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.

Boston’s WBZ-TV is owned and operated by CBS Television Stations.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court on May 14, 2015 (Sketch credit Jane Rosenberg)

Tsarnaev Jurors Ask Questions During First Full Day Of Deliberations

A series of questions from the Boston Marathon bombing jury on Thursday gave Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his legal team a glimpse into what the dozen people who control his fate are thinking.

05/14/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Closing Arguments Heard, Jury Begins Deliberations In Tsarnaev Trial

The task before the Boston Marathon bombing jury is an immense one, no matter how much both legal teams tried to simplify their cases during Wednesday’s closing arguments.

05/13/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev listens to defense testimony in court on April 29. (Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Jury To Soon Begin Deliberating Tsarnaev’s Fate

WBZ Security Analyst Ed Davis does not think prison conditions will sway the jury.

05/12/2015

Sister Helen Prejean testified Monday, May 11, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Sister Prejean Testifies That Tsarnaev Feels Remorse

Sister Helen Prejean spent just a few minutes on the stand on Monday.

05/11/2015

The super-maximum-security federal prison in Florence, Colorado, 100 miles south of Denver.  (Photo credit BOB DAEMMRICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Retired Warden: Tsarnaev Could Write Book, Have Visitors In Supermax

The man who once ran the federal death row finished his second day on the stand in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Thursday.

05/07/2015

Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg

Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Focus On Dysfunctional Family

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains the only one on trial, but his extended and dysfunctional family was once again the focus in federal court on Tuesday.

05/05/2015

Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg

Family Members Recall Tsarnaev As Loving Boy

Members of the Tsarnaev family traveled to Boston from Russia to testify on Dzhokhar’s behalf.

WBZ-TV–05/04/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 8th grade teacher Becki Norris testifies (Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Teachers Recall Tsarnaev As Hard Working, Kind And Smart

A parade of so-called character witnesses took the stand Wednesday in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial.

04/29/2015

Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Computer Records Scrutinized In Bombing Trial

A casual observer would be forgiven for thinking it was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was on trial this week, rather than his younger brother.

04/28/2015

Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

Marathon Bomber’s Lawyers Plead For Life In Prison

Tamerlan’s influence is just one of the defense’s reasons for asking the jury to sentence Dzhokhar to life in prison, rather than death.

04/27/2015

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