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
twitter.com/NYCinvestigates

Archive
The Eyewitness News Investigators have learned that nearly one in four of all patients at the 221-bed facility have come down with the fast spreading illness, which is a bad strain of the common cold.
Electric bills often go up in the summer, but when one Bronx woman kept getting bills for thousands of dollars for her tiny apartment, she knew something was wrong.
The so-called taxi king, the medallion mogul who owes millions of dollars in back taxes, is speaking out after a string of reports by the Eyewitness News Investigators.
Just a couple of years ago, Gene Freidman was on top of the world, having amassed more taxi medallions than anyone in New York. But then came new competition that cut deep into the taxi tycoon's profits.
The TLC has fined the Taxi King, Gene Freidman, $98,000 for ignoring more than 1,300 summonses for unpaid taxes.