Jim Forsyth began his career working in radio and TV newsrooms across the Midwest after graduating from Indiana University. In 1985 under his leadership as News Director of WWVA in Wheeling West Virginia, Jim and his four person newsroom won the top Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence from the Radio Television News Directors Association (now the Radio Television Digital News Association), still the smallest staff newsroom ever to win that nationwide honor.

In 1987 Jim packed up and headed south to begin his tenure with NewsRadio 1200 WOAI as News Director.

Over the course of the last 30 years in San Antonio Forsyth has been covered most of the major events and stories that have shaped the state.

  • Jim spent 51 days living in a Ford Bronco outside the Branch Davidian compound outside of Waco in 1993
  • Forsyth was in the air reporting from a helicopter as ten children were being washed away by a horrible flood on the Guadalupe River in 1987
  • He has splashed through the swamps of East Texas after the Shuttle Columbia went down in 2003.
  • Immigration has been a topic Jim has covered over the years including speaking one-on-one with immigrants after they illegally entered the US from Mexico
  • He even got a 'George W. Bush nickname' from the former Governor and President ('Cardinal').
  • Jim covered high profile dignitaries visiting San Antonio including Pope John Paul II (twice), as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
  • Countless interviews over the years include Presidents of the United States from Ronald Reagan through Donald Trump.

Jim has also written for various magazines, is a former correspondent for United Press International and a current reporter for the Reuters News Service.

As the digital era rolled around Jim became and still is one of largest content contributors for the iHeartMedia Digital news network and has content regularly featured on websites across the network, regardless of format.

His news stories have also been heard around the country on CBS, Fox News Radio, the Texas State News Network and ABC radio along with guest appearances on the Fox News Channel and CNN.

Perhaps one of Jim’s biggest accomplishments is co-founding San Antonio's Communications Arts High School, a public magnet high school in the Northside ISD.

Email

jimforsyth@iheartmedia.com

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