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Jim Hummel
Jim Hummel

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.

The Hummel Report: A Quarterly Update

Editor’s note: Jim Hummel has a quarterly update with new information on a handful of his investigations. Into The Homestretch — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is putting the finishing touches on the much-anticipated and often-maligned Apponaug Circulator Project. The official completion date is Nov 30, when state officials hope the project, as envisioned years […]

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The Hummel Report: Age Is Just a Number … ‘Til it Isn’t

Jean Philippe Barros is in his second term as a state representative, after serving three terms on the Pawtucket City Council and three years on the city’s Juvenile Hearing Board. On July 17, Barros planned to take the first step toward adding another title to his lengthy resume: police officer, starting the municipal training academy […]

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