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.

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

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

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