James Starks

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that James Starks will join the ensemble cast of 13 On Your Side Mornings beginning Monday, November 5.

Starks has covered the World Series, NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft and many other major sporting events as a sports anchor and reporter for KPRC in the Houston, Texas area. Prior to moving to Houston, James covered the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference extensively at WZZM sister station WLTX-TV in Columbia, S.C.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such an amazing team at WZZM, and am even more excited to explore everything Grand Rapids and West Michigan has to offer,” Starks said.

“James will bring a new perspective to this market,” said WZZM President and General Manager, Janet Mason. “The natural rapport between our ensemble cast will bring an exciting and fresh energy to morning television.”

Starks was a former two-sport athlete at Capital University in Columbus, OH and two-time All-American and captain of the football team. He then signed a free agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals before going overseas to continue his career with the Ancona (Italy) Dolphins.

“James is the perfect fit for our team,” said Julie Flynn, WZZM News Director. “His energy and enthusiasm will help brighten West Michigan mornings.”

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