James Starks is a member of the 13 ON YOUR SIDE Mornings ensemble cast in Grand Rapids, Mich.
He has covered the World Series, NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft and many other major sporting events as a sports anchor and reporter for KPRC in the Houston, Texas area. Prior to moving to Houston, Starks covered the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference extensively at TEGNA sister station WLTX in Columbia, SC.
Starks is Toledo, Ohio, born and raised. He was a former two-sport athlete at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and two-time All-American and captain of the football team. He then signed a free agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals before going overseas to continue his career with the Ancona (Italy) Dolphins.
Starks possesses an enormous passion for education and all kinds of music. Challenge him to name that tune and he could probably do it!