By Jim Cross Originally published: Jul 13, 2012 - 3:11 pm
Jim Cross Reporter
Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with
KTAR July 4, 1999.
Family: Wife, daughter, grandson
Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, and any food
Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside,
Favorite news memory: The Wallow Fire in 2011
became the largest fire in state history.
Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is
the second largest fire in Arizona. The 2007
Southern California Firestorm and being at
Sky Harbor Airport when the first plane
lifted off several days after 9-11. Seeing
the American flag on the tail of the Salt
Lake City-bound Delta airliner as it took off
still gives me goosebumps.
Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John
Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff
Bridges -- which was outstanding --, Lonesome
First job: Spinning records at KLER Radio
Orofino, Idaho 1980.
First concert: KISS/Cheap Trick 1977 Spokane,
Sports Teams: Washington State University
Cougars, The University of Montana Grizzlies
and Texas Rangers.
Outside interests: Sports, camping, fishing,
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