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

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.

OK Go hopes 'Hungry Ghosts' captures the feel of their middle school mixtapes

The band has connected with millions through their viral videos and they hope "Hungry Ghosts" connects with listeners on an emotional level.

'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle on how virtuosity is bloody painful

'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle talks about the blood, sweat, and tears required to become a true artist, and how he brought that physicality into 'Whiplash'

Stuart Murdoch has secrets for surviving while on tour

Belle and Sebastian have been touring around the world for about 20 years. The band's singer lets us in on how he keeps sane on the road.

Trans-Pecos Festival brings the world to the small Texas town of Marfa

Fans and musicians flock to the West Texas desert town for a weekend festival that's become a staple for this unlikely cultural hub.

Gracepoint: David Tennant on breaking into US television

David Tennant, star of the U.K series "Broadchurch," says that starring in the U.S. remake, "Gracepoint," was the perfect opportunity to break into U.S. television.

Are 'Gotham' and other comic book TV shows just a fad?

FOX's Batman prequel is the latest trend in comic book television shows that are popping up on the fall schedule. But has this genre been exhausted?