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 a public affairs program at 104.9 FM in Beverly, MA.
James also worked as an announcer at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio.
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. James Maroney Productions will release the documentary "Remembering The Elliott Chambers Fire, July 4, 1984” on a future date.
Maroney was the Senior Videographer/Editor for AT&T Broadband’s award-winning political magazine show, “New England Political Review” which covered politics in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Washington, DC.
On CN8 The Comcast Network James worked on a variety of programming from Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA. The shows included politics, entertainment, reality shows 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". And was nominated the same year for a second Emmy Award for his film photography.
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. He was recognized for a special award in 2021 for 25 years with EXYO, "Best in Film".
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, "You Gotta Love Marblehead" featuring inspirational Marbleheaders. In 2018 James created, "IMAGINATION: artist profiles" highlighting talented artist in the Marblehead community.
James won a national award from the 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
A Hometown ACM national award for "Marblehead Laser Fleet Racing on the Harbor", Leisure Sports and Recreation 2022.
Alliance for Community Media New England 1st Place Awards:
"Bocce at Marblehead Council on Aging", Sports Programming 2018
"Pride Flag Ceremony", Deversity Empowerment 2020
"Marblehead Youth News", Children & Youth 2020
"Marblehead Racial Justice Team March and Vigil", Community Impact 2021
"Summer Solstice Sunrise Celebration", Science, Health and Spirituality 2021
In the mid 80's Maroney established Jamar Productions, now James Maroney 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 2023.