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

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 ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Bristol Art Museum on Main
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Bristol Art Museum on Main

Downtown Bristol is about as close to Main Street USA as you’ll ever get. And for two centuries Linden Place ...

The Hummel Report: Safe Routes to School
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Safe Routes to School

Bike racks outside an elementary school in Barrington, along with a dedicated bike lane to get there. A special crosswalk bisecting ...

The Hummel Report: The Newport Ferry's Future
August 17, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: The Newport Ferry’s Future

Nearly half an hour before its first run of the day, the new Providence-to-Newport ferry is just about full. The ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Keeping People WARM
August 3, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Keeping People WARM

It is the food, of course, that has drawn in tens of thousands of people over the past three decades. ...

The Hummel Report: Bullying in Warwick's Norwood Elementary
July 20, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Bullying in Warwick’s Norwood Elementary

For half a century Norwood Elementary has been a fixture for families in the northern end of Warwick. And it’s ...