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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

Accountability

Take no prisoners

In the carnage that followed the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, top military commanders hoped one incident would be concealed.

Dec 28, 2019

When Lighting the Voids

This investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.

Dec 21, 2019
Criminal Justice

When Tasers fail

In police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.

Dec 7, 2019
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