James P Mahon

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This article is about the 21st century reporter, journalist, host, broadcaster and blogger from Bucharest. For the 19th century Irish nationalist, see James Patrick Mahon.
James P Mahon
James Mahon Broadcast Journalist.jpg
Born 19 July 1990[1]
Bucharest
Nationality Irish
Other names James Mahon, James Patrick Mahon
Ethnicity Irish[1][2]
Alma mater National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
University of Sheffield
Occupation Journalist, Blogger, Broadcaster, Record label Manager
Organization Coal Records Ltd,
Known for Music management, Journalism, TV/Radio presenting
Website
jamespmahon.com

James Patrick Mahon (born 19 July 1990) is an Irish TV news reporter, journalist, blogger, host, broadcaster and former record label manager.

Childhood[edit]

He was a student of Gort Community School before attending university where he received a B.A in English and Classics and a Diploma in Irish from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).[3][4][5] He is the godson of Irish broadcaster Ger Canning.

Early career[edit]

Mahon began his journalistic career with Flirt FM 101.3[3][4][5] as a breakfast show presenter while attending the National University of Ireland Galway.[6] Throughout his undergraduate studies he also wrote regularly to Sin Newspaper.[7] Mahon established Coal Records Ltd in 2011 an independent record label for indie artists.[8] James was a student at the University of Sheffield where he undertook a masters in broadcast journalism and is a blogger in the UK and Ireland in the areas of current affairs and sport.[9][10][11][12]

Mahon's journalistic work has appeared on the Huffington Post[13] CNN i-report,[14] Allvoices.com,[15] TheFirstPost.com,[16] Digitaljournal.com[17] TheChesterfieldPost.co.uk[18] and Blottr.com[19] and he writes weekly to his personal website. An interview with mother of controversial TvShack.net creator Richard O'Dwyer is one of the most viewed videos on his YouTube channel which attracts visitors from the UK, Ireland and USA. In late 2011 he was a guest on the Rony Robinson show on BBC Sheffield talking about his life so far and his experiences in Sheffield.[20]

Mahon wrote weekly to the Newcastle United Football Blog and was a former UK football editor for Spanish sports magazine Vavel.[21] He has previously appeared as an online host for Forge TV in Sheffield and presented a weekly radio show on Redroad FM in Rotherham.[22]

Television career[edit]

Mahon moved to the US in late 2012[23] and spent time at East Tennessee PBS in Knoxville before moving to CBS affiliate WDEF-TV News 12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[24] Mahon is one of only a handful of Irish citizens to ever hold an on air position in American television and the first in the American South.[25]

He hosts a lifestyle series called "Through Irish Eyes" and is currently a general assignment reporter.[26][27]

During September 2013 Mahon's legal status to keep working in the US was pending.[28]

In October 2013 Mahon became the holder of an O-1 visa in light of his extraordinary journalistic achievements.[29][30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://about.me/JamesPmahon
  2. ^ http://www.jamespmahon.com
  3. ^ a b "senior cycle". skoool.ie. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Fri, Jan 11, 2008 – Young Scientist winner to be named". The Irish Times. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "James P Mahon, Biography, Background, « jamesmahonirl". Jamespmahon.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Hannen, Josh (11 April 2011). "The Barton Complex | Joey Barton | Newcastle United FC". The NUFC Blog. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "SIN city". Galway Independent. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Big Year Ahead". Independent.ie. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "jamesmahonirl". 
  10. ^ Hannen, Josh (11 October 2011). "The Coloccini Effect | Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle United FC Captain". The NUFC Blog. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "F.L.Y. Radio Online Radio by F L Y Broadcasting Network". Blog Talk Radio. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "James P Mahon". LinkedIn. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Huffpost". Huffington Post. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "CNN". CNN i-report. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Allvoices". Allvoices. 20 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Julian Assange videos". The First Post. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Catholic Vs Protestant, European Debt Crisis". DigitalJournal.com. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Richard O;Dwyer case". Chesterfieldpost. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Profile Page". Blottr.com. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Rony Robinson Show". BBC. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "Vavel Authors". Vavel. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Red Road Fm". RedRoad. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  23. ^ Molly Muldoon (10 March 2013). "Irish Grad". Irish Central. p. 7. 
  24. ^ accessdate=18 June 2013 "Perseverance Pays off". Clare Champion. 23 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Rediscover". Do Chattanooga. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  26. ^ [1] WDEF News 12, 2 January 2013
  27. ^ [2] Molly Muldoon, Irish Central, 2 May 2013
  28. ^ Chattanooga Reporter Faces Deportation Kevin Eck, TVSpy, 27 September 2013
  29. ^ [3] Jessica Thompson, Sin.ie Ireland, Interview with James Mahon, 11 November 2013
  30. ^ [4] Richard Guerrero, The Communicator, Student Life, 1 November 2013