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Jim Braun is a wire editor, where he assembles all of the non-local news — state, nation, international, business and health. Before joining the news copy desk, he spent about half of his 28-year career at The Californian in the sports department. There, he was a copy editor, page designer and reporter. In addition to general assignment work, he was The Californian’s beat reporter for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders for 12 years and Los Angeles Rams for nine years, and also covered college football, major league baseball, and was the newspaper’s reporter/columnist at the 1994 World Cup.
Jim is a Chicago native and is a lifelong White Sox fan even though he grew up in the northern suburbs -- Cubs’ territory. Before heading west, he was a staff writer and sports editor at Lerner Newspapers (later Pulitzer Newspapers), a weekly and bi-weekly group of papers in Chicago and its suburbs where he was a page designer, copy editor, reporter and columnist.
Jim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, so he can tell you what a Saluki is. On the night of his 21st birthday, he was in Ames, Iowa, covering the school’s NCAA championship in men's gymnastics.
Jim has an MBA degree from Cal State Bakersfield.