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Two Main Street with David James is WNIN's flagship public affairs program in our station on Evansville's riverfront. The program features lively one on one interviews conducted by one of the area's most well known journalists.

David James Inducted Into Broadcasters Hall Of Fame

John Gibson

WNIN’s David James is among the latest members of the Indiana Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. 

James David Longest began his journalism career at Bosse High School before moving on to the University of Evansville, WGBF radio, and eventually a local TV station – as told through a video at Thursday’s induction…

"Still lucky to work in his hometown, David joined the small WFIE TV news team as a reporter, and after a few months became the main news anchor in 1974 at age 25.  The young anchor soon covered the biggest story in his career: the University of Evansville plane crash that took the lives of the entire basketball team."

During an onstage interview at an IBA luncheon in Carmel, Indiana, David was asked why he stuck with journalism…

"I want to know things first and I like to talk to people. And I want to learn things. I want to learn something new every day."

David also had advice for young journalists: stay curious and keep asking questions.

He said there’s usually more than two sides to any story.

David James now works part-time at WNIN and hosts the weekly interview program, Two Main Street.

Credit John Gibson
David James with his wife, Susan Longest, after being inducted into the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Carmel, Indiana.