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 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.
Recent articles by Jim Heath
- Brown Denies He's Eyeing Spot On National Ticket In 2016
- Failing FitzGerald Campaign Unable To Push Kasich On Jobs Record
- DeWine Answers Questions On Handling Of Sexual Harassment Case
- Itinerary Set For DNC Site Selection Committee In Columbus
- Kasich Maintains Big Lead Over FitzGerald In Governor's Race
- Ohio Set To Debate Repeal Of Common Core Requirements
- Columbus Small Businesses Endorse Same Sex Marriage
- Supporters Plan High Financed Effort To Legalize Medical Marijuana in Ohio
- Pre-K Funding Unites Coleman & Kasich Before Election
- Debate Over Internet Tax In Ohio Focuses On Fairness
- Ex-Teachers Claim Dayton Charter School Tampered With Grades, Did Not Report Sexual Misconduct
- Ohio Political Reaction To LeBron All Postive
- Supporters of Annie's Law Say Bill Would Cut Down on Drunk Driving Deaths
- Republicans Sue FitzGerald Over Key Card Swipes
- Republicans Pick Cleveland For 2016 National Convention
- Delaware Fourth Of July Parade Focuses On Unity, Not Division
- Columbus Police Operations Center Vital To Red, White and BOOM! Safety
- Senators From Ohio Vow To Work Together To Land National Political Conventions
- Ohio Same Sex Marriage Vote At Least Another Year Away
- Medical Marijuana In Ohio Fails To Make 2014 Ballot
- Voters Rights Amendment Fails To Make 2014 Ballot
- Libertarians Bring National Convention To Columbus, Focused On 2016
- Health Groups Plan Greater Drug Intervention For Youth
- New Law Allows School Credit For Religious Studies
- Columbus Strengthens Bid For Democratic National Convention
- Ohio Justices To Determine Fate Of Red Light Traffic Cameras
- FitzGerald Says Deeper Scandal Possible But Taylor Dismisses Allegation
- Watchdog Group Questions Mandel's Involvement In Suarez Contributions
- Bill Seeks To End Tip Pooling For Ohio Service Employees
- Holocaust Memorial To Be Dedicated On Monday
- Medical Marijuana Advocates In Ohio Cheer House Vote
- Several New Gun Bills Worry Ohio Law Enforcement
- FitzGerald Challenges Governor Kasich To Multiple Debates