Jim Burress ’01 is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition and a reporter at WABE radio in Atlanta.  Jim was working on his PhD when the lure of reporting called him back to the radio studio and reporting in the field.  He has been at WABE in Atlanta since 2008.  Click here to read a news story about Jim and see samples of his stories, where he covers a variety of topics from aviation to healthcare, as well as international topics.

Buress Jim

Jim was active with the Wabash WNDY radio station as a student.  He earned a master’s in Mass Communication from Murray State University and began his career with public radio.

Thanks, Jim, now we can say “we heard it on NPR” – from you!



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WABE 90.1 FM.