Jim Hoffer
Jim Hoffer joined Channel 7's Eyewitness News Investigative Team in June 1998. Since then his work has led to changes in the law, the imprisonment of corrupt individuals, and sweeping changes in security on both the state and federal levels.

Throughout his broadcast career, Jim has been awarded the Emmy numerous times. He was honored with the national Edward R. Murrow Award for his series of investigative reports on the huge utility company, Con Ed. And Jim is the recipient of Columbia University's prestigious DuPont Award for exposing lax security at the nation's naval bases.

Jim's undercover investigations led New York lawmakers to close the state's gun show loophole. His reports into aviation mishaps led to Congressional hearings on stricter English testing for foreign airline pilots. And the Connecticut Legislature changed their state law governing mental competency to stand trial following a series of reports which led to the re-arrest and imprisonment of a convicted murderer.

Jim graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is married with two children.

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Air Traffic Control documents show dozens of instances so far this year in which pilots flying in and out of JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports have reported being hit by a laser.
An Eyewitness News Investigation has found dozens of successful medical professionals from our area who combined have stiffed the government for millions of dollars in student loans.
Days after an Eyewitness News investigation into the Department of Transportation's newly released bike lane traffic report, the commissioner of the agency said it needs to re-evaluate traffic patterns.
According to the report, motorists can now drive the 8th Avenue stretch in 3 minutes and 10 seconds which we did only once. The other six test runs puts us in the thick of serious gridlock.
We tried to duplicate the DOT's claim that motorists can travel from 96th Street to 77th Street during peak morning hours 35 percent faster than before bike lanes were added. We never came close.