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.

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The cause of the deadly Metro-North derailment in Westchester County more than two years ago was caused by a mother from Scarsdale who drove onto the train tracks.
When the collision happened, the NTSB said 400 feet of the third rail ended up in the train's third car.
Elizabeth Stenson was awaiting trial for a fatal May crash when she was placed in the Nassau County Jail, and eight days after entering the facility, she was dead.
7 On Your Side Investigative Reporter Jim Hoffer talked exclusively to the family and the CDC to find out how this happened.
The streets around the Midtown mega construction site remained closed for hours as the FDNY assessed how to secure a two-ton load of glass, straddled between the 17th floor and a construction elevator, had gotten stuck.