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.
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To see what kind of security other airports have, we went to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, where we saw an immediate difference.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials insist they're not looking for anyone else in particular in regard to the terror incidents in Seaside Park, Chelsea and Elizabeth. But could that have been a smokescreen to convince possible accomplices they're in the clear?
Now, that Seaside bomb takes on a more troubling significance - are they connected; both used cell phone detonators, both exploding in trash cans. It is just one of a myriad of angles investigators are working through to try to find who's behind these blasts.
It was the worst crane accident in New York City in years. The huge boom crashed down across two city blocks in February.