"It's the genuine in Cotter to which his subjects respond... It is the genuine in him that has allowed him to succeed — to bring artists into his orbit so that he may draw art further out into the world."
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jim Cotter is a broadcast journalist and film, TV, and radio producer. He began his career in Ireland in the early 1980s before moving to the UK to work first for BBC Wales and then the BBC World Service. Over the course of his career, he has reported from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. After immigrating to the US in 2001, he was the Arts Editor at WRTI until 2015. There, he created and served as the host and managing editor of the weekly arts and culture radio show "Creatively Speaking." The show has been the recipient of several awards and commendations including two Philadelphia A.I.R (Achievement In Radio) awards, an Associated Press First Prize for radio, and an Excellence in Broadcasting award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. He was also a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge laureate in 2013.
In addition, Jim has helped produce concert broadcasts for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the Crossing Choir. He has also been an adjunct professor in journalism at Temple University teaching broadcast documentary.
Jim is now the host of the Emmy® award-winning weekly arts and culture magazine show Articulate with Jim Cotter which is broadcast on over 115 public television markets including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
He also wrote this entire bio of himself in the third person.