James Kim Assistant Producer, The Frame

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James Kim is the Assistant Producer on KPCC's new arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Prior to that, James worked a year-long internship with "Off Ramp," during which he produced a story about losing his first language that won Best Feature awards from Associated Press and the L.A. Press Club, and a story about an 84-year-old rapper that was a finalist for a National Entertainment Journalism Award, as well as from the L.A. Press Club.

James has also interned with APM's "The Dinner Party" and with Marfa (TX) Public Radio. He's also been a production assistant with KCRW's "Strangers" and has recently been a fill-in producer at "Marketplace."

James has a B.A. In Anthropology from Cal State Long Beach, where he minored in Music and Film.


Stories by James Kim

Black Violin mashes hip-hop and classical to break stereotypes on major label debut

Kevin Marcus and Will Baptiste 'bridge the gap' of classical music and hip-hop and break down the stereotypes they face as African Americans playing violins.

The Comedy Comedy Festival puts a spotlight on Asian American comics

Festival co-founders Jenny Yang and Keiko Agena talk about the inspirations behind the event and how they want to create an opportunity for Asian-American comics to thrive.

'Drunk History' creator Derek Waters tries to tell the stories not told in textbooks

Derek Waters started "Drunk History" as a web series in 2007 and now it's up for an Emmy. Waters talks about how the show got started and bizarre reality of being nominated.

Jeffrey Tambor cried when he heard the first review for 'Transparent'

Tambor tells us how important it was that he nailed his transgender role. "Lives are at stake, and integrity's at stake, and there's a community that needs for me to do that right."

Gardens & Villa converts a warehouse on the L.A. River into the band's home

Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen of the indie rock band reveal why, despite all the challenges and physical labor, they've taken root in a warehouse near Dodger Stadium.

Tituss Burgess struggles before landing 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Burgess was a struggling actor, similar to his character on the show, except now he's an Emmy-nominated one. Hear his story of struggle and how "Kimmy Schmidt" lost him a pizza.

The harsh realities of life on the road for The Drums and Lower Dens

The two indie bands are constantly on tour and coping with the challenges of maintaining relationships and trying to make a living.

Mac Quayle breaks down his Emmy-nominated score for 'American Horror Story'

The composer used to produce for Madonna and Donna Summer, which explains why he's attracted to '80s electronic music.

HEALTH knows the rock star lifestyle doesn't last forever

Singer/guitarist Jake Duszik and bassist John Famiglietti tells us about the band's rise — and knowing that it will come to an end.

Uzo Aduba was going to quit Hollywood before 'OITNB' came along

Before Uzo Aduba got the part of "Crazy Eyes" on Netflix's hit show "Orange is the New Black," she was constantly rejected for parts. Now she's won an Emmy and is going for two.

After 10 years, Watkins Family Hour finally releases debut album

Sara and Sean Watkins talk about why they decided to release an album now, their monthly shows at Largo and the dynamics of playing in a band with a sibling.

Stephen Colbert's 'commanding performance' wows television critics at the TCAs

Joe Adalian, Editor of Vulture.com, talks about the increasing importance of name-brand showrunners and which shows look like hits and misses.

Jen Kirkman's backstage experience at Outside Lands Fest

Comedian Jen Kirkman takes a recorder backstage at Outside Lands Festival and captures what goes on behind the scenes at one of the biggest festivals in the U.S.

Salma Hayek turns Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' into an animated film

The actress is one of the producers and voices for the film adaptation of the classic book that she first saw as a young girl on her grandfather's nightstand.

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers mix sounds and traditions

The group's debut album, "Heavenly Fire," combines gospel with folk, country, R&B and blues.