Jim Watkins is an American anchor and journalist. In 2014 Watkins joined News 8 WTNH-TV in New Haven Connecticut where he was until recently a news caster. On August 19, 2015 Watkins left WTNH News 8.
Watkins was previously employed by WPIX-TV from October 26, 1998 to October 9, 2011 where he was the weeknight anchor for PIX11 News at Ten for 11 years. . During Watkins’ career as a New York City news anchor he also worked for WNBC-TV (weekends) and alongside WPIX’s Kaity Tong for 14 years. While working at WPIX, Watkins received three Emmy awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Excellence.
Watkins was Tribune Broadcasting’s lead anchor during the 9/11 live television coverage consecutively for 5 days. In 2014, his recollections of the tragedy, starting with the day before the World Trade Center attack, were featured in the NatGeo documentary “9/10: The Final Hours.”
Watkins’ TV news career also included time at WPHL Philadelphia (anchor), the syndicated FOX Los Angeles “Entertainment Daily Journal” (correspondent), WBZ Boston’s “Evening Magazine” (co-host), and WTVF-TV Nashville (anchor)...
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