Who Was Traffic Jam Jimmy Aka James Uhrin? Baltimore Television Icon Dies At 65

( Source : The-Sun )


Traffic Jam Jimmy Death has brought clouds to many faces. He was a beloved Baltimore broadcaster. Learn what we know about it.

Longtime Baltimore television personality James Uhrin, known to Fox 45 viewers as "Traffic Jam Jimmy," died Saturday night, the station said.

Sinead Hawkins, the editor of Fox 45, said Uhrin died of a heart attack on Saturday.

Uhrin began working at the station in 1976 and first debuted on Baltimore television screens as Mondy the Sea Monster on the "Captain Chesapeake" show.

Who Was Traffic Jam Jimmy Aka James Uhrin? 

 James Uhrin was a Broadcasting legend James Uhrin, known in Baltimore as “Traffic Jam” Jimmy,

In the "Captain Chesapeake" episode, Uhrin first appeared as Mondy the Sea Monster in the Baltimore area.

As he steered traffic around the Baltimore beltway each morning, he earned the moniker "Traffic Jam" Jimmy.

During his time at FOX 45, Uhrin worked in a variety of capacities, including directing, editing, and recording advertisements.

In 1976, Uhrin began working at FOX45. He was a student at Julian Smith's Sinclair Broadcast Group electronics school.

He started working part-time for Smith and helped build FOX 45. In 2012, Uhrin joined the news team. He covered community events and helped drivers navigate the difficult morning commute.

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James Uhrin Death Cause And Obituary

James Uhrin's Death Cause was shared to be a heart attack.

Fans expressed their sympathies on social media on Saturday.

T.J. Smith, a podcaster, media relations expert, and former Baltimore mayoral candidate said Uhrin was "as Baltimore as they come."

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he was "devastated" to learn of the broadcaster's death on Twitter. Uhrin was last seen by the governor approximately a month ago during their annual Maryland Day interview in front of the State House.

"His distinctive wit, irrepressible passion, and love for Baltimore and our state will be sorely missed," Hogan tweeted.

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