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  • Jim Szoke

    Sports Anchor

    WBT Sports Director Jim Szoke has been with WBT for over 20 years. He started with WBT from 1989-2000. Jim returned to WBT as Sports Director in 2005 as part of Charlotte's Morning News and lead sports anchor.

    He has served as a color commentator, pregame host, and pre-season play-by-play for the Carolina Panthers since their inception in 1995, having broadcasted every game in the franchise's 20-year history.

    Jim also co-hosts the syndicated Panther Talk show and weekly Panthers TV shows on Time Warner Cable.

    He is play-by-play voice for WBT broadcasts of Charlotte Knights AAA baseball broadcasts

    He is co-host of the weekly syndicated radio show "Primetime in the ACC."

    Jim also worked for five years as Sports Director at WRFX Radio in Charlotte.

    He also worked on the Charlotte Hornets radio network as host and fill-in play-by-play, and hosted the Sports Huddle and Carolina Sports Sunday talk shows.

    Other past work includes being the play-by-play voice for the Charlotte 49ers and Davidson College, in addition to various television sports broadcasting for Raycom Sports.

    Jim has also been an adjunct professor of journalism at Queens College, and a broadcast class instructor for Connecticut School of Broadcasting and Carolina School of Broadcasting

    Jim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Sandra and they have five children.

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