James is a TV producer with nearly 20 years of broadcasting experience mainly with television news broadcasters, but also with other organisations such as Discovery Networks and the EBU.

From producing multi camera events and long form documentaries, through to completing risk assessments and booking travel for crews, James has contributed to some of the major national and international news stories of the last decade.

As a calm, thoughtful and organised team player his work has been broadcast to millions around the world.

Major stories and programmes

  • Helsinki Summit (2018)
  • The Royal Wedding (2018)
  • EU Referendum (2016)
  • Brussels Terror Attacks (2016)
  • Paris Terror Attacks (2015, 2016)
  • Death of Nelson Mandela (2013)
  • Funeral of Margaret Thatcher (2013)
  • London 2012 preparations
  • Diamond Jubilee preparations (2012)
  • Captain Scott’s Centenary Memorial (2012)
  • US President Obama’s UK State Visit (2011)
  • Norway Massacre (2011)
  • Japanese Tsunami (2011)
  • The London Marathon (2010, 2011)
  • Suffolk Avian Flu Outbreak (2007)
  • Wimbledon (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)
  • Ipswich Murders (2006)
  • Our World (Documentary: 2005-2009)
  • New Year Live (2005-2009, 2018)
  • The Royal Wedding (2005, 2011)
  • London July 7/7 bombings (2005)
  • UK General Election (2005, 2010, 2015, 2017)
  • Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004)
This is by no means all he’s worked on. Please see his work list or get in touch via the contact page or email for more information.

He was also the Presentation Scheduler for BBC Sport working across high profile events such as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, FIFA World Cup 2010 and the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010.

After leaving the BBC James worked for Discovery Networks on the relaunch of Animal Planet (EU & Africa) as well as managing the EMEA and Nordic TX schedules for Discovery Science and Discovery World.

Currently, he is a Producer for CNN International in London specialising in broadcast events.


James grew up in rural Northumberland before moving to London where he attended South Bank University and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Media and Business. After working for a variety of media companies in Seattle in the USA, he returned to London and began working for the BBC.

Outside of television he can often be found indulging in his other passions: travel and adventure. He is equally at home in the wilds of the Masai Mara or Patagonia as he is in South West London.

James also has a love of all things Arctic and spends most winters skiing across northern Scandinavia.

Fordi James liker å være i Arktis, han også snakker litt norsk.