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

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 ...

Hummel Report: Politics in Town Manager Choice
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Hummel Report: Politics in Town Manager Choice

Immediately after North Kingstown’s new town council took over in early December it had an important – and pressing – ...

RI Spotlight:
April 4, 2017 No Commentby

RI Spotlight: “Go Red” for women’s heart health

It was all shades of red as far as the eye could see across the 5th floor ballroom of the ...

The Hummel Report: Breaking Ground at Browning Mill Pond
March 15, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Breaking Ground at Browning Mill Pond

On an unusually warm day in February, Browning Mill Pond in Exeter proved to be a popular place for visitors ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Books Are Wings
March 1, 2017 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Books Are Wings

The sea of children’s books stretched across lunch tables lined up at the cafeteria of an elementary school in Central ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South County
February 15, 2017 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South County

From a horse rescue operation in Saunderstown to the restoration of an historic grist mill in South Kingstown to a rolling ...

The Hummel Report: Tax Train
February 1, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Tax Train

It may have been the largest number of people ever to visit the Wickford Junction Train Station: That opening day ...

The Hummel Report: New Assembly Members
January 11, 2017 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: New Assembly Members

The first day of a General Assembly session is much like the start of baseball’s spring training. The veterans catch ...

The Hummel Report: Working for the People of Scituate
December 14, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Working for the People of Scituate

In a traditionally very blue state, the town of Scituate, Rhode Island, has been an outlier. In fact, the Republican Party ...