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James Nogalas BORDER 45122593_3166328691


Emmy Winning NPPA Photojournalist


Seasoned veteran photojournalist / videographer creating immersive video content with a variety of high definition video cameras for daily news broadcasts. Displays high journalistic standards not only in video and sound capture, but interviewing, story pitching, producing and writing. Operates a wide range of ENG / CNG / SNG news broadcast equipment and can field produce, handle logistics of Assignment Desk and field reporting for breaking news assignments. Very efficient in working with assigned reporters or solo to make story slots. A team builder and innovator. Especially skilled with multiple Non-Linear Video Editing systems, motion graphics, audio recording and on-site lighting. Experienced with multiple social media platforms.


Experience Highlights:

Advanced Storytelling        Strong News and Editorial Judgement          Creative Graphic Design Skills   Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Motion

Creative Lighting                 Live Truck Operations                                   Strong AP Copy Writing Skills.   Adobe Premier Pro Adobe After Effects

Deadline Oriented              Accurate Non-Linear Video Editing                Team Builder   Avid News Cutter v3 -v6.  AVID Media Composer. Grass Valley - EDIUS                      



Worked on major lead stories such as Operation Desert Storm, Columbine Shooting, Hayman Fire, Holly Bobo Murder, Las Vegas Shooter, Jesse Wilson Search and Murder, Presidential Election Coverages, Occupy Movement Riots and Protests, George Floyd Riots, Massive Arizona Wildfire Coverage is multiple markets in Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Arizona while also presenting live coverage for network affiliate broadcasts.



Coastal Bend Community CollegeTheatre / English 1986-1988    

San Francisco StatePsychology Group Counseling 1991-1992 

DINFOs.Independent Studies USN Public Affairs / Mass Communications / Journalism 1990-1998   

McLennan Community CollegeTheatre / English Education 1992 – 1993.  

Nation American UniversityProject Management 1998-2002     

Ashford UniversityMass Communications / Journalism2009 - 2011



2016 Mid-South Region Emmy Nominated and Award Winner, Magazine Special Format

2021 Emmy Nomination Rocky Mountain Southwest, Phoenix George Floyd Riots Live Coverage



  • Photojournalist FOX / FOX10 Phoenix KXTU Sept 2022- Present DMA 11

  • Photojournalist EW Scripps / KNXV ABC15 Arizona 2016 –September 2022  DMA 11

  • Asst. Chief Photographer/ Photojournalist NEXTAR KTVX ABC 4 Utah 2015 – 2016 DMA 30

  • Photojournalist / Special Projects Sinclair Broadcast Group / WZTV FOX 17 2012 – 2015   DMA 28

  • Photojournalist  BELO / Gannett WHAS 11 News. 2012 DMA 49 

  • Assignment Manager– Multi-Media Journalist CorderlerraKOAA 5 News NBC 2010-2012 DMA 85

  • Photojournalist– Gray Communications / KKTV 11 News CBS 2008-2010 DMA 85

  • Writer – Photojournalist US ARMY CONTRACTOR Colorado Military News Group, Fort Carson, 4th Infantry Division 2006-2008  

  • Writer – Photojournalist Freedom Communications, Colorado Springs Gazette 2004-2006

  • Media RelationsMarketing Manager Tax Recovery Group 2001 – 2004 Colorado Springs CO

  • Freelance Print Photographer / Writer 1996 – 2009~ 2015-Present

  • Music Format On-Air Radio Announcer, News Reporter Salem Communications 1997 – 2000

  • Navy Mass CommunicationsSpecialist 1st Class Petty Officer 2000- 2006 Retired USS George Washington, USS Ronald Reagan, Public Affairs Officer Non-Commissioned Officer. Retired Honorable Discharge May 21 2006

  • Navy Photographers Mate / Navy Fleet Combat Camera 1st Class Petty Officer 1996 – 2000 Navy Reserve Center Denver, CO West Coast Carrier Assignments, Public Affairs Officer Non-Commissioned Officer

  • Navy Aviation Boatswains Mate1st Class Petty Officer 1981-1996 USS John F Kennedy, USS Abraham Lincoln, Non-Commissioned Officer


Colorado Springs DMA 90 KKTV CBS 11 / KOAA NBC 5

Louisville KY DMA 44 WHAS ABC 11 

Nashville TN DMA 26 WZTV FOX17 

Salt Lake City UT,  DMA 33 KTVX ABC4 Utah

Phoenix, AZ DMA 11 KNXV ABC15 Arizona

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