont with a first place award for Best Investigative Series.

Throughout his career he has been honored with numerous awards including an Associated Press award for Best Enterprise/Investigative Story. Also his work and contributions at WKYT and WXII led to the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award.

Jermont is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Investigative Reporters and Editors. When he’s not working Jermont loves relaxing and taking vacations.

He’s a proud Chicagoan, who grew up in Beverly and graduated from Morgan Park High School.

Jermont is always looking to uncover the truth and tell the stories of the people.

Latest From Jermont Terry

Violent Crime On CTA Buses, Trains Is At A Six-Year High And Is A Growing ProblemA search continued Friday night for two men who stabbed three CTA riders on the Red Line subway downtown. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, the attack highlights a growing problem with crime on the Chicago Transit Authority.
Dog Recovering After Paws Are Shocked At Diversey And Orchard In Lakeview -- And It's Happened To Other Dogs TooA yellow Labrador retriever was recovering Thursday after his paws were shocked while he was simply walking down the street.
Water Main Break Leaves Streets Flooded And People Trapped At Home In Grand Crossing, And Neighbors Say City Crews Didn't Take Action For HoursWith the freezing temperatures in Chicago lately, a water main break is the last thing anyone wants to hear about. But one happened in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, and it has left a watery mess that has caused frustration and backup.
Investigation Shows 6-Year-Old Damari Perry Died Of Hypothermia, Body Was Burned After He DiedAn autopsy showed that the body of 6-year-old Damari Perry was naked and partially burned upon being found dumped in Gary, Indiana, and the likely cause of his death was hypothermia.
DCFS Had Been In Touch With 6-Year-Old Damari Perry's Family Before He Was Killed; His Mother And Siblings Are Now Charged In His DeathDamari Perry was just 6 years old, and prosecutors said he was punished – forced to take an ice-cold shower by his mother – before his death last week. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, it turns out that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had been in touch with Damari’s family before.