James Starks is an achiever and winner currently co-anchoring the morning news on WZZM, Grand Rapids Michigan. He combines his news judgement, charm and terrific sense of social media with an infectious style, winning friends and loyal viewers. James joined the morning news team with WZZM in October, 2018.
James became a sports anchor and reporter at KPRC, Houston in the summer of 2014. He began his professional broadcast career at WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina following his 2011 graduation from Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication where he earned his Master of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism Reporting.
At Capital University, Columbus, Ohio he received his undergrad degree and distinguished himself as a two-time All-American. He signed a free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008. After an unfortunate injury, James played in the Arena Football League before signing with the Ancona (Italy) Dolphins.
6 + years
MASTERS OF ARTS | MAY 2011 | KENT STATE UNIVERSITY | KENT OHIO
Major: Journalism/Mass communication · Focus: Reporting-Broadcast
BACHELOR OF ARTS | MAY 2008 | CAPITAL UNIVERSITY | COLUMBUS OHIO