James is a producer for the FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast. He has held a variety of producing, reporting, and digital positions at public media outlets such as WBEZ Chicago, Public Radio International, WGBH News, and the newsmagazine Need To Know On PBS. Most recently, James served as a producer with WBEZ’s podcast team, where he was the lead producer for the award-winning podcast 16 Shots, and developed and produced the series South Side Stories, a collaboration with Comedy Central. James has also worked as a researcher on a number of TV, film, and documentary projects, including the feature film Candyman and the HBO series Lovecraft Country (both produced by Monkeypaw Productions). He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago (B.A. Film & Video) and Northwestern University (M.S. Journalism).