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

'Hunger Games' director Francis Lawrence knows the pressure is on

The director of "Mockingjay: Part One," says he was "a little nervous" about meeting fans' expectations for this episode, which doesn't have much action.

'Mike Tyson Mysteries' producer says boxer plays a 'comedic fantasy' of himself

Hugh Davidson, producer/writer of the Adult Swim show, says the former boxer "is very aware and trying to do the best he can, and it's hard not to root for that."

How the singer from the metal band Deafheaven keeps from destroying his voice

George Clark talks about the difficulties of keeping up with tour life, especially when it involves screaming into a mic every night.

Sandra Oh: 'I still do not see myself represented' in kids' entertainment

The actress talks about her first major project since "Grey's Anatomy," an animated film about a young mixed-race woman finding her voice and identity

The Frame 'First': Drum solo brings Whiplash's Damien Chazelle to tears

"Whiplash" director Damien Chazelle remembers his first time a drum performance moved him so much that it brought him to tears.

Downtown LA gets another restored theater: The Regent

Downtown L.A.'s renaissance continues with the restoration of yet another theater — the Regent has been brought back by club owner Mitchell Frank.

Pete Nowalk: From the mailroom to 'Murder' boss

Long before creating the hit ABC show, "How To Get Away With Murder," Nowalk started from the bottom, dubbing VHS videos.

GLAAD media study: 'We've made incredible gains over the past decade'

Matt Kane, director of entertainment media for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, examines the group's annual study that examines LGBT characters on TV.

The Frame 'First': Jon Stewart on his first time bombing on stage

He's known as the witty talk show host of "The Daily Show," but his comedic chops weren't always as sharp, especially during his debut as a stand-up comic.

Tyler, The Creator brings out his playful side for Camp Flog Gnaw

From rapper to entrepreneur — how Tyler, The Creator went from starting his own hip-hop collective to running his own carnival event.

Waterboarding, choking, nudity: Have extreme haunts gone too far?

Forget masked monsters and walk-through haunted mazes. There's a new, and sometimes troubling, standard for extreme haunts.

A photographer who uses his van as a rolling camera

Still cameras are getting smaller and more digital. At the same time, Ian Ruhter sees his artwork moving in the opposite direction.

'Song Exploder': Dissecting the theme from John Oliver's show

Hrishikesh Hirway is the creator of the podcast "Song Exploder," in which artists take apart their own songs. Dave Hill of the band Valley Lodge explains how "Go" made its way to HBO.

Foxygen's inspirations, from the Beatles to '70s rock to Limp Bizkit

The duo behind LA's Foxygen has been making music together since middle school. They share their childhood past on the heels of releasing "...And Star Power."

Director Dobkin on how personal life influenced 'The Judge'

Director/Producer David Dobkin talks about the painful, real life stories that led to the creation of "The Judge," and the magic of Robert Downey Jr.