Jim Monk

KVRR News Director
Jim Monk

Jim was born and grew up in St. Paul, Minn. He’s wanted to work in broadcast journalism since he was a young child, when his interest was sparked by a tour of a Twin Cities radio station.

For nearly his entire career, Jim has remained in the Midwest. Most recently, he worked at KFGO Radio in Fargo, where he earned numerous regional and national news awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.

Some of Jim’s most memorable assignments include¬†traveling to Mississippi to cover Hurricane Katrina, broadcasting from the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado and flying in an F-16 with the North Dakota Air National Guard’s Happy Hooligans.

Former President Jimmy Carter, Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman, Secretary of State Colin Powell, talk show host Larry King and music icons Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Garth Brooks and Eddie Money are among the countless people Jim has interviewed.

Jim is a music history enthusiast. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing guitar, reading, traveling, gardening and collecting autographs.

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