Jim Hamill


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

  • UPDATED: Flames Destroy Wayne County Home

    Posted on: 11:51 am, February 25, 2014, by

    BROWNDALE – Flames destroyed a family home in Wayne County Tuesday morning. Neighbors said they heard an explosion, looked outside and...
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  • Man-made Pothole Problems Made Worse by Weather

    Posted on: 5:21 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 05:22pm, February 24, 2014

    HONESDALE – A pothole problem in Wayne County is adding insult to injury. The problem on Main Street in Honesdale is...
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  • Surprise Snowfall Hits Wayne County

    Posted on: 3:47 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 07:12pm, February 19, 2014

    People in Wayne County braced for freezing rain Wednesday morning. Instead, they received more snow. It was practically a whiteout...
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  • Dealership Deals with Winter, Construction

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, February 18, 2014, by

    HONESDALE – A car dealership in Wayne County picked this winter to build a new showroom. The weather has created problems...
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  • Snowy Weather Plays Along with Ski Resorts

    Posted on: 4:30 pm, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 05:06pm, February 17, 2014

    HERRICK TOWNSHIP – On the upside, or the downslope you could say, this snowy weather set the stage for a good...
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  • Who Will be the Next PSU President?

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, February 16, 2014, by , updated on: 12:02am, February 17, 2014

    STATE COLLEGE — It has taken about one year, but Penn State University is poised to select a new president...
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  • Snapshots of a Wintry Week

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, February 16, 2014, by

    A few photos from our viewers were sent into us. We enjoy seeing how you all handle what kind of...
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  • Taking the Plunge for a Good Cause

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, February 15, 2014, by , updated on: 07:12pm, February 15, 2014

    PALMYRA TWP — This kind of weather is enough to make people to do some crazy things! Try taking a...
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  • Prison Looking to Make Switch from Coal to Gas

    Posted on: 5:29 pm, February 12, 2014, by , updated on: 08:26pm, February 12, 2014

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP – During frigid winter days like we’re having one state prison in Wayne County is burning lots of coal...
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  • Veterans to Get Clinic Closer to Home

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, February 11, 2014, by

    HONESDALE – By the middle of this year, veterans in Wayne and Pike counties should not have to travel as far...
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  • Newly Installed Gas Meters Panned by Public

    Posted on: 4:29 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 08:02pm, February 10, 2014

    HONESDALE – With all this cold weather, folks in part of Wayne County are happy to have heat. But some aren’t...
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  • A Chance at Singing the National Anthem

    Posted on: 7:20 pm, February 8, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46pm, February 8, 2014

    SCRANTON — Contestants sang the Star Spangled Banner in front of judges at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton in...
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