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

Tax Trumping
March 15, 2012 1 commentby

Tax Trumping

As RI liquor stores continue to suffer losses, legislators & MADD debate tax free days Take a ride down Route ...

Battle for the Bay
March 1, 2012 No Commentby

Battle for the Bay

Save the Bay’s Jonathan Stone turns up heat on polluter The mission seemed pretty straightforward. Three years ago, a new ...

Pinned Down
February 16, 2012 34 commentsby

Pinned Down

Prov School Dept releases hold on high school wrestlers after educator goes public It has been an amazing transformation over ...

$20K & an SUV
February 16, 2012 No Commentby

$20K & an SUV

Budget trimming decision leads to state squandering resources It is prime real estate, in a place where parking spots are ...

Lock & Key
February 2, 2012 5 commentsby

Lock & Key

Charter School head cited for chaining emergency exits while children in class’ It is just after 7 a.m. and students ...

The Blame Game
January 19, 2012 No Commentby

The Blame Game

RI D.O.T. points finger at contractor in Barrignton Bridge debaucle. Contractor says delays, cost overages cuased by D.O.T.’s lack of ...

Total Recall
January 19, 2012 No Commentby

Total Recall

Fall River Mayor Flanagan faces potential recall, after promoting Michael Coogan, a man facing charges in Rhode Island for allegations ...

Year in Review
January 5, 2012 No Commentby

Year in Review

As we head into 2012, the Hummel Report brings you new information on some of the investigations from 2011, and ...

Political Will
January 5, 2012 No Commentby

Political Will

Angel Taveras had heard it all before. Taveras is a nice guy. A smart guy. But he’s not tough enough. ...