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26-time Emmy Award-winning Reporter Jim Altman came to FOX 61 in 2005 after some memorable stops along the way.
Jim began his career at NBC as a member of the prestigious NBC Page Program. After NBC, Jim joined the staff of the ABC Newsmagazine 20/20 where, as an Associate Producer, he spent eight years traveling the country for some of the network’s most high-profile stories.
The on-camera bug bit him a few years ago and Jim landed his first full-time on-air job at WAMI-TV, Miami as a reporter for the critically-acclaimed South Beach News Magazine “The Times.” He also hosted the “Mervyn’s Beach Bash,” a nationally televised extreme sports program shot in Los Angeles.
Jim joined WSYX-TV (ABC/FOX) in Columbus, Ohio where he covered the Ohio State Buckeyes championship season. In just over two years in Columbus, Jim won four Emmy Awards for news reporting, including the Midwest Emmy Award for Best Feature Reporter.
In 2005, Jim joined Fox CT News and has covered most major news events in the state since then, in addition to his weekly travel segment “Daytrippers” which he co-hosts with Sarah Cody. Jim’s critical acclaim has continued in Connecticut. In 2006 he won the New England Emmy Award for Feature News Reporting. In 2007, Jim won three Emmys: Health and Science Reporting, Sports News Reporting, and Overall News Writing. In 2008, Jim won the Emmy Award for Overall News Writing and was honored with the Associated Press Award for General News Reporting. In 2009, Jim won the Emmy Award for Fox 61 travel segment, Daytrippers.
From 2011 to 2012 Jim took home the Boston/New England awards for Best Feature Reporter (both years), Feature News Single Story, Spot News Reporting, and News Writer. Jim was also honored with the Associated Press Awards for News Writing, Feature News Reporting, and Spot News Reporting.
This year, Jim became a 26-time Emmy Award recipient winning the Boston/New England awards for Best Feature Reporter, Feature News Single Story, Series News (Daytrippers), and Outstanding News Writer.
In his spare time, Jim supports charitable causes. He spent 7 years as the host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon and still is involved in MDA events throughout the year. Jim also serves as emcee for an array of fund raisers around the state and is especially proud to represent Hartford-based Camp Courant.
Raised in Washington, D.C. and New York City, Jim is a graduate of Syracuse University and remains an avid Orange Fan. He also still admits to being a Redskins fan.


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