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 RI Free Clinic Keeps Rhode Islanders Healthy
March 18, 2015 No Commentby

The RI Free Clinic Keeps Rhode Islanders Healthy

Manuel Guzman had been having persistent back pain, serious enough to keep him out of work. But with no health ...

The Hummel Report: Gordon Fox Admits to Corruption Charges
March 5, 2015 1 commentby

The Hummel Report: Gordon Fox Admits to Corruption Charges

The irony was not lost this week on many who have followed politics in Rhode Island over the years: On ...

The Hummel Report: HealthSourceRI Year One
March 4, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: HealthSourceRI Year One

The radio and television ads have been hard to miss: “Year one of HealthSourceRI was a success, and now it’s ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: Children's Friend Helping Kids and Families
February 18, 2015 1 commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: Children’s Friend Helping Kids and Families

All day long the gifts kept coming. And coming. And coming. On a brisk day in mid-December it was an ...

The Hummel Report: Holding On for Dear Life
February 4, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Holding On for Dear Life

Fifteen hundred times a day on average, 911 operators ask callers if they have an emergency and whether they need ...

Rhode Island Spotlight: The Blessing Way Provides a Path to a New Life
January 21, 2015 No Commentby

Rhode Island Spotlight: The Blessing Way Provides a Path to a New Life

It is a graduation with no gowns, music or the obligatory walk across a stage. But for Raphael Ribera this ...

The Hummel Report: Gina Raimondo Takes the Reins
January 14, 2015 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Gina Raimondo Takes the Reins

As she led a procession up the brick walkway toward the south side of the Rhode Island State House, Gina ...

The Hummel Report: Major No Show
December 17, 2014 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Major No Show

With cold weather just around the corner, Bruce Moreau decided to take advantage of an unusually warm day in early ...

More Nepotism Accusations for Woonsocket Mayor
November 18, 2014 No Commentby

More Nepotism Accusations for Woonsocket Mayor

Earlier this month, a crew from Woonsocket’s Highway Department was putting final touches on the  brand new United Veterans Council ...

Did the Mayor Violate the Nepotism Clause?
November 5, 2014 No Commentby

Did the Mayor Violate the Nepotism Clause?

Going into summer 2014, Woonsocket’s unemployment rate was nearly 10 percent — well above the state average. And it was ...