Jim Wogan

Jim Wogan

Jim Wogan Jim Wogan

Sports Director

Date of Joining WATE: January 1990

Note: Jim Wogan left WATE in June 2014


Born in Beaver Falls, Pa. Raised in Upstate New York. Currently resides in Greenback, Tenn.


  • Herkimer County (NY) Community College
  • University of Arizona

Previous Media Experience:

  • WYFF-TV, Greenville, S.C. - 1987-89
  • WKPT-TV, Kingsport, Tenn. - 1986-87
  • WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H. - 1985

Outside Interests/Hobbies:

Travel, hiking, and wakeboarding. Favorite pro teams: Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Buffalo Sabres. Actively supports and visits Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in El Salvador, an organization serving orphaned and abandoned children there.

What You Enjoy About Local News:

I've been very fortunate to cover Tennessee sports from coast-to-coast since 1990. My assignments have take me to nearly twenty college bowl games, including UT's 1998 national title win in Tempe, Ariz. Some of my other great memories include covering the Miracle at South Bend win against Notre Dame in 1991, Peyton Manning's first game as a Tennessee Volunteer at UCLA in 1994, the inaugural Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, the Titans win in the Music City Miracle playoff game against Buffalo, and their Super Bowl XXXIV showdown against the St. Louis Rams. I've covered three Lady Vols national titles in college basketball, UT's trip to the College World Series in Omaha, the Daytona 500, and I've had the chance to interview Dale Earnhardt, George Steinbrenner and Don King. What do I enjoy about covering sports in Tennessee? What's not to like?

Media Awards and Honors:

  • Five-time AP Best Sportscast in Tennessee.
  • Two Mid-South Region Emmys.
  • East Tennessee SPJ Award of Excellence.
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