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

  • Winter Storm Leaves Pike, Wayne to Dig Out

    Posted on: 4:37 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 05:27pm, February 5, 2014

    The snow totals range from nearly a foot in the Northern Tier to five to eight inches in other locations....
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  • School District Dismisses Students Late Due to Storm

    Posted on: 5:02 pm, February 4, 2014, by

    School districts around our area will again have to decide whether to close or delay due to a winter storm...
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  • Snowy Start to February in Wayne County

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, February 3, 2014, by

    WAYNE COUNTY — If the day after Groundhog Day is any indication, Phil was right. Winter is here to stay...
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  • An Icy Ride in Sullivan County

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, February 1, 2014, by , updated on: 07:26pm, February 1, 2014

    EAGLES MERE — This winter has been icy cold and perfect for a tradition in Sullivan County that’s been on...
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  • Neighbors Upset by Plans to Drain Pond

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, January 29, 2014, by

    HONESDALE – People who live by a pond in Wayne County have been told if no one buys the property the...
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  • Emotional Testimony in Attempted Homicide Hearing

    Posted on: 5:54 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 06:21pm, January 27, 2014

    A suspect in an attempted homicide case in Wayne County had a very different “demeanor” coming out of court than...
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  • Temperatures Perfect for Golf on Lake Wallenpaupack

    Posted on: 9:06 pm, January 26, 2014, by , updated on: 09:25pm, January 26, 2014

    It’s been too cold to do much of anything outside other than winter sports. But on Sunday, golfers teed off...
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  • Neighbors Want Something Done to Nuisance Property

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, January 21, 2014, by

    DREHER TOWNSHIP — For more than two decades, neighbors in part of Wayne County have been trying to get a...
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  • Freedom Marchers Celebrate MLK Day

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, January 20, 2014, by

    SCRANTON — Marchers gathered together to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in Scranton on Monday. Folks braved...
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  • Alleged Shooters Were After Someone Other Than Victim

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, January 15, 2014, by

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities confirm the victim in a deadly shooting in Monroe County was not the intended target. We’ve...
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  • Postal Carrier Honored for Reaching Milestone

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, January 14, 2014, by , updated on: 07:45pm, January 14, 2014

    LAKE ARIEL – A postal carrier was honored in Wayne County Tuesday for a milestone. Andy Box was unsuspecting when his...
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  • Possible “Swatting” Leads Police to Home for Hoax

    Posted on: 5:47 pm, January 13, 2014, by , updated on: 05:48pm, January 13, 2014

    DYBERRY TOWSHIP – A possible case of something called swatting caused all kinds of commotion in Wayne County and left a...
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