Nick James joined the KGET news team in September 2016, moving from San Diego where he worked as a story producer and editor for the NBC affiliate. He also worked for KUSI as a sports producer and web reporter. He worked both jobs while substitute teaching in the San Diego Unified School District two years.
Before San Diego, he worked in Lubbock, Texas covering Texas Tech, Lubbock Christian University and high school sports in West Texas.
Nick was also in East Texas in May 2009 to May 2011 as Sports Director. He also worked in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Roswell, N.M.
He also worked at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. as a production assistant after graduating from college.
A graduate of California State University San Marcos in San Diego, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in communication and is a graduate of Chula Vista High School.
Nick played basketball in high school and then played baseball and football in college at Mid-America Nazarene University his junior year in Olathe, Kansas.
Nick realized that an education was much more important and went back to San Diego to CSU San Marcos to concentrate on school.
Nick is an avid sports fan and loves to play basketball, flag football, softball, baseball, golf and just about anything that involves a ball and exercise at the same time.
Nick is the son of Andre and Shien-Tze James. He is an only child.
Nick has won several broadcasting awards for his work in New Mexico and also mentors kids interested in sports broadcasting. He reads to students all across Kern County in his spare time and enjoys spending time answering questions and talking with them.