James Sims is the Director of Communications at Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre) in Los Angeles. Originally from L.A., he spent the last five years working in NYC, where he moved for graduate school at Columbia University. In NYC, he worked for the American Museum of Natural History—he was honored with a Webby Award in 2012—and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, managing social media and digital content. Always focused on the arts, he also works as a featured theatre writer for The Hollywood Reporter, BroadwayWorld.com, The Huffington Post and TheWrap.com. Prior to working in the arts, James served in the U.S. Air Force as a radio and television reporter for American Forces Network.
- Columbia University's Graduate School of JournalismM.S. Digital Journalism, 2009
- California State University, NorthridgeB.A. Broadcast Journalism
- Saugus High
- Defense Information SchoolBroadcast Journalism
- Center Theatre GroupDirector of Communications, 2013 - present
- The Huffington PostFeatured Blogger, 2009 - 2014
- Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsDigital Content Editor, 2011 - 2013
- BroadwayWorld.comSenior Editor, 2011
- American Museum of Natural HistorySenior New Media Specialist, 2011
- Nederlander Producing Company of AmericaDigital Media Consultant, 2011
- The Hollywood ReporterFeatures Writer, present
- Entertainment TonightProduction Assistant, present
- KHTSOn-Air Host, present
- KLLYOn-Air Host, present
- American Forces NetworkBroadcast Journalist, present
- Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsBlogger-in-Residence, present
- FancastWriter, present
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