Jim is proud to call WNEP home after joining the team in November 2010 as a reporter covering the always exciting Luzerne County beat.
Jim is a native of Belmar, New Jersey but has already made a mark in the Poconos as a seasoned reporter. Jim began his newscasting career at Blue Ridge Communications News13 in 2007 first as its Carbon County reporter, then as its Monroe County reporter. Jim also dabbled in weather anchoring before making the jump to Newswatch 16.
Jim is a graduate of Villanova University (GO WILDCATS!) where he majored in communications and experimented in comedy talk radio.
Jim’s second passion is dirt track modified and sprint car racing. Since 1998, he has been the official track videographer at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. He has also filmed and announced at speedways as far away as Florida and Vermont and even Quebec, Canada.
In 2011, Jim became the voice of the Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, calling the play-by-play action every Friday night on the microphone.
When not reporting live or getting a rooster tail of mud thrown at him from a 450hp dirt modified, Jim can be found riding the waves at the Jersey Shore, belting out karaoke at the local pub while sipping a lager, and chasing tornadoes and hailstorms on the back roads of NEPA.
Jim is a trained storm spotter for the National Weather Service, and is always on the look out for a good chase.
Jim also enjoys skiing, working out, driving to Florida for February Speedweeks, and listening to his two favorite “buddies” on Sirius XM radio.