Jim Kingsland had business news in his blood. He worked for every major financial media company, including Bloomberg LP, from 1992 to 2006. Kingsland died this week at age 49 after a long illness.
He had severe diabetes, which led to a liver transplant several years ago. His eyesight was poor and his pancreas was compromised.
At Bloomberg for much of the time, he was news director at WBBR.
Wes Richards was host of Bloomberg on the Weekends.
“He had the right stuff, he did the right thing,” Richards tells FishbowlNY. “He was a pleasure to work for and work with and an island of calm and rationality in a sea of chaos.”
Kingsland bookended Bloomberg with FNN/CNBC and Fox Business Network from 2007 to 2010 as assignment editor.
The business journalist also had a passion for numismatics–the study of currency–founding JK Numismatics in November 2006, according to his LinkedIn page.
Kingsland worked at a pair of small suburban stations early in his career. He also was a 1010 WINS traffic reporter via Shadow Traffic in the mid 1980s.
Jim is survived by his wife, Melissa, and three children, Rachel, Benjamin, and Nathan.
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