BTJA Member Profile

James "Herc" Kozak

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An entertainment journalist for more than a quarter century, James “Herc” Kozak began his career in print, laboring as editor and film critic for Boxoffice Magazine before embarking on his long stint as editor-in-chief of the national motion picture monthly In Focus. A longtime contributor to pioneering entertainment news website Ain’t It Cool News, Herc was named its TV editor in 2000 and became a charter member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association a decade later. He began regularly contributing film and television reviews to Southern California’s NewsTalk 1180 KERN-AM in 2012 and serves as guest critic on PBS’ weekly television series “Just Seen It.” A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he shares his Las Vegas home with his beloved wife Ana and beloved poodle Kayleigh.