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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.

Airstrike against ISIS target. (WBZ-TV)

Former Ambassador Says Airstrikes Not Enough To Defeat ISIS

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns says the battle against ISIS is winnable but it’s going to be years in the making.

09/23/2014

An artist rendering of the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett. (WBZ-TV)

Wynn Resorts In Everett Gets Boston-Area Casino License

The Massachusetts state gaming commission voted Tuesday to award the eastern Massachusetts casino license to Wynn Resorts for its plan in Everett.

09/16/2014

Erika Murray in Uxbridge District Court , Sept. 12, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Doctors Say Blackstone House Of Squalor Case Goes Beyond Hoarding

The living conditions inside Erika Murray’s Blackstone house go beyond what someone might describe as hoarding.

09/12/2014

Shark spotted off Duxbury. (MSP photo)

Swimmers Ordered Out After Large Shark Spotted At Beach In Duxbury

A state police helicopter spotted the shark in the area of the Powder Point Bridge.

08/25/2014

Provincetown ferry returns to Boston after being damaged by wave. (Photo by Jim Armstrong/WBZ)

Large Wave Disables Provincetown Ferry

A commuter ferry boat became disabled off the coast of Scituate after it was hit by a large wave.

08/13/2014

Nick Rabchenuk created the memorial for Robin Williams in the Boston Public Garden. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Man Who Started Robin Williams Memorial Returns To ‘Surreal’ Scene

The Brighton man who started what has become a giant the memorial to Robin Williams in the Boston Public Garden now says he’s overwhelmed by how much it has caught on.

08/12/2014

Matt Damon (L) and Ben Affleck (R) pose with Robin Williams with Oscars won for 'Good Will Hunting' at 70th Annual Academy Awards in 1998 in Los Angeles. (Photo credit  HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Left Mark On City Of Boston

Robin Williams won an Academy Award for his role in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.”

08/11/2014

Ebola outbreak (WBZ-TV)

Local Researchers Monitor Infectious Disease Outbreaks Around The World

Had the international community responded to the Ebola outbreak faster, some medical experts believe the spread of the virus might have been slowed.

08/08/2014

laboratory, research, scientist, vaccine

Cambridge Company Ready To Deploy New Ebola Drug

As the Ebola crisis continues to worsen in West Africa, a Cambridge Biotech company is developing ways to help in the fight.

08/06/2014

Red Sox fan Chris Boeur expressed his thanks to traded Red Sox players with a sign he held outside Fenway Park. (WBZ-TV)

Sox Fan Expresses Thanks For Past But Keeps Eyes To The Future

Chris Boeur headed to Fenway with a sign thanking “Jon, John & Jonny” for all the good times at the park.

07/31/2014

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