James RiderSports Anchor / Reporter

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I'm excited about being back in Dayton. Growing up in the Miami Valley and graduating from Centerville High School are experiences I wouldn't trade for anything. From Centerville I went on to graduate from Ball State University. In case you didn't know that's the same alma mater as David Letterman, Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, and John Schnatter, the founder of Papa Johns pizza.

While I was in college I also interned in the sports department here at ABC 22 and FOX 45. After graduating from Ball State I was excited to start my career in nearby Lima, Ohio, at WLIO as a sports reporter and anchor.

I love the Miami Valley, especially because of Wright-Patt, which is what brought me to the area. My father served in the Air Force and because of that I was very fortunate in getting to travel and live in many different places. Ive lived from Virginia all the way to California and even across the pond in Germany and England.

I love any and all sports so please feel free to find me on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.