The Nerve is an investigative news site that focuses on government waste, lack of transparency, conflicts of interest and abuse of power in South Carolina. It was founded in 2010 by the South Carolina Policy Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that promotes the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty and responsibility.
News Editor – Rick Brundrett
Rick helped launch The Nerve on Jan. 11, 2010, after spending nearly a dozen years covering South Carolina’s court system for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. He also has worked as an investigative reporter for The Greenville News in Greenville, S.C., and as the projects editor for The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette newspapers near Hilton Head Island, S.C. In addition, he was a longtime S.C. consultant for the former Court TV cable television program. Rick is a summa cum laude graduate of Central Michigan University and spent the first dozen years of his career working mainly as a police reporter for The Herald-Palladium newspaper in St. Joseph Township, Mich., where he grew up.
Rick has won numerous reporting and writing awards over the years in Michigan and South Carolina, including while with The Nerve. If you have a news tip, feel free to contact him at 803-394-8273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.