Jim Longworth, a veteran broadcaster, author, lecturer, and columnist, is President of Longworth Productions, which specializes in the production of public affairs television programs.
Mr. Longworth, a native of Winston-Salem, and a 1976 graduate of UNCG, began his career as an announcer for WSJS radio, then worked as on-air talent for WFMY-TV in Greensboro, WSOC-TV in Charlotte, and WRIC-TV in Richmond, before starting his own company.
In 2003, Mr. Longworth created Triad Today, the Piedmont's only locally produced public affairs talk show broadcast on commercial television. In addition to hosting and producing Triad Today, he also created and produced UNCG Today, the state's first and only commercially broadcast University-based talk show, and is host of "Connections" for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
Longworth is the author of TV Creators: Conversations With America's Top Producers of Television Drama, Volume One and Volume Two (Syracuse University Press). His columns and articles have appeared in TV Guide, the Winston-Salem Journal, the Greensboro Observer, and YES! Weekly. He also writes for TVParty.com.
Mr. Longworth is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, where he produced and moderated the landmark events, Women in Drama, Women in Prime, A Mother's Day Salute to TV Moms, and A Salute to TV Dads. He serves as a judge for the annual primetime Emmy awards. He is on the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Triad Film Commission, and was on the faculty at UNCG as a visiting lecturer, teaching courses in television and cinema.
Jim Longworth has moderated a number of Congressional debates and live events. In 2005, Longworth received the prestigious Spectrum of Democracy Award from the North Carolina Center for Voter Education, for his extensive coverage of the 2004 elections on Triad Today. He was also recognized by Congress in May of 2005 for his commitment to public service television.
Jim resides in Kernersville with his wife Pam, who is President of Pam Cook Communications in Winston-Salem.
Visit Jim's personal website, JimLongworth.net, to see photos and videos of his celebrity interviews throughout his career of over 30 years.
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