Jim Hamill

Reporter/Anchor

Jim Hamill has covered a lot of territory in his time at Newswatch 16. In 2006, he started producing and reporting at the TV station he watched while growing up. By 2008, he joined the Central PA Newsroom and picked up the camera to report stories from all over the map. Then, Jim became Newswatch 16's weekend anchor in 2013.

James, as he's been known for most of his life, grew up in Honesdale - birthplace of the American Railroad. He got his first taste of news while working for the local radio station during high school. Jim graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2004. Soon, he was off to an even cooler climate: Bangor, Maine. After two years at WABI-TV5, Jim came home to The News Station.

In his time covering news in central Pennsylvania, Jim has reported extensively on the development of the Marcellus Shale, state government and politics in Harrisburg, as well as the Penn State sex abuse scandal including Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial.

A big Orange(men) fan, you can find Jim out on the golf course, bike trail, or listening to some live music. From classic rock to dubstep and just about everything in between, his taste in music knows few boundaries. He shares that love of good music and traveling with his wife, Melody, and now their son, Cagney. Well, at least for now, the little guy doesn't have a choice where they go and what they listen to...

Recent Articles

  • Golf Clubs Looking for Members

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    The golf season is finally here and many golf courses are finding themselves in the rough. For private clubs, the...
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  • Main Street Still a Mess, Another Project Planned

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, April 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, April 21, 2014

    HONESDALE – If you’ve driven down Main Street in Honesdale recently, chances are you felt it. The busy street has been...
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  • Hotel Set to Reopen After Fire on Valentine’s Day

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 07:17pm, April 16, 2014

    HAWLEY – It took one night to damage a hotel in Wayne County and put the place out of commission. And...
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  • Hawley Prepares to Host 1st Earth Fest

    Posted on: 3:52 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 03:57pm, April 16, 2014

    HAWLEY – It was freezing Wednesday morning in our area, enough to have people looking forward to warmer days ahead. We found folks...
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  • Businesses Prepare for Easter Sales

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 11:29pm, April 15, 2014

    WAYNE COUNTY — The week leading up to Easter means a busy time for businesses that sell everything from flowers...
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  • Hit and Run Victim’s Family Seeks Justice, Closure

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP — A man accused in a deadly hit and run crash in Susquehanna County was in court...
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  • Community Coming to Aid of Animal Shelter

    Posted on: 6:02 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:14pm, April 9, 2014

    HONESDALE – An animal shelter in Wayne County is always in need of a helping hand from the public. A recent...
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  • Bridge Project Delayed Due to Cold Weather

    Posted on: 7:20 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 07:51pm, April 7, 2014

    CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP – A bridge project in Wayne County that was supposed to be wrapping up this month may not...
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  • Troopers File Search Warrants in Death Investigation

    Posted on: 6:39 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    A man’s death in Wayne County over the weekend may have been more than an accident. That’s according to court...
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  • Spring Snow Storm Hits NEPA

    Posted on: 6:36 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    Now that it’s spring and almost April it didn’t look like it or feel like it around here these past 24...
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  • Obamacare Deadline Approaching

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 06:14pm, March 25, 2014

    HONESDALE – The federal deadline to sign up for health insurance is less than a week away for people who are...
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  • Winter’s Icy Grip Remains On Lake Wallenpaupack

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 05:40pm, March 24, 2014

    LAKE WALLENPAUPACK — The freezing cold just won’t let up even though it’s officially spring. And nowhere is that more...
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