SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Jim Forsyth began his career working in radio and TV newsrooms across the Midwest after graduating from Indiana University in 1978. In 1985 under his leadership as News Director of WWVA in Wheeling, West Virginia, Jim and his four-person newsroom won the top Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence, still the smallest staff newsroom ever to win that nationwide honor.
In 1987 Jim moved to San Antonio to join NewsRadio 1200 WOAI as News Director, the position he still holds today. Over the course of the last 30 years Jim has covered most of the major events and stories that have shaped the state.
He was reporting from a helicopter as ten children were being washed away in the 1987 Guadalupe River flood. He spent 51 days living in a Ford Bronco outside the Branch Davidian compound in Waco in 1993. He splashed through the swamps of East Texas after the Shuttle Columbia went down in 2003.
Jim has covered many high-profile dignitaries visiting San Antonio including Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles … and has done countless interviews over the years including those with U.S. Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.
Jim has also written for various magazines, is a former correspondent for United Press International, and is a current reporter for the Reuters News Service. His news stories have been heard around the country on CBS, Fox News Radio, the Texas State News Network and ABC Radio. He has also made guest appearances on the Fox News Channel and on CNN.
At the introduction of the digital era, Jim became and still is one of largest content contributors for the i-Heart-Media digital news network and has content regularly featured on websites across the network.
Perhaps one of Jim’s most important accomplishments is co-founding San Antonio's Communications Arts High School, a public magnet school in the Northside Independent School District.