HOMETOWN: Grand Rapids, MI
STARTED AT WJMN: January 11, 2016
INTERESTS: Traveling, animals, and physical fitness (working out, running, swimming, biking, hiking, skiing)
James Fillmore is really excited to be living and working in the Upper Peninsula. He’s from Grand Rapids and graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism and broadcasting.
James has nearly 15 years of television newsroom experience. His first job after college was as a morning news anchor at WJFW in Rhinelander, WI. Then, he moved to WICD in Champaign, IL where he worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Before coming to WJMN Local 3 News, James also worked at WSBT in South Bend, IN. James worked mainly as a reporter but also had the chance to fill-in at the anchor desk. The station covered some areas of Michigan, so James became very familiar with Benton Harbor, Dowagiac, Niles and other parts of southwest Michigan.
In his spare time, James enjoys being active. When he’s not at the gym, you may find him hiking up Sugarloaf Mountain or running along Lake Superior. He loves U.P. summers but actually likes the snow, too! So, in the winter he’ll be putting his downhill and cross country skis to good use.
James also really enjoys traveling. He’s been to almost all of the U.S. states. Plus, James has traveled to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America. If you ever have any travel suggestions he’d love to hear about it!
James came to Marquette because he wants to be here. He is constantly amazed at the beauty of the Upper Peninsula!
James looks forward to getting involved in the community, volunteering, and participating in local events. You may even get to meet his fur baby, Luigi.
If you ever see James and Luigi out for a walk– don’t be shy! They enjoy meeting new people so be sure to say hello.