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.

Woman walking in Cambridge (WBZ-TV)

Police Warn Women After Attacks In Harvard Square

Cambridge Police are reminding women in and around the Harvard Square area to be careful when they’re walking at night.


Online retailer sells t-shirt with Jane Rosenberg's Tom Brady sketch (WBZ-TV)

Artist Fights Back After Retailers Steal Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch

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Johnny Depp at Venice Premiere (L) and as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass. (R) (WBZ-TV)

Johnny Depp Opens Up About Transforming Into Whitey Bulger In Black Mass

His likeness to the convicted murderer is remarkable, and now we know how Johnny Depp found his focus when it came to portraying James “Whitey” Bulger.


Retired Boston Police Detective Yves Dambreville (BPD photo)

Retired Boston Police Detective Killed In Haiti

After retiring from the BPD in 2012, Yves Dambreville moved to Haiti and helped train members of the local police.


College Bound Dorchester graduates (WBZ-TV)

Young Adults From Dorchester Beat The Odds, Celebrate Graduation

The group, called College Bound Dorchester, is in its third year of assisting some of the city’s most at-risk students.


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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Juror: ‘Justice Was Indeed Served’

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong has the first interview with a juror from the Boston Marathon bombing trial.


Jane Rosenberg with her Tom Brady sketch. (Photo credit: Tony Aiello-CBS NewYork)

Tom Brady Sketch Artist: ‘I Apologize To Tom Brady And All The NFL Fans’

“He’s a very handsome guy,” Jane Rosenberg told WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong. “It’s very hard in a very short time to get somebody so good- looking to look as good as they look [in person].”


A 4-year-old drowned in a Norwood pool (WBZ-TV)

4-Year Old Drowns In Norwood Pool

A 4-year-old boy drowned Friday in a pool at a Norwood home.


Mayor Walsh and law enforcement on National Night Out (Photo from @Marty_Walsh/Twitter)

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A car crashed into a building in Marblehead. (WBZ-TV)

Car Crashes Through Marblehead Real Estate Office; No Injuries Reported

A car crashed into a Marblehead real estate office filled with workers Wednesday afternoon.




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