Jim Olson has spent most of his life in broadcasting and news. His father owned a radio station in Minnesota, giving Jim a head-start on learning the business. He got into television with Reiten TV in the mid-1980s, working in sports, weather, and news. In the early 1990s, Jim was named news director of KXMC-TV in Minot, a position he has held ever since.
Under new owners, Nexstar Broadcasting, Jim continues to lead the Minot newsroom and is also now the station manager of KXMC. Jim and his wife Lori have three children and seven grandchildren.