Jim Hummel

Jim Hummel

Bio:

Jim Hummel is the founder and executive director of The Hummel Report, a non-profit investigative reporting website that focuses on exposing government waste and corruption in Rhode Island. The Hummel Report marked its fourth anniversary in October. Jim began his professional reporting career in 1982 with The Providence Journal, where he spent 13 years as a reporter and editor. He moved to ABC6-TV in 1995, where he became chief reporter and resurrected the station's popular franchise ``You Paid For It.'' He won the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting in 2007. He left the station in 2008, but won the Associated Press Award for investigative reporting in 2010 and 2011 after launching his website. Jim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in journalism and political. He lives in Barrington with his wife, Wendy, and their 16-year-old twins, Cameron and Alexandra.

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Articles by Jim Hummel

Hummel Report: New Rotary at CCRI
September 20, 2017 No Commentby

Hummel Report: New Rotary at CCRI

Anyone who has visited CCRI’s Warwick campus in the morning knows the drill: A line of cars backed up on ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Westerly Library
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Westerly Library

On one of the prettiest afternoons of the summer, more than a dozen children gathered under a sprawling magnolia tree ...

The Hummel Report: Do We Need an Inspector General?
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Do We Need an Inspector General?

Figuring out a way to close an annual budget deficit has become a familiar challenge at the Rhode Island State ...

The Hummel Report: Age Is Just a Number ... 'Til it Isn't
August 2, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Age Is Just a Number … ‘Til it Isn’t

Jean Philippe Barros is in his second term as a state representative, after serving three terms on the Pawtucket City ...

The Hummel Report: Mid-Year Update
July 19, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Mid-Year Update

Editor’s note: Jim Hummel has a mid-year update with new information on a handful of his investigations. Office with a ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: The CVS Health Charity Classic
July 5, 2017 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: The CVS Health Charity Classic

It is the golf, of course, that has been the draw for the better part of the past two decades. ...

The Hummel Report: Budget Decisions for RI
June 14, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Budget Decisions for RI

Heading into the homestretch of this year’s session, the general assembly has some particularly tough budget decisions to make after ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Stadium Theatre Expands
May 31, 2017 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Stadium Theatre Expands

On the third weekend in May, The Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket was a busy place, as it is most weekends ...

The Hummel Report: How Clean Is Clean Enough?
May 17, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: How Clean Is Clean Enough?

The science tells us that Narragansett Bay has not been this clean in 150 years. The days of floating debris ...

RI Spotlight: Nowell Academy
May 3, 2017 No Commentby

RI Spotlight: Nowell Academy

On a Friday afternoon, at the end of the school day, Gioconda Ruiz and Krissia Barraza head out the back ...