About Jim Heath
Jim Heath is an award-winning television news anchor, correspondent, and political analyst.
Over the last two decades he has logged thousands of hours covering campaigns and state government from Arizona to South Carolina to Ohio.
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 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Yuma, Arizona.
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. 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.
Jim is also a best selling author. Mylo the Panda is Jim’s first children’s book, written to address the “negative and angry tone” in America. His earlier book, 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.
Prior to television, and before registering as an Independent, Jim spent a decade working in the political arena. He 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.
No stranger to social media, Jim has maintained 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.
Jim brings his extensive background in both journalism and elections to this website, which he publishes for people tired of all the partisan and inaccurate news stories online. JimHeath.TV is the “home of fact news” because every story posted is from credentialed and accredited news organizations who are covering our government and politicians.
“A political reporter’s job is to challenge an elected official, make them explain policy decisions, hold them accountable for mistakes, and explore what it is, exactly, they want to do for the future. None of that is bias. It’s journalism. And both sides complain regularly about it.” –Jim Heath, Front Row Seat at the Circus
Professionally, Jim is a recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. He is also a two-time Emmy award winner for his political reporting.