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: Airport Valet Grounded
August 19, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Airport Valet Grounded

Twenty-two years ago Airport Valet Inc. began offering a new – and novel – service for those flying out of ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Text to Be an Ex
August 5, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Text to Be an Ex

Despite the warnings. Despite the messages. Despite all of the public education, teenagers are still smoking. The good news is ...

The Hummel Report: Blocking the View
July 15, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Blocking the View

Nearly everywhere you look, there is water. With the Newport Bridge to the west, Fort Adams to the south and Newport ...

The Hummel Report: Mid-Year Update
July 1, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Mid-Year Update

Editor’s note: The Hummel Report’s mid-year update has new information on a handful of previous investigations. Uneasy Adjustment — In ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
June 17, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

It was a busy and productive weekend last month as dozens of volunteers fanned out across the southern part of ...

The Hummel Report: Bringing Jobs to RI
June 3, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Bringing Jobs to RI

That bitterly cold first day of the Raimondo Administration in early January seems like a very long long time ago. In ...

Helping the Poor Through Capital Good
May 20, 2015 No Commentby

Helping the Poor Through Capital Good

The half dozen young people gathered at a community center in Woonsocket got something last month that many never had ...

The Hummel Report: Reading, Writing and … Mold?
May 6, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Reading, Writing and … Mold?

The two-story brick building looks like a fortress — and it’s built like one. In fact, the old Bishop McVinney ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: PeaceLove Studios Uses Art to Help People with Mental Issues
April 15, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: PeaceLove Studios Uses Art to Help People with Mental Issues

The dozen girls and boys who have gathered around a set of tables for an evening workshop don’t know it ...

Mayor Baldelli-Hunt Nepotism Scandal Update
April 1, 2015 No Commentby

Mayor Baldelli-Hunt Nepotism Scandal Update

Five months after readily admitting she had hired her son for a part-time summer job with the city, Woonsocket Mayor ...