James P Mahon

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James P Mahon
James Mahon Broadcast Journalist.jpg
Born (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 26) [1]
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Irish
Other names James Mahon, James Patrick Mahon
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 award-winning Irish TV news reporter, anchor, lecturer, author 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]

Return To Europe[edit]

RTÉ Galway Studios

In 2015 Mahon featured as an International correspondent and reporter for Raidio Na Gaeltachta and RTÉ World Report.[30] In autumn of the same year he left the U.S returning to Ireland continuing with radio reporting and presenting.[31]

In 2016 he made the move into academia as a journalism lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland.[32] His first book Through Irish Eyes is due out summer of 2016 with Book Hub Publishing in Ireland.[33]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

Daughters of The American Revolution, Outstanding Contribution to Media in 2013.

Associated Press "Best TV Reporter" In Tennessee 2014, 2nd Place.[34]

Society of Professional Journalism, Feature Reporting 2014.[35]

Society of Professional Journalism, Breaking News Reporting 2015.[36]

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. Archived from the original on 20 November 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. Archived from the original on 22 June 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Julian Assange videos". The First Post. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Catholic Vs Protestant, European Debt Crisis". DigitalJournal.com. 10 December 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. 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. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. 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. ^ "Perseverance Pays off". Clare Champion. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "Rediscover". Do Chattanooga. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 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,
  30. ^ [4] Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ, 29 December 2015
  31. ^ [5] Cormac ag a 5
  32. ^ [6] UWS, Staff Bio, 12 March 2016
  33. ^ [7] Biography, WUTC, 4 March 2016
  34. ^ [8] AP, AP, 27 May 2014
  35. ^ [9] SPJ, Knoxville, June 4th 2014 2014
  36. ^ [10] SPJ, Knoxville, June 13th 2015 2015