A former Huntington man has been named a vice president of a foundation that supports journalism, community projects and the arts.
James Brady, who graduated from Huntington High School in 1985, was named vice president/journalism of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He will start in the new job on Aug. 30.
He will bring more than 30 years experience in all aspects of journalism to his new position. With newspapers seeing a significant decline in readership and digital journalism still defining itself, Brady has been on the leading edge of change. He has worked for WashingtonPost.com, led the strategy and management of the 75 daily newspapers, 292 non-daily publications and 341 online sites owned by Journal Register Company and MediaNews Group. He also founded a number of local digital news operations, and has worked in the product, revenue, sales and news aspects of the operations.
Huntington is more than just a fond memory for Brady, who said he still has friends in town, including Greenlawn and Centerport. “Every time I come back to Huntington, it seems as if places are going away, but there are always a couple of places in town” that he likes to visit, mentioning getting a slice at DiRaimo Pizzeria and checking out the many restaurants along Main Street