James Groh joined TMJ4 News as a multimedia journalist in May 2019. If you are reading this, it is likely he reached out to you on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, or Twitter and included this link in a message.
He was named the Wisconsin Broadcaster Association's Young Professional of the Year in 2022. He has won three Wisconsin Broadcaster Association awards for his My Block series since 2019. He was also a member of the team that won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for best digital platform in 2022. He was part of the team that won a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for the best digital/social operation of year in 2022.
Before coming to Milwaukee, he worked in Buffalo as a general assignment reporter. Now, James focuses on creating fun, different, positive, impactful, and engaging stories that you won't find in a typical newscast.
James is from the San Francisco Bay Area but is very familiar with Milwaukee. His dad grew up in Elm Grove, and before moving here he visited his relatives that live in Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and St. Francis.
He graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.
James is an avid “board sports” fan. He likes to paddle, wake, skate, and snowboard. He used to do improv at Comedy Sportz (I haven't done it for a year or so but you should still come see a show... it’s hilarious). He also taught himself guitar and piano. In fact, he has released multiple albums.
One of the best parts of journalism for James is that he can see something new everyday and interacts with amazing people. If you think you have a story idea, please reach out to him on Facebook or Twitter. You can also email him at James.firstname.lastname@example.org.