Starting out at FOXTEL’s Channel [V] he quickly earned a following with his mix of pop culture knowledge, razor wit and laid back style. It was here that he was teamed with Andrew G, a pairing which would see the two catapulted into the mainstream as hosts of the record breaking Australian Idol, for a phenomenal six seasons.
During the Idol years, James hosted three ARIA Awards. These, and countless hours of live television, saw him gain a reputation for his ability to think on his feet. This skill is one of the key factors in his success as a corporate MC.
From Idol James went on to play an integral role in the launch of TEN’s The Project. He hosted his own radio show, The Launch Pad, on Nova 96.9FM, co hosted The League Lounge on Fox Sports and reviewed films on The FOXTEL Movie Show and Seven’s Weekend Sunrise. He filled in for Chrissie Swan on Can Of Worms and so impressed Network executives that a short time later he was offered the co hosting role on TEN’s new breakfast show, Wake Up.
He has MC’d local and international events for Sony, Optus, Sanofi Aventis, Xbox, Telstra, McDonalds, REIV, Samsung, NSW Youth Week Forum, Havaianas and Ella Bache to name a few.. Based in Sydney, James is a proud father of one and is passionate about social justice and helping disadvantaged youth.