Jim Valley is a National Murrow Award winning veteran broadcaster. He is the voice of The Portland WrestleCast and co-hosts the Pacific Rim podcast with Japan's leading author, journalist and historian Fumi Saito.
In 2020, Jim became extremely ill and spent five months in the hospital, coming very close to death.
Since 2012, in total, Jim is 6-0 against death. He's even had tshirts made that said "Jim Valley: The F***ing King of Recovery", after a doctor put that phrase verbatim in his official medical record. In addition to his work within the Wrestling Observer site, Jim is heavily involved in the Cauliflower Alley Club. Beyond pro wrestling, Jim is a proud husband to his amazing wife Kari and the couple host an audio travelogue, entitled The Best Trip Ever.