James is managing editor and anchor of Good Day Lubbock, and the entertainment editor for FOX34 News.
A native of Lubbock, James graduated from Texas Tech where he spent all four years in school covering the entertainment beat for The University Daily.
He won several awards for his writing including Best Opinion Review by the Southwestern Journalism Congress and Best Columnist of the Year two years in a row.
He thought he would stay in the newspaper business permanently, but was thrilled to join FOX34 in October 2007.
James believes Lubbock's arts community is a key facet to making this wonderful city unique. He's proud FOX34 dedicates the most air time of any news station to emphasizing local talent including theater, art exhibits, music and movies.
When James is not at work, you can usually find him at the movies (which, really, is also work), or hanging out with his son at a park or the Science Spectrum.
He is also a member of the Civic Lubbock, Inc. Board of Directors and serves on the Entertainment Lubbock and West Texas Walk of Fame committees.
James married his high school sweetheart, Lori, who is a CPA in Lubbock.
You can catch James Monday through Friday mornings on Good Day Lubbock from 5 to 9.
E-mail him at JEppler@FOX34.com