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: An Environmental Threat to the Bay
February 3, 2016 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: An Environmental Threat to the Bay

Save the Bay’s Tom Kutcher spends a lot of time on the water. As the organization’s baykeeper, one of his ...

Hummel Report: Year-End Updates
January 13, 2016 No Commentby

Hummel Report: Year-End Updates

Editor’s Note: As The Hummel Report puts the wrap on another year of investigations, Jim Hummel has new developments on ...

The Hummel Report: Investigation Results in Retirement
December 16, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Investigation Results in Retirement

Editor’s note: A year ago The Hummel Report unveiled the results of a four-month undercover investigation that showed a Pawtucket ...

The Hummel Report: Little Cooperation at the Cooperative
December 2, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Little Cooperation at the Cooperative

In spring 1985, the federal government deeded more than 38 acres of land, along with 96 units of long-boarded-up Navy housing, ...

The Hummel Report: Road Wars
November 18, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Road Wars

If you have to travel through Apponaug these days, you’re in for a challenge. For more than a year crews ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Relay for Life at CVS
November 4, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Relay for Life at CVS

On a crisp autumn morning, dozens of people set out to make a statement that millions of others around the ...

The Hummel Report: Reading, Writing and Repairs
October 14, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Reading, Writing and Repairs

For nearly a century the two-story brick school on Mineral Spring Avenue has educated thousands of students living in the ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Little League Hits the Big League
September 30, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Little League Hits the Big League

It is seven hours before the first pitch at Fenway Park, but the batting cage for pre-game warm-ups is already ...

The Hummel Report: Junkyard Battles
September 16, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Junkyard Battles

There is no sign for those driving by, no indication there is a business just behind the tree line off ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Teaching Boys Leadership at Yawgoog
September 2, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Teaching Boys Leadership at Yawgoog

At first glance it looks like many other summer camps with lots of waterfront activities and places for kids to ...