James Wilcox

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Previous Experience

As one of the area’s most experienced broadcasters, James has had a passion for sharing stories, including of those who lost loved ones, doctors, and top government officials, including the director of the CDC and chairman of the FDA.

Throughout his career, James has sat down with Presidential candidates, members of congress, Olympic athletes, and numerous entertainers and celebrities ranging from stars of the Brady Bunch to the Backstreet Boys.

James says he’s most proud of the relationships he’s formed with the everyday people he’s reported on, and for some help to bring positive change.


James Wilcox joined ABC 6 News in 2009. He grew up in Brownsdale, graduated from Hayfield High School, and received a degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University.

James began his TV news career at ABC 6 News while still in high school. He then anchored at ABC 6 News from 2009 -2017. Since then, he has spent time at TV stations in New York, Nebraska, and Minnesota before returning home in 2022.

Personal Interests

Outside of news, James is interested in real estate and currently owns two rental properties. He’s happy to be back home and proud to be at the ABC 6 anchor desk again doing what he loves most- bringing you the news.

You can watch James weeknights anchoring ABC 6 News at 5 p.m. and co-anchoring ABC 6 News at 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. with Laura Lee.  If you have any story ideas you can email him at james.wilcox@kaaltv.com or message him on social media.