Emmy Award-winning Reporter Jim Altman came to FOX CT after some memorable stops along the way. He 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 on some of the networks 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." When WAMI-TV was sold to a Spanish language network, "The Times" was canceled. Jim quickly found himself tapped as the host for 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 and kept on the trail of President Bush in the pivotal Ohio election. In less than three years in Columbus, Jim won 4 Emmy Awards for news reporting, including the Midwest Emmy Award for Best Feature Reporter.
In 2005, Jim joined Fox CT News and won the 2006 New England Emmy Award for Feature News Reporting. In 2007, Jim won 3 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 joined Co-Host Sarah Cody and Chief Photographer Mike Piskorski in winning the Emmy Award for Fox CT's travel segment Daytrippers
This year, Jim became a 15-time Emmy Award recipient winning the Boston/New England awards for Best Feature Reporter, 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.
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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