Local 4 News Reporter
Updated On: Apr 19 2012 02:14:26 PM EDT
Jim Kiertzner, a Michigan television veteran and an Emmy-winning investigative reporter and news anchor, joined the Local 4 News team in October 2006.
His journalistic work has cleared a young man of murder, changed state law and led to a voters' decision to recall the mayor of Flint.
He has won numerous awards from the Associated Press, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, United Press International and a Michigan School Bell Award from the MEA and four Emmy awards. He also won the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for live coverage of the Wayne furniture store explosion in 2011.
During the summer of 2006, Jim was based in New York City while working as a field producer with Michael Moore and his movie "Sicko."
Prior to moving to metro Detroit, he spent 20 years as an investigative reporter and anchor at WNEM-TV in Flint/Saginaw and three years as anchor and investigative reporter at WSMH-TV in Flint/Saginaw.
He started his career while in high school in 1973 in Sioux City, Iowa, and worked his way through college in his hometown at Briar Cliff University. "I would anchor the morning news on KCAU-TV and then attend classes," Jim said. "And it wasn't easy because my major was business administration, at the urging of my father, who was a stock broker."
Jim's own pride and joy is his daughter Kelly, who graduates in May 2012 from Michigan State University and will attend law school in the fall.
* Most recent book read: "War on the Middle Class", written by Lou Dobbs, a CNN anchor. "It fits many things that are happening to the auto industry and Michigan during the last several years," he said.
* Favorite movie: "All the President's Men."
If you would like to contact Jim, e-mail him at email@example.com