Jim Longworth

Jim LongworthJim 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 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.

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, and TVParty.com. His award-winning column “Longworth at Large” appears in the Kernersville News and in YES! Weekly each week.

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, TV Crimefighters, A Mother’s Day Salute to TV Moms, and A Salute to TV Dads. He has served 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. In 2018, Longworth was named to the UNCG National Alumni Board

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.com, to see photos and videos of his celebrity interviews throughout his 50-year career.

To contact Jim, please go to our contact page.


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