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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 was the statehouse correspondent and moderator of Capitol Square for the Ohio News Network.
Prior to ONN-TV, 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.
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.
His honors include three Emmy nominations for his political reporting. He received a "Best Government Reporting" award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. Jim has also received several "Best Live Reporting" awards from the Associated Press.
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.