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Meet Jim Heath

Jim Heath is an award-winning television news anchor, correspondent, author, and political analyst.

Over the last two decades he has logged thousands of hours covering the top stories from Arizona to South Carolina to Ohio.

Jim has written and produced five extensive documentaries on elections ’84, ’88, ’92, ’96 and ’08. Each can be found on the Jim Heath Channel on YouTube, which now enjoys nearly 60,000 subscribers.

Jim is also a best selling author. Front Row Seat at the Circus: One Journalist’s Journey through two Presidential Elections, is a behind-the-scenes look at Jim’s coverage of both the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Covering Mitt, is a personal reflection of the interviews he conducted with Mitt Romney during his 2008 and 2012 campaigns for the presidency.

Mylo the Panda is Jim’s first children’s book, written to address the “negative and angry tone” in America.

No stranger to social media, Jim has maintained his YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts for over a decade. GQ Magazine named him to its Top 5 political Twitter “Power List,” while The Washington Post placed Jim on its “Best Super Tuesday Twitter List” for his coverage of presidential politics.

Previously, Jim was the Political Correspondent and Analyst for WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio. He was also the moderator of the weekly political program Capitol Square, aired each Sunday on WBNS and the Ohio News Network. He has been a main news anchor at WPDE in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and KYMA in the border city of Yuma, Arizona.

Prior to television, when he became a registered Independent, Jim served as both a congressional press secretary, and a chief of staff to a state Corporation Commissioner. He also spent years in precinct politics, involved in numerous local and statewide campaigns.

Professionally, Jim is a recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. His reporting has been recognized by both the AP and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. He is also a two-time Emmy Award winner for his political reporting.

A lifelong student of presidential history, Jim’s most famous claim-to-fame is having learned the names of the U.S. presidents before he learned the alphabet.

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