Digital Content Producer
Jim has more than 40 years of reporting and editing experience in radio, TV, newspapers and nonprofit organizations in markets including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Colorado, Hawaii and Florida.
Jim has worked a wide variety of beats in his career, including religion, NASA and baseball. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He holds a private pilot certificate and is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
In his spare time, he umpires women's fastpitch softball at tournaments across the state.
Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 3:32 PM CDT|
By Melissa Ratliff, Jim DeLa and Debra Worley
Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll denied the motion by Christopher and Roberta Laundrie to dismiss the civil suit brought by Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt, the parents of Gabby Petito.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 12:36 AM CDT|
By Melissa Ratliff, Jim DeLa and Gray News staff
In a confession letter written prior to his death, Brian Laundrie claimed Gabby Petito’s death was a mercy killing after she suffered a head injury in a fall.
Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 5:36 AM CDT|
By Tatyiana Hayes , Jim DeLa and Gray News staff
The senior class president was warned not to speak about his experience as a gay student or criticize the state's “Don’t Say Gay” law during his graduation speech.