James Swanwick (born 1975) is an Australian-American investor and TV & podcast host based in Hollywood, California. Swanwick is the creator of the Swannies blue-light blocking glasses, 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and 47-Day Habit Hacker. Swanwick hosts the top-ranking podcast The James Swanwick Show, is a former "SportsCenter" anchor on ESPN and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of three books and has interviewed A-List celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and world leaders, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Swanwick is co-founder of international media agency Crocmedia and has lived in numerous countries including Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina and Colombia.
Swanwick was born in Bacchus Marsh, Australia but he grew up in Brisbane, Australia. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Queensland in 1998, specializing in government and history.
Swanwick hosts The James Swanwick Show which helps people in four pillars of life - health, wealth, love and happiness. The show has world-class experts as guests, including New York Times best-selling authors, millionaires, celebrity personal trainers and relationship experts. Previous guests include Robert Greene, Keith Ferrazzi,Ryan Holiday, Tai Lopez, Rich Roll, Mark Divine, Jonathan Haidt, Bo Eason, Tucker Max, Rob Woolf, Peter Sage and many more.
Swanwick is the creator of the Swannies blue-light blocking glasses (which has been alleged to be a fraudulent product), 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and 47-Day Habit Hacker. He co-founded and owns international media agency, Crocmedia, which he started with fellow journalist Craig Hutchison which is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Forbes listed Swanwick as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015. He has been interviewed on top podcasts like Bulletproof Radio and Ben Greenfield Fitness. Swanwick has also been featured in Psychology Today and Yahoo Health, and has written several articles for publications like MindBodyGreen and Elite Daily.
Swanwick has had a long career as a print, TV and radio journalist. He began his career in 1993 as a reporter at The Courier-Mail in Brisbane, Australia where he covered business, finance, politics, industrial relations, police, TV and entertainment and sport. Swanwick then moved to London in 1999 where he reported for Sky Sports, covering the 1999 Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup, several Wimbledon tennis championships and the British Open. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 as a Hollywood entertainment correspondent, writing for leading newspapers and magazines throughout Australia and Britain. He appeared on several TV and radio shows. Swanwick interviewed Hollywood stars including Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx and Lindsay Lohan. In 2010, he began his career at ESPN hosting SportsCenter.
Swanwick won the prestigious Queensland Media Award in 1996 for his interview and expose on Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most publicized and controversial political figures.