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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Eyewitness News was the first to raise the red flag about a potential safety issue at our local airports after our investigation uncovered that crucial runway red lights used to keep pilots out of the path of other planes were not being installed quickly enough. But that's about to change.
Millions of dollars are owed in back taxes by a taxi company owner who is worth a fortune. So why hasn't he paid it? And why hasn't the state or the Taxi and Limousine Commission come after him for it?
Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week's deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday.
Sources tell Eyewitness News that a camera mounted inside an ambulance captured a 19 year-old driver falling asleep behind the wheel just before swerving off the roadway, striking a utility pole and killing a woman inside the ambulance.
A councilman, community leaders and residents stood outside one of the buildings where our investigation found dangerous illegal gas hook-ups.