Biography

James Maroney is an Emmy Award-winning photographer who has been creating video productions since 1984.


One of his first endeavors was creating and producing, “North Shore Perspectives” a magazine show for Continental Cablevision. The award-winning show covered cultural and historical events on the North Shore of Boston, airing on cable TV stations in 25 communities.


Maroney also created “Eye on the Town” and the off-beat TV show, “Hitting the Streets with Jill and Jim”, which gained popularity in the local community thanks to his dear friend Jill Stark.


In addition, he was a disc jockey at WNSH radio in Salem, MA, spinning 50’s and 60’s music. He then worked his way up to the stations morning drive-time slot as the announcer for a news magazine show. He's also hosted at public affairs program at 104.9 FM in Beverly, MA.

James also worked as an announcer at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio. And for a few summers he was the field announcer for Myopia Polo in South Hamilton, MA.


Maroney’s proudest accomplishment is the Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial, dedicated in July 2010 at the site of a rooming house fire that took the lives of 15 souls on July 4, 1984. Maroney collaborated with then-City Councilor  John Burke and Amanda Mazzaglia, forming the non-profit memorial foundation. In 2018 James Maroney Video Productions will release the documentary, Forgotten Souls: “Remember the Elliott Chambers Fire” produced by James.

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Maroney was the Senior Videographer/Editor for AT&T Broadband’s award-winning political magazine show, “New England Political Review” which covered politics throughout New England, Washington, DC and Presidential Primary’s in New Hampshire.


With The Comcast Network James worked on a variety of programming from Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA. The shows included politics, entertainment, home improvement and marketing promotions for Comcast. In 2007 Mr. Maroney won a New England Emmy Award for his photography on the home improvement show, "American Builder".


Since 1996 Mr. Maroney has been producing videos for the non-profit creative arts program, Express Yourself, Inc. Express Yourself changes the lives of underserved youth for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and performs at the Wang Theatre in Boston each spring. James is responsible for creating all of the video promotions for Express Yourself.


In February 2014 James was hired by MHTV, Marblehead Community Access and Media, Inc., located in the beautiful seaside town of Marblehead, Massachusetts 17 miles north of Boston. He's currently the Production Manager at MHTV, responsible for creating a variety of programs highlighting the rich history of Marblehead. James oversees shows ranging from Marblehead Youth News, studio talk shows and Veterans' Stories. In 2017 Maroney premiered his latest creation as host of, "You Gotta Love Marblehead"! featuring inspirational Marbleheaders.


James was honored to be the winner of a national award from Alliance for Community Media in the spring of 2017 for his documentary on the Fraternal Order of Cranks in Marblehead. Here's the link to the film. https://vimeo.com/174682710


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In the mid 80's Maroney established Jamar Productions, now James Maroney Video Productions. One of his latest projects includes the upcoming Elliott Chambers Fire documentary. In additon he creates videos for business websites, historical documentaries and various non-profit educational programs. Stay tuned for some exciting documentary films premiering in 2018.


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