James Groh joined TMJ4 News as a multimedia journalist in May 2019.
He was named the Wisconsin Broadcaster Association's (WBA) Young Professional of the Year in 2022. James has won four WBA awards for his My Block series. He was also a member of the team that won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for the best digital platform in 2022 and 2023. James was part of the team that won a WBA award for the best digital/social operation of the year in 2022.
Before coming to Milwaukee, he worked as a general assignment reporter in Buffalo. Now, James focuses on telling positive, inspiring, different, fun, weird, and engaging stories that you won't find in a typical newscast.
James is from the San Francisco Bay Area. He went to Chico State before transferring to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.
When he isn't reporting you can find him at the Uihlein Soccer Park, snowboarding, or hiking. James plays guitar and piano and has even released multiple albums and EPs.
Some of his favorite restaurants in the area include: Taquería El Cabrito, La Masa, MoMoMee, El Tlaxcalteca Restaurant, Lakefront Brewery, Bluestar Cafe, and The Diplomat.
One of James's favorite parts of journalism is that he can see something new every day and interact with amazing people. If you think you have a story idea, please contact him on Facebook or Twitter. You can also email him at James.firstname.lastname@example.org.