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.

Steven Woolfenden testifies on April 23. (Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Prosecution Rests Case In Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial

Government prosecutors rested their case-in-chief against the convicted marathon bomber after calling 17 witnesses over three days.

04/23/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gives the finger to a camera in a holding cell July 10, 2013.  (image credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Video Shows Tsarnaev Giving Middle Finger To Surveillance Camera

Jurors saw video of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipping the bird to a security camera and heard emotional testimony from bombing victims.

04/22/2015

Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

Penalty Phase Of Marathon Bombing Trial Underway

Prosecutors wasted no time Tuesday morning in making the case to end Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life.

04/21/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in federal court, April 8, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Focus Shifts Back To Tsarnaev Trial After Boston Marathon

Following the 119th Boston Marathon, focus will shift back to the Tsarnaev trial as it progresses to the sentencing phase.

WBZ-TV–04/20/2015

Horse at Nevins Farm in Methuen (WBZ-TV)

Record Number Of Horses Surrendered To MSPCA After Harsh Winter

Resources are strained at Nevins Farm in Methuen after the harsh winter.

04/16/2015

Planting flowers on One Boston Day (WBZ-TV)

Signs Of Healing On One Boston Day

The goal of One Boston Day was to take a negative event and turn it into a positive one.

04/15/2015

Hyatt collects shoes for Saint Francis House homeless shelter (WBZ-TV)

Mayor Asks For Acts Of Kindness On ‘One Boston Day’

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is asking everyone to perform one act of kindness as part of what his office is calling One Boston Day.

04/14/2015

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Tsarnaev Defense Likely To Be ‘Markedly Different’ In Second Phase

WBZ legal analyst and Nixon Peabody LLP partner Gerry Leone breaks down what can be expected in the death penalty phase of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.

04/09/2015

An artist's rendering of the Tsarnaev jury in federal court. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

First Day Of Deliberations Ends Without Verdict In Marathon Bombing Trial

Jurors completed a full day of deliberations on Tuesday, announcing to the judge at the end of the day that they have two questions.

04/07/2015

Aloke Chakravarty points at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during closing arguments. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Prosecutor: Tsarnaev Wanted To Punish America

In closing arguments, prosecutors said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev targeted Patriot’s Day, 2013 because he wanted the world to watch him call his fellow holy warriors to battle.

04/06/2015

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