WMUR TV Manchester
Jim Bartlett was a familiar face and voice on New Hampshire airwaves for many years. Born in Rochester, NY, he was a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. Prior to moving to New Hampshire he spent five years at WCCM in Lawrence, MA and was press secretary to Congressman Paul Cronin.
At WMUR TV Jim rose through the ranks to become the news director and primary anchor at Channel 9, though he was also a producer for many years. He stepped down as news director in 1985 but continued anchoring the 6 and 11PM newscasts until February 18, 1986.
In the winter of 1987 Jim and fellow news veteran Pete Morrison joined WFEA/WZID for news part-time while maintaining fulltime positions at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
James Wesley Bartlett died of a heart attack on July 27, 1994; he was 56.