Jim Armstrong

WBZ-TV's Jim ArmstrongJim Armstrong is an Emmy-award winning reporter who joined WBZ-TV in the fall of 2010.  Born and raised in Rhode Island, Jim has covered news in New England since 2002 as a reporter and anchor at WLNE in his hometown of Providence.  Prior to that, Jim served as a reporter and anchor for WPDE in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and KGWC in Casper, Wyoming.

Jim began reporting in Boston for WFXT and spent seven years there before joining WBZ.  While working at WFXT, Jim was nominated for several Emmys, taking one home in 2009 for his work as a Commentator/Editorialist. Jim’s reporting has also been recognized by many local and regional awards.

Jim is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He and his wife have two children.

You can contact Jim at jaarmstrong@cbs.com.

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Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

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To end their case, prosecutors showed jurors a photo of Tsarnaev behind the Richard family.

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Jurors see mock-up of pressure cooker bomb in Tsarnaev trial. (Credit Jane Rosenberg)

Jurors See Mock-Up Of Pressure Cooker Bomb In Tsarnaev Trial

FBI experts chose to build mock-ups of every single explosive device connected to the Boston Marathon bombings.

03/26/2015

Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves Watertown Target after buying two new backpacks the day before the bombings. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Video Shows Tsarnaev Leaving Target With Backpacks Before Bombing

Jurors followed a remarkable evidence trail about how FBI agents identified where the pressure cookers were believed to be purchased.

03/25/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in federal court, March 18, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

BBs, White Hat Among Evidence Found In Tsarnaev’s Dorm Room

Leftover BBs and receipts for the purchase of a pellet gun were found in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s UMass Dartmouth dorm room.

03/24/2015

Kevin Swindon, a supervisory special agent for the cyber squad at the FBI's Boston office, testified March 19, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Tsarnaev Lawyer Aggressively Questions FBI Computer Expert

A lawyer for the Boston Marathon bomber aggressively questioned an FBI computer expert Monday.

03/23/2015

Jurors saw evidence from the Watertown firefight during the Tsarnaev trial on Thursday. (WBZ-TV)

Jurors See Watertown Firefight Evidence In Tsarnaev Trial

The Tsarnaev brothers left behind a mountain of evidence in the aftermath of their firefight with Watertown police.

03/19/2015

Pipe bomb used by Tsarnaev brothers in Watertown (WBZ-TV)

Homemade Explosives Shown To Jurors In Marathon Bombing Trial

Bombs made out of pipes and a Rubbermaid plastic container were shown to jurors on Wednesday.

03/18/2015

Note left by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown boat. (WBZ-TV)

Jurors In Marathon Bombing Case See Second Note Left In Watertown Boat

The note was carved into wooden slats inside the Watertown boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid from police for hours.

03/17/2015

Police on Laurel Ave after shootout with marathon bombing suspects.

Watertown Police Officers Testify About Gunfight With Tsarnaev Brothers

The Watertown police officers describe the firefight as less than ten minutes long – but among the most terrifying moments of their professional lives.

03/16/2015

Dun Meng pleading with a clerk after escaping the Tsarnaev brothers, April 18, 2013. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Video Shows Carjacking Victim Escaping Boston Marathon Bombers

In the newly-released surveillance video, you can see the horror written all over Dun Meng’s face.

03/12/2015

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