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

  • Honoring Paralympian Bronze Medalist

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 05:31pm, March 22, 2014

    EXETER –Dozens of people didn’t want to miss a chance to cheer on a hometown hero along Wyoming Avenue near...
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  • Working High In The Air On A Wet Day

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    SOUTH CANAAN TOWNSHIP — Some workers in Wayne County braved some tough conditions today. They were not only working high...
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  • District May Raise Taxes to Pay State’s Share for School

    Posted on: 5:20 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 05:33pm, March 19, 2014

    Taxpayers in one school district in Wayne County could end up paying higher taxes all because the state claims it...
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  • Multi-million Dollar Church Center Nears Completion

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    HONESDALE – There is a big building project underway in Honesdale. A church in that community is close to finishing phase...
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  • Fire Company Head Facing Theft Charges

    Posted on: 1:54 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    LAKE ARIEL – The former president of a fire company in Wayne County faces theft charges after troopers said he used...
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  • Sap Flowing, Maple Syrup Season Finally Here

    Posted on: 6:02 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 07:27pm, March 12, 2014

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP – This winter has not quite cooperated with the maple syrup season; too cold, for too long. Finally this...
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  • Former Care Worker Not Guilty Of Assault

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 07:00pm, March 11, 2014

    HONESDALE – A jury in Wayne County has found a care worker not guilty in a case where he was accused...
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  • Investigation into Oil Spill at Lake Continues

    Posted on: 5:35 pm, March 5, 2014, by

    LAKE TOWNSHIP – The search is still on in Wayne County for the source of an oil spill that contaminated Lake...
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  • Oil Leaking Into Lake Ariel

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, March 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:55pm, March 4, 2014

    LAKE ARIEL — Crews are trying to find the source of oil in Lake Ariel, according to state officials. The...
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  • Longtime Downtown Gift Shop Will Close

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    HONESDALE – A store that’s been a fixture in downtown Honesdale Is closing. For 75 years now the store on Main...
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  • Celebrating an Olympian

    Posted on: 5:58 pm, March 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46pm, March 1, 2014

    BERWICK — The homecoming tour kept rolling for an Olympian from our area who competed in the winter games last...
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  • Hotel Hit by Fire, Water Damage Making Comeback

    Posted on: 7:04 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 07:25pm, February 26, 2014

    HAWLEY - Imagine having your hotel booked on Valentine’s Day and then fire hits, forcing out all your guests and leaving...
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