Baron James tells the stories that enhance the way we view the world. He’s reported and anchored the news for millions of viewers and social media users around the World Wide Web. And he's been honored by the likes of Emmy, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press while working at some of the best stations in the country--WPLG Miami-Fort Lauderdale, KDFW Dallas-Fort Worth, WTAE Pittsburgh, WSFA Montgomery, AL and KTVE Monroe-EL Dorado.
Baron has evolved with the ever-changing news biz since his first gig in his home state of Louisiana at KTVE and his first "big-get" interview with David Duke, former Republican Presidential candidate and Ex-Grand Wizard of the KKK, to most recently at WPLG where along with anchoring from the news desk he took his talents to the streets and became the first television reporter in South Florida to report the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story.
Based in the faster-than-the-speed-of-light Miami news market, Baron also has taken viewers--sometimes only armed with his iPad and social media and sometimes covering multiple stories in a single day's work--smack-dab into hurricanes...major tidal flooding...beach erosion...plane crashes...car-versus-house crashes...home invasions...car bombings...police-custody deaths...murder suicides...dog attacks...shark attacks...crocodile attacks...escaped prisoners...captured fugitives...and from immigration reform to political corruption.
He also tells the "Good News" stories from people and communities making a difference to celebrity interviews to Miami Heat NBA championships!
For more than a decade Baron co-anchored the prime time news in the country's 5th largest television market at FOX O&O, KDFW. He was honored by the Lone Star Chapter of the Emmys. TVNEWSTALK.NET named him "Best Voice." The Associated Press and Dallas Press Club both named Baron and his co-anchor, Clarice Tinsley, "Best Anchor Team."
Baron was on the ground, live field anchoring as authorities searched for answers and viewers watched with heavy hearts when the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded in the sky over East Texas killing all the astronauts on board.
Baron is most a lover of telling the good news stories, the everyday stories. Stories like that of a 90-year-old woman, Miss Anna Seals, who was living in squalor, rat-and-roach-infested housing and getting limited assistance, until Baron shared her story. His reports led to a new life for Miss Anna and major changes in the living situations of so many other Dallas seniors.
Helping others has always been a hallmark for Baron in tv news and in life!
His "giving back" is more than a goal but a priority to connect with viewers and social media users beyond the news. He has been proud to serve communities via Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, as a Board Member of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids), American Lung Association, SPCA, The Dallas Mayor's Summer Reading Program and Toys4Tots.