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.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey publicly confirmed Thursday that the university is in talks to receive a large monetary gift -- said to be $6 million -- from Papa John’s International CEO John Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation. Read Story
Declines in state appropriations and negative financial trends have made American universities rely more on alumni and wealthy benefactors for cash… Read Story
As Michael McCall winds down his 16-year career as president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, he will leave behind an operation… Read Story
Just as the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting learned eight months ago, a Louisville high school teacher has been told that financial details… Read Story
On Thursday the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the state community college system had announced a “preferred candidate,” Jay Box, in its search… Read Story