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Jim Briggs

Jim Briggs

Lead Sound Designer, Engineer & Composer

Biography

Jim Briggs III is the lead sound designer, engineer and composer for Reveal. He supervises post-production and composes original music for the public radio show and podcast. He also leads Reveal's efforts in composition for data sonification and live performances.

Prior to joining Reveal in 2014, Briggs mixed and recorded for clients such as WNYC Studios, NPR, the CBC and American Public Media. Credits include “Marketplace,” “Selected Shorts,” “Death, Sex & Money,” “The Longest Shortest Time,” NPR’s “Ask Me Another,” “Radiolab,” “Freakonomics Radio” and “Soundcheck.” He also was the sound re-recording mixer and sound editor for several PBS television documentaries, including “American Experience: Walt Whitman,” the 2012 Tea Party documentary "Town Hall" and “The Supreme Court” miniseries. His music credits include albums by R.E.M., Paul Simon and Kelly Clarkson.

Briggs' work with Reveal has been recognized with an Emmy Award (2016) and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2018, 2019). Previously, he was part of the team that won the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for its work on WNYC’s hourlong documentary special “Living 9/11.” He has taught sound, radio and music production at The New School and Eugene Lang College and has a master's degree in media studies from The New School. Briggs is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Criminal Justice

Pushed out

Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked.

Nov 19, 2019
Accountability

Pardon me

The inquiry into President Donald Trump brings memories of Richard Nixon and the pardon that changed history. Also, how the pardons system broke down.

Nov 2, 2019
Kept Out

Homewreckers

After the housing bust, these men destroyed the American dream of homeownership. Learn how the Homewreckers did it and meet a woman who fought back.

Oct 19, 2019
Inequality

Losing ground

On this episode, Reveal investigates the claim of Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, who says the USDA treated him unfairly because of his race.

Oct 12, 2019
The Trump Era

Commander-in-tweet

These days, a presidential tweet can dictate the news cycle for days on end. But is it driving us to distraction?

Sep 28, 2019