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Investigative Reports That Get Results


Jim Hummel - Recipient of Radio Television Digital News Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award and two Associated Press Awards, all for investigative reporting; he is also a five-time nominee in the regional Emmy Awards.

Jim Hummel left the traditional news because he saw where the industry was going. After 13 years at the Providence Journal, then 13 years at ABC Channel 6 News, Jim founded The Hummel Report in 2009. Now he is on the cutting edge of the New Media news outlets.


With an exclusive partnership with WPRO 630 AM and 99.7 FM, Rhode Island PBS Television, and the Providence Journal newspaper, Jim can now provide on multiple media outlets the hard nosed investigative journalism he did while creating the "You Paid for It" segment on ABC 6.


The Hummel Report is a non-profit organization with an IRS approved 501(c)3 status.  Donations to the Hummel Report are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


The mission of the Hummel Report is to expose waste and corruption in government to the people of Rhode Island and become the go-to source for news outlets of any medium across the state. And through the Rhode Island Spotlight, we strive to highlight and celebrate community heroes, both individuals and organizations that are making a significant, positive difference for fellow Rhode Islanders.


The Hummel Report is funded by individual and corporate donors and foundation grants. The Hummel Report is a non-partisan, non-profit with an IRS 501(c)3 designation and donations to the organization are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM POLITICIANS OR POLITICAL ORGANIZATION - NOR DO WE ACCEPT TAX-FUNDED GRANTS

Jim Hummel, CEO/Senior Investigative Reporter


Bill Felkner, Director of Operations



Executive Director 

Senior Investigative Reporter

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Director of Operations

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Director of Photography

Mike Rossi

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