Jim Dolan  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Jim Dolan knew he wanted to be a reporter in New York before he finished grammar school. He came to Eyewitness News in 1986.

Since then, Jim has reported on virtually every major story around the world; The LA Riots, The Oklahoma City Bombing, civil wars and famine in Africa, the death of Princess Diana, The Persian Gulf War, The War in Afghanistan, and the Intifada in the Middle East.

Though he has reported from more than thirty countries on five continents, Jim has always had a great love for New York because there's nothing like reporting nightly on neighborhood stories close to home, and close to the heart.

Jim's Stories
NYPD Community Center in Brooklyn hopes to be refuge from gun violence
At the NYPD Community Center in East New York, kids and police are dancing together and playing basketball to enjoy a safe refuge from the streets.
Neighborhood steps into help Brooklyn restaurant repeatedly vandalized, robbed
A family-owned Venezuelan restaurant in Brooklyn, who through COVID helped so many in need, is now the victim of a crime. It has been vandalized and robbed repeatedly in the past two weeks.
Boy gets COVID vaccine for 12th birthday after losing dad to virus last year
Gavin Roberts is just 12 years old, but he knows more than any scientist about what COVID can do. He lost his dad to it.
'Hadestown,' 'Waitress' re-open on Broadway after 17-month pandemic shutdown
When it finally came back, when the stage was full, the house lights were up and the spell was cast - it was so big, so needed, that it burst through the doors on West 48th Street and filled the cool night air with all Broadway has missed.
New documentary focuses on Broadway's resiliency over time
The pandemic isn't the first time Broadway has faced tough times -- it has overcome challenges before and will certainly do so again.
Newlywed couple from Brooklyn missing after Florida building collapse
Valery Manashirova's brother, Dr. Russel Manashirova and his wife Nicole Doran moved to the seventh floor of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside to be closer to work. They just got married in May.
SummerStage kicks off in Central Park featuring Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Orchestra
The sound of jazz filled the air in Central Park with SummerStage kicking off Thursday night -- part of the city's reopening efforts as it rebounds from the COVID pandemic.
NYC hires 1,500 to clean up storefront graffiti, with goal of 10,000
A giant cleanup campaign is underway to erase the epidemic of graffiti at several store fronts all over SoHo.
New Jersey coronavirus update: Rutgers professor dies of COVID-19 in India
Dr. Rajendra Kapila was an infectious disease specialist at Rutgers University who practiced medicine for 50 years in New Jersey.
Arts initiative brings color-filled galleries to empty NYC storefronts
A creative project has opened in Manhattan, where closed stores now stand, with the hope of getting New Yorkers to engage with the art world once again.