Jim Hoffer
Jim Hoffer joined Channel 7's Eyewitness News Investigative Team in June 1998. Since then his work has led to changes in the law, the imprisonment of corrupt individuals, and sweeping changes in security on both the state and federal levels.

Throughout his broadcast career, Jim has been awarded the Emmy numerous times. He was honored with the national Edward R. Murrow Award for his series of investigative reports on the huge utility company, Con Ed. And Jim is the recipient of Columbia University's prestigious DuPont Award for exposing lax security at the nation's naval bases.

Jim's undercover investigations led New York lawmakers to close the state's gun show loophole. His reports into aviation mishaps led to Congressional hearings on stricter English testing for foreign airline pilots. And the Connecticut Legislature changed their state law governing mental competency to stand trial following a series of reports which led to the re-arrest and imprisonment of a convicted murderer.

Jim graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is married with two children.

You can follow Jim on Twitter

There is one less medical clinic operating in East Harlem, and that may be a good thing for taxpayers. Following an Eyewitness News alert to the Attorney General's Office, the facility was shut down, suspected of Medicaid fraud.
A former NYPD officer who claims he was the victim of constant anti-Semitic harassment at the hands of his fellow officers is speaking out, describing the relentless torment he was forced to deal with on an every-day basis.
The Eyewitness News Investigators tried repeatedly to get an explanation from the Xhevat Misku's lawyer about why he still hasn't paid his client the $500,000 owed to him more than three months after winning a huge settlement. But attorney Paul Vesnaver didn't have many answers.
More information is trickling out about how the terrorists in Paris communicated with each other while remaining undetected. New apps and technology allow them to send encrypted communications that couldn't be traced, and law enforcement officials are calling it a game-changer in the effort to track terrorists.
It has been 274 days since six people died in the deadliest accident in Metro-North's history. Since then, not a single safety improvement has been made at the rail crossing, even though problems were identified years before and safety upgrades planned.