About James Corrigan

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James Corrigan is an award-winning news and sports reporter and broadcaster originally from Edison, NJ. He is a graduate of Fordham University as a political science major, and of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he received his master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

 

While attending Fordham University, James won the National Student Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in audio reporting while with WFUV. He also served as play-by-play announcer for Fordham Rams football and basketball on WFUV, and won the NY State Broadcasters Association award for Outstanding Sports Coverage. He was also the voice of Saint Peter's University athletics on ESPN online platforms. 

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At Syracuse University, James has won numerous awards in TV and radio reporting, and has furthered his skills in both news and sports. He won his second National Student Edward R. Murrow award in audio hard news, along with the SPJ Region 1 Mark of Excellence award for Radio News Reporting while with WAER, and was nominated for SPJ MOE awards in both the Radio Feature a Radio In-Depth Reporting categories. He also won the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Award of Excellence for Radio Features, and placed second for TV Hard News Reporting with the school's NCC News outlet. He is also nominated for three Syracuse Press Club awards in 2021.

In addition to his radio work, James covered news and sports at the campus TV station CitrusTV. He served as the station's beat reporter for the SU women's basketball team, and anchored sports for the station's newscast "Live at 6." In addition, he anchored the station's daily news update "NOW."

James accepted a multimedia journalist position with WKTV in Utica, NY in December of 2020, and has brought hard news stories, features, breaking news and more to the Mohawk Valley region in the market's number one station ever since. James hopes to further his multifaceted broadcasting career as his education at Newhouse comes to a close.

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