Longtime broadcast journalist Jim Paymar is joining Public Television. Paymar anchors and executive produces Long Island Business Report starting tonight at 10:30 on Channel 21/WLIW.
WLIW21’s new local production Long Island Business Report provides an in-depth look at what needs to be done to make Long Island a better place to live and work by exploring the economic and business trends that impact the nearly 3 million people who call Nassau and Suffolk counties home.
In the half-hour special, Paymar investigates the Fortune 1000 companies on Long Island, the cost of doing business, the cost of living, the state of Long Island’s infrastructure and the efforts to rebuild and revitalize its downtown areas.
“No future plans are confirmed at this time,” A WLIW/21 spokeswoman tells FishbowlNY. “We hope the viewer response to tonight’s premiere is positive.”
In his five decades in the TV business, Paymar made several New York stops. He was an anchor/correspondent at WNBC/Channel 4 in the mid 1990s. Paymar also had four-year stint at CNBC, ending in 2002.
In the early 1980s, Paymar was an anchor/reporter at WABC/Channel 7. Additionally, he had a brief appearance at WCBS/Channel 2.
A multiple local Emmy winner, Paymar also worked in Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Since 2002, he has been president and media trainer of his own Paymer Communications Group.