|Portrayed by Dan Bucatinsky|
|Residence:||Georgetown, Washington, D.C.|
BNC Field Reporter
|Significant Other(s):||Cyrus Beene (husband)|
|Portrayed by:||Dan Bucatinsky|
|First appearance:||Enemy of the State|
|Latest appearance:||White Hat's Back On|
James Novak is Cyrus Beene's journalist husband. He was recently offered a job at BNC.
When James met Cyrus he was a reporter following the Grant campaign. At the time Cyrus wasn't ready to come out of the closet; after getting into the The White House Cyrus proposed to James promising him a house, a garden and a baby. (Happy Birthday, Mr. President) Because Cyrus hadn't help up with his end of the bargain - giving James a baby - James decided to go back to work. His old boss at The DC Times offered him his old job; James became the "Chief White House Correspondent for The DC Times.
When Cyrus learned that James was getting to close to learning the truth about Defiance with the assistance of David Rosen he procured a baby girl for James in order to get him to stop working. (One For the Dog) This lasted for almost a year until BNC offered James a job as an on-air live Field Reporter; with his first assignment being a one-on-one interview the First Lady Mellie Grant, the interview where Mellie revealed that her husband - the president of the united states - was having an affair. (A Woman Scorned)
James later learned that Mellie got him the job and personally requested him for the interview to not only hurt Fitz but Cyrus as well. James devisated didn't want to believe what Cyrus was telling him but finally he realized it all made sense. (Any Questions?)
- 2x02 - The Other Woman
- 2x05 - All Roads Lead to Fitz
- 2x06 - Spies Like Us
- 2x07 - Defiance
- 2x08 - Happy Birthday, Mr. President
- 2x09 - Blown Away
- 2x10 - One For the Dog
- 2x13 - Nobody Like Babies
- 2x14 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
- 2x18 - Molly, You in Danger, Girl
- 2x20 - A Woman Scorned
- 2x21 - Any Questions?
- 2x22 - White Hat's Back On