June 26, 2009 at 5:55 PM CDT - Updated June 16 at 5:23 PM
Nick James (no relation to Rick James or Lebron James) joined the East Texas News team in May 2009 as sports director. This is Nick's third stop as a sportcaster. He also worked in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Roswell, NM. Yes, he did encounter aliens on several occasions but left his flying saucer in the land of enchantment.
He also worked at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. as a production assistant after graduating from college.
A graduate of California State University San Marcos in San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in communication. Nick graduated from Chula Vista High School. Nick is old: class of 1991 and he has an AARP card that he uses to get into the movies cheaper. Nick played basketball in high school, and then played baseball and football in college at Mid-America Nazarene University his junior year in Olathe, Kansas. Nick realized that an education was much more important and went back to San Diego to CSU-San Marcos to concentrate on school.
Nick is an avid sports fan and loves to play basketball, flag football, softball, baseball, golf and just about anything that involves a ball and exercise at the same time.
Nick is the son of Andre and Shien-Tze James. He is an only child and is spoiled rotten. Nick has won several broadcasting awards for his work in New Mexico and also mentors kids that are interested in sports broadcasting.
In his short time here he has enjoyed following the Panthers baseball team's run toward the state title and likes East Texas.
"The people are very friendly and very outgoing. The people of Lufkin have been nice to me and I intend to do my very best in covering east Texas sports with enthusiasm and flair," Nick said.
Nick's favorite movies are Remember the Titans, Office Space, Wedding Crashers, Rudy, Coming To America and Transformers.