Wes Sims is a longtime news professional. He currently works as the Manager of News and Information for Brigham Young University Broadcasting. In this position, he directs news operations for Classical 89 FM and produces programs for a show titled Thinking Aloud. He enjoys the opportunity to use his knowledge of the radio and television business to help aspiring journalists reach success.
Sims started his broadcast journalism legacy in 1967. Born during World War II in Terre Haute, Indiana, he lived in various states across the U.S. including Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, and North Carolina as a child. Before attending college, he wanted a career in religious broadcasting. But it wasn’t until he graduated college with a degree in Radio, Television and Film from Northwestern University’s School of Speech that he found his love for hard news.
In 1967, Sims worked as a production assistant for CBS in Chicago before landing his first reporting position in Lafayette, Indiana. There he was a reporter, producer, and anchor, operating the station more as a one-person news department. This job brought memorable interviews with well-known figures such as Richard Nixon and Bobby Kennedy.
After this time, Sims furthered his career by working in several different major television markets including Denver, Houston, and San Francisco. In 2005, he made the transition from TV to radio before coming to BYU in 2006.