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 Spotlight: Mobile Loaves and Fishes
April 18, 2013 10 commentsby

The Hummel Spotlight: Mobile Loaves and Fishes

The truck is running 15 minutes late on this snowy Saturday in February, but those gathered at a park in ...

As the Stories  Continue to Unfold This month: Major developments on a handful of our Hummel Report investigations.
April 2, 2013 74 commentsby

As the Stories Continue to Unfold This month: Major developments on a handful of our Hummel Report investigations.

Plate-gate In December we reported that the school superintendent in Portsmouth had been driving with an out-of-state license plate for ...

The Hummel Report: Small Business Owners Navigate Unfriendly RI Tax Waters
March 19, 2013 3 commentsby

The Hummel Report: Small Business Owners Navigate Unfriendly RI Tax Waters

Like thousands of small businesses in Rhode Island, Wilfrid’s Seafood in Woonsocket faces a full menu of taxes and fees ...

Hummel Report: Shaping Young Minds Through Soccer
March 5, 2013 8 commentsby

Hummel Report: Shaping Young Minds Through Soccer

On a Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock – when most kids would want to be anywhere but school – dozens ...

Hummel Report: The Law Of Wind
March 5, 2013 9 commentsby

Hummel Report: The Law Of Wind

Some call it an attractive energy source: renewable and sustainable. Others say wind energy is expensive and inconsistent, needing government ...

Unemployment Unattainable
February 6, 2013 24 commentsby

Unemployment Unattainable

To File, or Not to File (Online) A total rehab of the hardwoods at a house in Barrington was welcome ...

Investigative Updates
January 10, 2013 2 commentsby

Investigative Updates

      Editor’s note: As we head into the New Year, The Hummel Report has new information and developments on ...

Not Registering
January 10, 2013 4 commentsby

Not Registering

PORTSMOUTH – Lynn Krizic arrived in the summer of 2011 to become the town’s new school superintendent – a fresh ...

The Hummel Report
December 10, 2012 1 commentby

The Hummel Report

You’re Fired! The ex-head of Providence Water conceals one key detail from her new employer A year ago this month ...

The Hummel Report
December 10, 2012 11 commentsby

The Hummel Report

In the Hot Seat The alarm is sounded on Pawtucket Fire Marshall Steven Parent Captain Steven Parent is a 25-year ...