Jim Popkin is a strategic advisor to business leaders representing key sectors of the American economy. His experience serving as both a manager and on-air reporter at one of the country’s preeminent news organizations gives him a unique perspective in shaping public opinion and reputation management.
For 14 years, Popkin served in several high-ranking positions at NBC News in Washington, DC. He was a Senior Investigative Producer, and oversaw a team of correspondents and producers that broke major stories for NBC News on politics, Wall Street scandals, defense, and intelligence and law-enforcement controversies. He also was an on-air correspondent, and his stories appeared on NBC’s TODAY show, the NBC Nightly News, CNBC and MSNBC.
Popkin created the award-winning NBC News Investigative Unit. He began his television career as an Investigative Correspondent for WRC-TV in Washington. He has won four national Emmy awards for outstanding journalism, two Edward R. Murrow Awards and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. The American Journalism Review profiled him as one of Washington’s “most enterprising journalists.”
Popkin frequently writes for magazines, and his articles and reports have appeared in the Washington Post, WIRED, Newsweek, Slate, The Guardian, Washingtonian, U.S. News & World Report and on National Public Radio. To check out his latest stories, please visit www.jimpopkin.com.
Popkin received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and a Masters of Studies in Law from the Yale Law School.