James Torrez is born and raised in South Florida, growing up in Lake Worth and he's happy to be back home! As a graduate from Park Vista High School, he easily navigates around and is deeply connected to his community.
James joins CBS12 News from WTVC in Chattanooga, TN, where for two and a half years, he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. In 2017, James was named Best TV News Reporter in Tennessee by the Associate Press. James is happy to trade back the mountains for the South Florida sun and become a part of the news team he's watched since he was a kid.
During his down time, you can find James at the beach or playing sports like soccer, volleyball and basketball. If he’s not kicking a ball at City Soccer downtown or enjoying the waves, James can be found spending time with his big family; he's the youngest of 9!
As a graduate of University of Florida, he holds a Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications-News. That means he's a huge supporter of all things Gators. He also spent a semester broad in Florence, Italy. Yes, he's bilingual; no, it's not in Italian, but in Spanish!
Have a news tip or a really great story? James would love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org.