Jim Forman has been a reporter for KING 5 since 1990. For a decade Western Washington has turned to Jim Forman for on the scene coverage when news is breaking. From the front lines of wildfires to inside the police lines of the WTO riots, Forman has covered every major story of the 1990s, and now of the new millennium.
Forman has taken viewers live to the Los Angeles riots, the deadly Northridge earthquake, the O.J. Simpson trial, and the Malibu brush fires. Forman has also brought home to Western Washington the school shooting tragedies of Columbine and Springfield. He was there when killer arsonist Martin Pang was finally captured in Rio de Janeiro.
Forman was one of the last to abandon his post during the savage firestorm in Central Washington, giving viewers an unmatched view of the fast moving blaze; pictures that the experts have been studying to learn more about these deadly fires. He has interviewed presidents, political leaders from around the globe, and has been in foreign countries as governments fell.
At home in Western Washington, he has been to every corner of our state, in many communities, telling stories of accomplishment, innovation, and when tragedy strikes, looking for the story behind the story. Western Washington viewers recognize Forman's ability to bring the story home. For nine years running, he has been honored by viewers of KING 5's Evening Magazine as "Best Reporter".
Forman is one of the most respected journalists in the Pacific Northwest, honored with the prestigious Emmy award, the coveted Associated Press award and numerous other citations.
Forman started his television career in 1981 in upstate New York. He graduated from Ithaca College and signed on with WIXT in Syracuse. His career with NBC started when he was hired by WSTM-TV in Syracuse. Since then he has been a frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show, Nightly News, and MSNBC.
In his off time, Forman enjoys all the Northwest has to offer, whether it's on the water or on the slopes.