Born and raised in Eden, NY, Jim has been WAMC’s Associate News Director since October 2016. Since 2020, Jim has hosted WAMC's main news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief for three years. Jim is also the producer of the podcast A New York Minute In History. He previously worked as a reporter, producer and anchor at WAER, an NPR member station in Syracuse. He has experience in Top 40 radio and has spent time with NPR member station WBFO and CBS-affiliate WIVB-TV, both in Buffalo.
Jim's stories have won numerous awards from the New York State Associated Press Association, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association and the Syracuse Press Club. He was also a finalist for the 2015 Mirror Awards, handed out by Syracuse University.
A loyal and constantly humbled New York Yankees and Buffalo sports fan, Jim holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism and History from Syracuse University.
Governor Kathy Hochul is directing the state Department of Environmental Conservation to speed up te the regulatory process so NY can reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050
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