Jim Grimes


Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

Jim Grimes anchors KAKE News at 5, 6, and 10 o'clock. He joined the KAKE news team in Spring 2016 and now calls Wichita his home.  Jim has spent more than 25 years working in some of the nation’s top television markets.  

Early in his career, he reported live from Hurricane Andrew, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history.  Over the years, he's covered more than a dozen major storms including Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.  Jim has a long track record of covering big stories and he's provided live news coverage for numerous station groups and networks, reporting the attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the mass shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen Texas. 

Jim is originally from South Florida and graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington with a BA in Journalism.  He and his family have lived and worked in Ft Myers, West Palm Beach, Raleigh, Houston, Dallas and now Wichita.