James Starks - News

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Current Location  -  WZZM Grand Rapids


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Represented by  -  John Butte



Career Summary

James Starks is an achiever and a winner and he co-anchors the morning news on WZZM, Grand Rapids Michigan. He combines his news judgement, charm, terrific sense of social media with and an infectious style that wins friends and loyal viewers. James joined 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.


Experience

5 + years


Education

MASTERS OF ARTS | MAY 2011 | KENT STATE UNIVERSITY | KENT OHIO

Major: Journalism/Mass communication ยท Focus: Reporting-Broadcast

BACHELOR OF ARTS | MAY 2008 | CAPITAL UNIVERSITY | COLUMBUS OHIO

Major: Radio-Television-Film

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