Jim Burress is a proud native of Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a bachelorâ€™s degree inÂ English from Wabash College in Indiana, and a masterâ€™s in Mass Communication from Murray State University. Â That's where Jim started his public radio career (WKMS-FM).Â
Jim moved to Atlanta to work on his PhD, but after a year away from reporting, he realized he preferred the newsroom to the classroom. Â He came to WABEÂ in the spring of 2008, where heâ€™s a reporter and host.
As a licensed pilot, Jim loves to fly single-engine Cessna airplanes. His interest in aviation is why youâ€™ll likely hear him report a lot on the commercial aviation industry.Â Â As a Kaiser Health News/NPR fellow, Jim also covers healthcare and healthcare policy for WABE.Â