James Shott is a 4th generation member of a media family dating back to 1893, when his great grandfather established the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that serves southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. He has worked in broadcast news as a weather and news reporter, and as a news anchor, and was editor and publisher of a community newspaper for 14 years.
Since 2008 James has written an op-ed for the local daily his family owned and operated until 1985, and several online sites. He classifies himself as a "conservatarian," a blend of conservative and libertarian principles.
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