James McNair

James McNair is a veteran investigative reporter who specializes in business and finance issues. McNair has spent 30 years in journalism, including 12 as a business writer at the Miami Herald, as well as stints at other newspapers in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Tennessee. His reporting has unearthed fraudulent schemes and unethical business practices. He exposed standardized test result discrepancies at a high-profile Cincinnati high school and gave an in-depth look at the aggressive investment practices of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. He also spent seven years as an independent researcher for a hedge fund.


Kentucky Community & Technical College System Releases Details of President Emeritus Deal

January 22, 2015

The school system defines what exactly former leader Michael McCall will do in his year as president emeritus. McCall, one of the highest-paid community college administrators in the country, received a generous package upon his retirement from KCTCS. Read Story


KCTCS Trustees to Release Details of Outgoing President Michael McCall’s Emeritus Duties

January 15, 2015

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System trustees meet Friday in Versailles to review the duties of outgoing President Michael McCall. Read Story

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What Might Be In Store for Koch Foundation Money at the University of Louisville

January 8, 2015

University of Louisville-watchers might want to take a look at what Koch got for his money from his most recent taker, Arizona State University. Read Story


Fax Machines, Snail Mail and Transparency in Kentucky

January 6, 2015

When Kentuckians try to obtain public documents from state agencies, sometimes a technological relic from the 1990s — a fax machine — comes in handy. Most agencies will take requests through their websites or by e-mail. Some, however, bask in … Read Story