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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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

Gov. Baker at Opioid Addiction Working Group hearing (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Lawmakers Hope To Turn Addicts’ Horror Stories Into Solutions

Families who have suffered through addiction are sharing their stories with top state lawmakers.

04/02/2015

Tsarnaev defense rests their case. Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

Defense Rests In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team called just four witnesses over two half-days of testimony.

03/31/2015

Sketch Credit: Jane Rosenberg

Jurors Tearful As Prosecution Rests Case In Marathon Bombing Trial

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

03/30/2015

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

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