James Swanwick (born 1975) is an Australian-American journalist and television and podcast host based in Hollywood, California. He is best known as a former anchor on the Australia and New Zealand version of ESPN’s Sportscenter, which is produced out of ESPN’s global headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. He hosts a podcast titled The James Swanwick Show, and has authored three books. Swanwick is co-founder of international media agency Crocmedia.
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 has worked as a print, TV and radio journalist. He began his career in 1993 as a reporter at The Courier-Mail in Brisbane, Australia. Swanwick won the Queensland Media Award in 1996 for his interview and exposé on Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most publicized and controversial political figures. Swanwick then moved to London in 1999 where he reported for Sky Sports. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 as a Hollywood entertainment correspondent, writing for newspapers and magazines throughout Australia and Britain. In 2010, he began working as a host for ESPN SportsCenter.
Swanwick hosts a podcast titled The James Swanwick Show which is focused on teaching "health, wealth, love and happiness." 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 podcasts such as Bulletproof Radio and Ben Greenfield Fitness, and been featured in Psychology Today and Yahoo Health.
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- Yahoo Health