Jim is the host of Greater Boston, a news and analysis show, Monday-Thursday on WGBH Channel 2. Prior to that, he anchored Broadside: The News with Jim Braude, winning Emmy and Associated Press awards for his work.. After 13 years at 96.9FM, Jim and Margery Eagan co-host Boston Public Radio at WGBH 89.7FM, every day from 11:00-2:00. Jim also writes occasionally for the Boston Globe Magazine.
During law school, Jim ran a small retail business in Provincetown (HUBE - Help Us Break Even!). He started his professional career as a legal services lawyer in the South Bronx handling housing and prisoners’ rights cases. He was the founder and first president of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, a union representing staff in civil legal offices for the poor in 35 states. NOLSW helped lead the fight to preserve the national program when President Reagan proposed its abolition.
He then served as the executive director of TEAM, the Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts, a tax reform coalition, during which time he led many ballot campaigns, including the defeat of what would have been the largest budget cut on the ballot in U.S. history. He published Otherwise, a magazine on American politics, and then served as a Cambridge City Councilor.
Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University’s Law School.