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

A Will to Help Neighbors in Need
July 2, 2014 No Commentby

A Will to Help Neighbors in Need

For decades, Barrington has been considered one of Rhode Island’s most affluent communities. But Wilton Spencer knew that not everyone ...

The Hummel Report: A Bump in the Road
June 17, 2014 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: A Bump in the Road

“I mean it’s great that we have newly paved roads, but when you go back and cut ‘em back up, ...

Hummel Spotlight: The Name Is Outdated, but the Services Are Not
June 4, 2014 No Commentby

Hummel Spotlight: The Name Is Outdated, but the Services Are Not

One of Rhode Island’s Oldest Independent Charities On a Saturday morning in April, a committee of half a dozen people ...

Fighting Goliath for Her Daughter
June 4, 2014 No Commentby

Fighting Goliath for Her Daughter

Navigating the Labyrinth of Social Insurance Becky Kelsey is in a great mood this Monday afternoon, laughing and smiling for ...

The Hummel Report: Proposed Bills Will Leave You Wondering
May 20, 2014 No Commentby

The Hummel Report: Proposed Bills Will Leave You Wondering

Nearly 2,000 bills have been filed since the beginning of this year’s general assembly session. Only a fraction have made ...

Tap In to Community Outreach
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

Tap In to Community Outreach

Every Thursday they converge, seemingly out of nowhere: a core group of volunteers who will unload two pallets of food ...

Are URI's Hiring and Rentention Practices Fair?
April 15, 2014 No Commentby

Are URI’s Hiring and Rentention Practices Fair?

  An unresponsive university president doesn’t look good For more than a decade, the University of Rhode Island had a ...

Compassion and Charity Lie Through the Stage Door
March 28, 2014 No Commentby

Compassion and Charity Lie Through the Stage Door

For the Love of Theater The energy level is high on a Wednesday night in February as three dozen kids ...

Mr. Speaker -- Raided Like a Fox
March 28, 2014 No Commentby

Mr. Speaker — Raided Like a Fox

House Speaker Gordon Fox Resigns The irony was not lost on anybody who has spent any amount of time at ...

Are Your Kids Warm, Safe and Dry at School?
March 18, 2014 No Commentby

Are Your Kids Warm, Safe and Dry at School?

  Schools becoming a “fixer-upper” Like many schools of its era, Harry Kirzirian Elementary off Chalkstone Avenue needs a lot ...