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James Prather

Portrait of James Prather

Radio and Television, 1979

KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News

An E. W. Scripps Company

Jim Prather serves as Vice President & General Manager of KTNV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas. Jim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television and Political Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

In 1991 Jim started as news director at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, later taking on General Manager and other corporate assignments. He moved to Las Vegas in August 2003.

At KTNV, the station’s purpose is “To Make Las Vegas a Better Place to Live.”  KTNV fulfils its purpose through “You Ask. We Investigate®” whereby local residents can submit stories about community issues that are investigated by the station.

KTNV also helps resolve consumer problems via its “Contact 13 Call for Action” hotline. KTNV’s award-winning investigative unit is led by chief investigative reporter Darcy Spears.

Jim and his wife, Marcia, have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. They are active members of Faith Lutheran Community Church in Summerlin.