Moderator of Capitol Square
Jim Heath covers major Ohio political and government news and moderates Capitol Square for 10TV.
Jim's insight into the 2012 presidential race earned him a spot on GQ's Top 5 political "Power List." The Washington Post also gave Jim their "Best Super Tuesday" Twitter ranking.
A native of Van Wert, Ohio, Jim majored in Broadcasting at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Jim brings more than two decades of experience in television and political reporting to his position. Prior to joining 10TV, he served six years as the main anchor at the ABC affiliate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He also worked as an anchor and reporter in southern Arizona.
Prior to his broadcasting career, Jim spent about a decade in the political arena serving in various capacities, including a five-year stint as a Congressional press secretary in Washington, D.C.
Besides earning two Emmy awards for his political reporting, Jim has also received the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
Jim regularly hosts and moderates live debates and forums on the air. He is also a frequent guest speaker at local organizations offering analysis and insight into the political arena.
Recent articles by Jim Heath
- Columbus Mother Worries Over Daughter’s Health After She’s Dropped From Insurance Coverage
- HHS Secretary Says Obamacare Should Be Judged On Performance, Not Politics
- Tow Truck Operators Call For Ohio Drivers To Respect Flashing Lights
- Ohio Community Names Byus A Hometown Hero
- Ban On Gay Marriage Upheld By Federal Appeals Court In Four States, Including Ohio
- Wojtanowski Removes Himself From Consideration To Lead Ohio Dems
- Ohio Democrats Plan To Rebuild From Ashes Of Election Night Defeat
- Sherrod Brown Supports Wojtanowski To Lead Democrats After Redfern Resigns
- Marijuana Supporters Hope Issue Will Soon Be On Ohio Ballot
- Ohio Democratic Chairman Lashes Out At Media Before Quitting
- Right To Die Could Emerge As Ohio Issue In 2016