Jim graduated from Upper Perk High School in 1999, and earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University in 2003. His broadcasting career began at West Chester, where he was the radio play-by-play announcer for West Chester's football and basketball teams, in addition to hosting a weekly, call-in sports talk show. After graduating from West Chester in 2003, Jim worked as a news reporter and anchor at WAEB-AM. He then went to Metro Traffic, where he got his start in television by providing traffic reports for 69 News. During his stint at Metro Traffic, Jim began working part-time for 69 Sports. In July of 2005, Jim joined the sports team full-time.
Jim has won awards from the Associated Press, along with award nominations from the Broadcast Education Association, and Pennsylvania Keystone Press.
In his spare time, Jim is active in his church and enjoys reading, watching and playing sports, playing piano, and spending time with his wife Kelly and their three children. And yes, Jim Vaughn is the son of 69 News anchor Rob Vaughn.