James is a Melbourne born broadcaster and journalist with a background in PR and marketing. He is also completing his Master of Public Health (Sexual Health) at the University of Melbourne and has a passion for sexual health promotion, especially with young people.
Currently he is the News Editor of Melbourne Community Voice magazine, the LGBTI, free, street press magazine for Melbourne, covering local politics, community and news.
He also hosts breakfast on JOY 94.9 on Tuesdays with the program, Triple Threat, with Jess Keneally and Cristina Laria. He also co-hosts Hide and Seek with Andrew the Apprentice on Wednesday nights, the station’s show for exploring sex, sexuality and self.
Further to this, James tutors in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
Previously, James was Executive Producer and host of SYN‘s highest rating program in 2010/11, and only show exploring sex and relationships, The Naughty Rude Show. James also had guest appearances on The Naughty Rude TV show on C31 in 2008, and co-hosted “Hide and Seek” with Dean Beck on JOY 94.9 during 2009 and 2010.
James was also co-host of the popular breakfast program on JOY 94.9 with comedian, Nath Valvo, and interviewed some of today’s favourite celebrities including musicians Jason Derulo, Cobra Starship, Jessica Mauboy, Mike Posner, world champion ice-skater, Johnny Weir, and comedians Judith Lucy and Fiona O’Loughlin.
With a professional background in marketing and public relations, he holds a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) and was Marketing Manager for Midsumma Festival for two years, then worked for AKA Australia on musicals by Disney and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
From mid 2011 to the end of 2013, James was lived in Europe and worked as a tour guide for Busabout for a summer season, before he moved to Hamburg in Germany for a year learning German and teaching English.
James grew up in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast, where his family still lives.
James in the media:
“Sound Advice for Between the Sheets” – The Age, 16 June, 2011
“iPhone Hook-ups go Straight with New Meet Market” – Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September, 2011
“Generation XXX: a forum about young adults, sex and internet porn” – ABC Radio Victoria, 11 March, 2011
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