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
Family says 16-year-old boy killed in SoHo was breaking up fight when he was shot
Loved ones remembered 16-year-old shooting victim Makhai Brown Wednesday night and pleaded for the end of gun violence.
Community holds vigil for woman allegedly stabbed to death by boyfriend in East Harlem apartment
Police say Woods was stabbed and slashed to death inside her third-floor apartment last Tuesday by a boyfriend she was trying to leave.
New Jersey protesters say 'No Eid while Gaza has no Eid'
The rocks were the hard and jagged symbol of Palestinian resistance, and children in Paterson placed theirs in a flag-shaped memorial to the thousands killed in six months of brutal war in Gaza.
Neighbor rushes to save teen from burning home on Long Island
Andrew Spitzfaden was in his second-floor bedroom on Astor Drive in Sayville when he heard crackling and popping sounds.
Family describes 'unreal' loss after devastating apartment fire in Washington Heights
An older brother is speaking out about an unimaginable tragedy, two weeks after a fire ravaged a New York City apartment while a mother left her children home alone to run to the store.
New York City landlord deemed city's 'worst' faces arrest over hundreds of open violations
An arrest warrant has been issued for a landlord deemed New York City's worst.
4-year-old boy wounded in war-torn Gaza hopes to recover from scars at Staten Island hospital
A war-wounded little boy from Gaza, now in a hospital on Staten Island, is not only recovering from physical injuries, but emotional scars that has wounded his loving heart.
Victim writes letter thanking NYPD officers for arresting man targeting seniors in robbery spree
Police believed the man who robbed Ellie Colin, robbed at least three other people, including a 90-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man.
Frustrated parents fight plan to shuffle teachers to other schools in Paterson
Parents came to the Paterson School Board meeting Wednesday night to protest an initiative the board calls "rightsizing," but students say it is breaking bonds with teachers they love.
Keeping kids safe: Parents, activists gather in Brooklyn over social media epidemic
A mental health crisis sparked by social media took center stage Wednesday on Capitol Hill, but also in New York City, where a concerned community gathered to focus on solutions to the epidemic.