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.

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Engineer Thomas Broschart drives passengers on NJ Transit trains hundreds of miles every week. But at the end of his work day, Broschart can't drive a single mile behind the wheel of a car, he has to have someone pick him up to take him home.
One violation really stood out - runway guard lights, which are on the approach to a major JFK runway were broken, meaning the embedded flashing lights were not working. These guard lights are critical to preventing a pilot from mistakenly entering an active runway when planes are taking off or landing - key lights that prevent planes from colliding.
Alphonso Lewis, an aide at PS 165 on the Upper West Side is facing assault and child endangerment charges for allegedly using excessive physical force against the third grader.
In the words of one ACS caseworker, "we are risking our lives every day to protect the children of New York City." That worker reached out to The Investigators after several child specialists were injured in serious attacks. Two of them agreed to sit down and talk with Eyewitness News. Still shaken by their ordeal, they asked that their identities be hidden.