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 Report: Legislative Grant Program Problems
July 6, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Legislative Grant Program Problems

The 2016 session of the General Assembly will be remembered, in part, as the year many Rhode Islanders got a ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Keeping Kids Tobacco-Free
June 15, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Keeping Kids Tobacco-Free

If you think you’ve heard everything about the dangers of smoking, just sit in on Jessica Walters’ class for half ...

The Hummel Report: Taking its Toll
June 1, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Taking its Toll

It is full steam ahead for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and by 2018 trucks entering the state can ...

The Hummel Report: Too Close for Comfort
May 18, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Too Close for Comfort

Five years ago the Rhode Island Department of Transportation repaved part of Route 116 in Smithfield. The state told everyone ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Heavenly Gingers
May 4, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Heavenly Gingers

Frank O’Donnell has been a professional comedian for more than three decades, appearing in front of hundreds of audiences like ...

The Hummel Report: Quarterly Update
April 20, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Quarterly Update

Editor’s Note: Jim Hummel’s quarterly roundup provides new information and developments on previous Hummel Report investigations. One Man’s Junk: Last ...

The Hummel Report: Homestead Hustle?
April 6, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Homestead Hustle?

It is 6:20 on a Tuesday morning and the Manzi family is already on the move. Stephanie Manzi, vice president ...

The Hummel Report: Improved Water Access
March 16, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Improved Water Access

Providence is a city surrounded — and divided — by water. But if you actually want to get to the ...

The Hummel Report: West Coventry Wind Turbines
March 2, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: West Coventry Wind Turbines

In a remote section of Western Coventry the foundations for 10 wind turbines are taking shape. Three of them are ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Telling Foster Kids They Matter
February 17, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Telling Foster Kids They Matter

If you think you have a lot of wrapping to do around the holidays, all you have to do is ...