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James Protzman

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September 22, 1950 Richmond, VA Chapel Hill, NC


James Protzman is a prominent liberal blogger in North Carolina. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's journalism school, he worked in marketing and public relations for two decades before helping found the group blog BlueNC in 2006. Under the screen name Anglico, he writes about state and federal politics from a liberal perspective on BlueNC and elsewhere on the Internet. A former longtime Democrat, he recently reregistered as an unaffiliated voter. 


His screen name comes from Second Anglico, a unit he was stationed with at Camp LeJeune. 



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Jane Brown
Son, Alex Protzman; daughter, Lily Brown

James Protzman is a prominent liberal blogger in North Carolina and co-founder of BlueNC.

Early Life and Education

James Protzman was born Sept. 22, 1950, in Richmond, Va. His father was an enlisted man in the Navy.

He grew up on Navy bases and in Virginia.

After high school, he went to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1968.

He then spent five years in the Navy. His final tour of duty was at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.

He then attended the UNC-Chapel Hill, earning a master of arts in journalism and mass communication in 1980. 

Professional Career

After graduate school, Protzman worked for three years as marketing director of North Carolina public television.

In 1982, he started FGI, a marketing research and polling company that did work for Central Carolina Bank, Piedmont Airlines, Nations Bank and various consumer products. The company's name stood for Four Guys Inc.

The company's advertising business was later merged with Capital Strategies, a Raleigh firm now known as Capstrat.

Protzman worked with Capstrat until 2007 as head of strategy.

He currently works as a freelance corporate communications writer for an unspecified global professional services firm.

Political Activity

Protzman and his wife have served as fundraisers for a number of North Carolina politicians, including Gov. Mike Easley, Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and John Kerry's 2004 campaign.

In 2006, he and two other bloggers started BlueNC, a collectively produced Web site featuring progressive blogs from around North Carolina. 

Until recently, he blogged under the screen name Anglico.

Research and reporting by Ryan Teague Beckwith. 


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Naval Academy
Graduated: 1968
master of arts
UNC-Chapel Hill
Graduated: 1980


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