About Broadcast Bulletin
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your interest in our podcast and wanting to learn more about it, about us, and why we chose to do it. It's so gratifying you took the time out of your day to stumble upon us and listen in to all that we have to offer.
Given that you probably some type of interest or connection to journalism, it's only fitting that you have questions for us. Here are the basics.
WHO ARE WE?
Two friends who share a passion of the television news industry. Both of us knew we wanted to be involved in the industry from a young age. You could call us "news junkies". We're both constantly watching news, reading the industry sites, and just have a general desire to keep up with what's going on in the world around us.
WHY START A PODCAST?
We want to showcase the unique industry of TV news, as told through the stories of those who have been there. After all, the people you see, or saw, on TV are professional storytellers, and it's only fitting they share their stories. We think their stories and how they came to be where they're at now, and what they've seen in the newsroom are equally as interesting as the stories they tell on TV.
Additionally, there are so many things news consumers and those already in, or are looking to enter the industry do not know, and this is the perfect way to peel back a layer of something so many of us consume.
We want this show to appeal everyone. Industry veterans, aspiring journalists, news junkies, and even the casual viewer. It is our hope that the insights our guests bring will help you learn things you've never known before.
The opinions of our guests are solely theirs and not of past or present employers.
WHERE CAN I FIND YOU?
Given that the subject is television news, it's only fitting that this podcast be a video-driven one, so our YouTube channel has the "main" version of the podcast that you can watch.
But if you want to listen, here's where you can find us: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Amazon Podcasts, Deezer, TuneIn, Audacy, and Pocket Casts!
Should we be on another app? Let us know!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
The People Behind Broadcast Bulletin
Co-Host; Executive Producer
Jim is a native of San Antonio, TX and has lived there his entire life. He has been fascinated by the television medium since his childhood. While friends his age watched cartoons, Jim was always watching the local news. When he found out he could get paid to work in the news, he was hooked!
Later, he interned at Fox San Antonio while in high school with the goal of completing a 4-year degree and becoming a news producer. While he gained a great deal of knowledge and appreciation for local broadcast journalism as a result, life had different plans. Jim currently works in retail, but continues to follow the industry closely, reading all of the industry sites and livestreaming local news across America.
Jim was attending community college in San Antonio, but is currently taking a couple of semesters off as he determines what study is best for his future.
When he's not busy with work, Jim currently spends most of his spare time running the Studio 31 Media Archive YouTube channel, which archives broadcast news, commercial, and promotional content from the 1970s to now, with an emphasis on the present day.
Jim oversees the technical aspects for the podcast including: updating the website and producing and uploading episodes.
Co-Host; Social Media Director
Jacob is from Erie, PA and is currently a sophomore at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Digital Media Production. Upon graduating from college, he plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
Jacob made his anchoring debut at just 17-years-old! He co-hosted a live segment on WICU’s “Erie News Now at 12:30.” He was honored with several awards for his journalism work in high school. He is involved with Edinboro’s campus media operations and is looking to learn as much as possible!
In addition to school, he also works part-time in the retail industry.
As our EVP of Guest Relations, Jacob oversees all guest for the podcast. Jacob also manages all of our social media accounts. If you have guest suggestions, or just want to say hello, feel free to hit him up!