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Jim Watkins was the anchor of the weekend editions of "PIX News at Six" and "PIX News at Ten" on WPIX-TV. He joined the station on October 26, 1998 where he co-anchored the weeknight news at 10 pm with Kaity Tong after three years working at WNBC-TV in New York. While at WNBC, Watkins anchored the weekend editions of NewsChannel 4 at 6 and 11, as well as "Weekend Today in New York". In addition to his anchoring and reporting duties at WNBC, Watkins also hosted a nationally televised cable show, "Great Stuff" on NBC's business cable channel CNBC.
Every year, Jim Watkins hosts a television program at the Hispanic Day Parade, which occurs on the second Sunday of October. Watkins, a native of Ohio, was a former anchor and reporter from CBS affiliate WTVF in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Huffington Post. He writes columns for AM New York, a free weekday daily distributed in New York City. He also writes a blog for the television station's news program. His son, Liam, is autistic and he is active with many autism awareness groups.
Watkins contract with WPIX was up on August 2010 and sources predicted it would not be renewed. NYDaily He was demoted to weekends, his co-anchor was demoted to field-anchor, and Jodi Applegate was brought in to replace them in an effort to increase ratings. However, effective October 9, 2011, Watkins no longer presented weekends at WPIX and departed. Watkins is currently an Anchor at Verizon Fios 1 News serving Metropolitan New York.
- WPIX News
- Jim Watkins' blog at WPIX News
- Jim Watkins Autism Blog at WPIX
- The Flawless Foundation - Jim Watkins
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