James F. Goodmon, Jr. (“Jimmy”) is a life-long broadcaster with a passion for the business. He has spent the last 25 years working in various roles at multiple CBC entities.
Starting as a 16-year old camera operator for WRAL-TV’s 5 a.m. news, Jimmy Goodmon’s career path has spanned a multitude of television and radio station functions. From promotions, programming, and operations to selling radio and television advertising, he has spent his career working in various roles at multiple Capitol Broadcasting Company entities.
On September 4, 2017, Jimmy Goodmon was named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Capitol Broadcasting Company. In the new role Jimmy assumes operational responsibility for all Capitol Broadcasting Company divisions.
Jimmy becomes the fourth generation of his family to hold the title of CBC President, following in the footsteps of his father Jim, great-uncle Fred Fletcher, and company founder A.J. Fletcher—Jimmy’s great-grandfather.
Prior to his election as President, Jimmy served 12 years as Vice President & General Manager of CBC New Media Group, where he developed a successful vision and strategy for emerging media business opportunities.
Specifically, Goodmon managed WRAL.com, Capitol’s digital channel initiatives including three MDTV channels, and Albright Digital, a digital solutions provider that aids car dealers with Internet marketing.
He also successfully developed and spun out News Over Wireless (now StepLeader, Inc.), a mobile solutions provider that powers mobile platforms for over 300 TV and radio stations across the country.
Jimmy was also responsible for strategic acquisitions, investments and start up projects for the company. In addition to the digital initiatives, Goodmon served as Vice President & General Manager of Sunrise Broadcasting, a five-station radio group, and WILM-TV–both located in Wilmington, NC. He also oversaw the operations of WRAL-FM and Microspace Communications–both located in Raleigh, NC.
Jimmy Goodmon is a member of Capitol Broadcasting’s Board of Directors and serves on the company’s Executive Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Mobile 500 Alliance.
In addition to his broadcast interests Jimmy is active in the community, serving on numerous boards, including the Salvation Army of Wake County and the National Salvation Army, UNC Rex Leadership Council, Duke Raleigh Hospital, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Health Services, the Achievement School, and the AJ Fletcher Foundation. He is chair-elect of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee.
Jimmy is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Anna and three sons Fletcher, Watson, Walker and daughter Frances.