In an era where the word “tenure” has little meaning, Jim Stimson has defined it while making himself a career at KCRA. Starting as an intern at KCRA radio in 1974, he gained permanent employment a year later. In 1978, he moved over to KCRA-TV and is still there. Over the years, Jim has had a hand in just about every aspect of KCRA’s news coverage – as a Writer, Assignment Editor, Office Manager, Field Producer, Weekend Reporter, Line Producer, Senior Producer, Executive Producer and Assistant News Director. Along the way, Jim has received multiple Emmy® awards, including two for his work in set design. He oversaw the station’s award-winning coverage of the 1997 floods and its statewide town hall broadcast with President Bill Clinton. He has produced special coverage of autism, AIDS, breast cancer, debates, sporting events, elections, conventions and the U.S. space program. Jim credits much of his success to the talent and hard work of the people he has had the privilege to work with and learn from over the years. Of all the things he has done at KCRA, Jim says he remains proudest of the station’s day to day news coverage.
James Stimson Governors’ Citation 2021- click to view presentation