Jim grew up twenty minutes outside Detroit, Michigan or as he calls it ‘the mitten.’ He spent the majority of his upbringing playing ice hockey. In 2002 he hung up the skates when the pursuit for a Division 1 college hockey scholarship ended after one season with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders of the United States Hockey League. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Michigan and moved to Southwest Florida to start a three year career in the financial services sector. He enjoyed the work but had a different calling. In 2010, he was a participant in a nationally aired documentary, REPLAY, about his high school ice hockey days. He credits that experience to make the leap of faith to pursue a larger calling and enter the broadcast journalism world.
Jim started reporting at a local 24-hour cable station in Sarasota, Florida. Two year later, his second stop took him ninety minutes south to Fort Myers, Florida where Jim anchored and was recognized by the Florida Associated Press, Suncoast EMMY and RTDNA for his work as an investigative reporter.
Jim knows everyone has a story and takes great pride in the huge responsibility to tell stories passionately and accurately.
When not working, Jim, his wife (also a news anchor) and newborn daughter (not a news anchor, yet) traveling and enjoying everything Memphis has to offer. Jim holds a private pilot’s license and enjoys reading, playing guitar, turning wood projects on the lathe and adding to his pre 1960’s Coca Cola collection.
Please share your journey with Jim. He promises to put the attention to detail into every aspect of it…as if he were telling his own story.
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