Jim Hummel

Jim Hummel
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.

Articles by Jim Hummel

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 ...

The Hummel Report: Paying for Wickford Sewers
November 30, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Paying for Wickford Sewers

Wickford is one of the prettiest villages in Rhode Island, in part because it’s on the water. Because of that ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Thanking the Veterans
November 16, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Thanking the Veterans

One by one they all heard their names called. Some answered that call in a wheelchair. Others carrying a cane. ...

The Hummel Report: A Metal Muddle
November 2, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: A Metal Muddle

The four-story brick building has been a fixture between Allens Avenue and the Providence waterfront since 1899. Patrick Conley bought ...

The Hummel Report: An Investment Is in the Sewer
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: An Investment Is in the Sewer

The proposal was aimed at helping businesses in North Kingstown. And in 2009, voters there approved it, giving the green light ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Feeding Starving Kids
October 5, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Feeding Starving Kids

The production schedule at a factory in the heart of the Quonset Business Park is unrelenting. Then again, the need ...

The Hummel Report: Wind in West Warwick
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Wind in West Warwick

It was not a job for anybody with a fear of heights. More than 400 feet up, workers headed into the ...