Jim Smith is an award winning reporter who joined WBZ-TV in May of 2007. Since coming to WBZ, Smith has covered every variety of news story throughout the region. Smith was part of the WBZ-TV news team who received a 2014 Columbia DuPont Award and a 2013 Peabody Award as part of their coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
Born and raised in Boston, Smith has worked in broadcast journalism for more than 30 years. Prior to joining WBZ, he worked as a reporter at WLVI-TV in Boston for 16 years. Before that, his career took him to Washington DC, where he was a correspondent for Cox Broadcasting’s Washington Bureau. Smith’s assignments at the Bureau included Capitol Hill, The White House, The State Department, and Pentagon. Prior to coming to Washington, Smith was a reporter at WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida. Assignments there involved National Political Coverage, NASA space missions, and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska. He began his TV reporting career at WCSH in Portland Maine, where he also anchored and was honored with the Maine Broadcasters AP Award. Additionally, Smith worked as a contributing reporter for WBZ NewsRadio 1030, where he was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award for a series he produced and reported on Youth Sports. He also spent five years working as a television news producer in Boston, first at WHDH-TV and then at WCVB-TV.
Smith is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication. He is an avid sports fan, and has also completed 11 marathons including 9 Boston Marathons. Jim lives with his wife and two children in the Greater Boston area.
A local aviation expert says airport security should be reviewed after a an airport worker in Seattle stole a cargo plane and crashed it.
Fishermen hoping to catch stripers off Monomoy Island hooked one, but then they got more they bargained for.
Despite scorching temperatures on Tuesday, thousands of brave souls took part in two road races at Gillette Stadium.
Firefighters battled a huge fire in the center of Northboro Saturday evening.
Two horses got out onto Route 2 during the height of the evening rush.
Eversource is cutting down trees along Barnstable’s Route 6A, leaving residents displeased.
A Wilmington police officer alerted sleeping residents to a fire early Saturday morning and helped them get safely out of the house.
On Sunday, one group of runners is vowing to finish what they started two weeks ago.
Authorities are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead in the basement of a Lincoln Street home.
A woman who was the victim in a hit-and-run in Revere has died, police said.
An accused drunk driver is under arrest following a hit-and-run crash in Lawrence early Saturday morning.
Bears are waking up from hibernation and they are causing a stir in Chelmsford.
One man was killed and another injured in an explosion at Advanced Vacuum Systems on Fitchburg Road in Ayer.
The worker, a 41-year-old man, suffered severe leg injuries that were not life-threatening, a fire official said.
The physical damage from the first nor’easter can still be seen in Quincy. But the storm left psychological damage too.
The number of power outages from the latest nor’easter dropped to 11,000 Saturday.
An off duty firefighter helped save the life of a man who was allegedly knocked unconscious by his son at a restaurant.
A woman was fatally stabbed and an elderly man injured rushing to her aide inside Winchester Public Library on Saturday.
One man was killed and another injured during an early morning shooting in Lowell.
A barbershop is carving up special haircuts for Patriots super fans.
The AFN, the American Forces Network, posted a message on its TV network saying it was going dark due to the government shutdown.
Mrs. Claus took part in her final Lynn Christmas parade on Sunday.
DPW crews battled the ice and snow with sand and salt, trying to stay one step ahead.
The ATF has searched the home of a Bellingham High School teacher as they try to figure out who placed a pipe bomb on the principal’s Jeep last month.
There are serious concerns over burglaries in Arlington. Last week, one neighborhood was hit five times in one day.
The program is voluntary and police say you can ask to be removed from the list at any point in time.
The Marciano family is questioning whether this fight should even count.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of President Trump’s biggest critics, was in Revere for a public town hall meeting.
A major investigation is going on in southeastern Massachusetts. FBI agents joined Massachusetts and Pennsylvania state police believed to be digging in a backyard in Dartmouth.
A Mattapan resident was injured Saturday when some fireworks activity went bad.
Jordan Thompson is now part of the club, a growing list of people blocked by President Trump on Twitter.
A four-alarm fire at a Gloucester house did lots of damage, but no one was hurt.
Boston Common was alive with the sound of protest–hundreds of demonstrators holding a rally in support of public education.
Some Boy Scouts cleaning up trash along the Concord River in Bedford found more than they were expecting.
Ellen Partridge was killed while crossing a Rockland street, and now the community is raising money for a pedestrian signal.
A Marshfield organization dedicated to helping the disabled is in need of a little help itself after two specially equipped vans caught fire and burned.
March has certainly been a cruel month along the coast and the onslaught continued, wind and waves battering an already weary shoreline.
People are much more worried about what’s coming next, a mid-March mega storm, a powerful Nor’easter with a bull’s eye on New England.
People whose loved ones can’t get into the United States say the travel ban involving 7 Muslim-majority countries is tearing families apart.
Supporters of President Trump are saying he is making good on pledges he made during the campaign.
Plainville Police say a shoplifting suspect, accused in the hit and run of a Plainville police officer Sunday morning, is now in custody.
Police in two towns are comparing notes, working to see if pair of recent armed robberies are connected.