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

A Dog's Special Role in the Family
March 1, 2014 No Commentby

A Dog’s Special Role in the Family

Dog detects high and low blood sugar Like many boys, Matt Tokarski always wanted a dog. Last summer, Matt, his twin ...

HealthSourceRI Enrollment Problems
March 1, 2014 No Commentby

HealthSourceRI Enrollment Problems

Mike Kelly’s experience with The Hummel Report The million dollar advertising campaign is one that you probably have seen on ...

A Pricey Way To Do Your Business
February 18, 2014 No Commentby

A Pricey Way To Do Your Business

It is the building where many Rhode Islanders got their first driver’s license or had a car registered. The old ...

Get Me to the School on Time
February 4, 2014 No Commentby

Get Me to the School on Time

A Providence elementary school introduces a new initiative that focuses on school absences and  aims to get children, who walk ...

Curling -- Like Chess on Ice
February 4, 2014 No Commentby

Curling — Like Chess on Ice

 Editor’s note:  With the Winter Olympics taking center stage for the month of February, Jim Hummel gets a primer on ...

A Plate Switch Scandal
January 21, 2014 No Commentby

A Plate Switch Scandal

Every school day, just after 8 o’clock, Gail Johnson leaves for her job as a crossing guard for the city ...

It's Undebatable -- Debate Is Good For Kids
January 4, 2014 No Commentby

It’s Undebatable — Debate Is Good For Kids

It is a coup d’état of sorts on a Saturday in late October — a peaceful coup as dozens of ...

The Hummel Report Year-End Wrap-Up
January 3, 2014 No Commentby

The Hummel Report Year-End Wrap-Up

As we head into 2014, the Hummel Report has updates on a handful of investigations from 2013 – and in ...

Update on Gano Street Parking Lot
December 17, 2013 No Commentby

Update on Gano Street Parking Lot

It’s taken seven years — and last month’s Hummel Report investigation — for the city of Providence to take two ...

Who’s at Fault for the Asphalt?
December 5, 2013 No Commentby

Who’s at Fault for the Asphalt?

 For neighbors living near two asphalt plants in Coventry, it is a steady drumbeat of sounds six days a week, ...