42-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Jim Altman came to FOX61 in 2005 after some memorable stops along the way.
Altman has covered most major news events in the state over the past 15 years at FOX61, as well as hosting his popular weekly travel segment “Daytrippers”.
Jim has toured the world on assignment, including reporting from the shores of Cuba, the streets of Ireland, and on the sidelines of Super Bowls.
In his time at FOX61, Jim has been the recipient of numerous News Emmys, including awards for Feature News Reporting, Spot News Reporting, Health and Science Reporting, Sports Reporting, News Writing, and an array of awards for Outstanding News Talent.
In 2021, he became a 42-time Emmy recipient -- honored for News Writing, Feature News, Societal Concerns Reporting, and Daily News Reporting. This year, Jim also won the New England Edward R. Murrow Award for news writing, his 5th Murrow Award.
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 covering some of the network’s most high-profile stories and has a number of national production credits to his name.
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, including the Midwest Emmy Award for Best Feature Reporter.
In his spare time, Jim supports charitable causes.
He spent seven years as the host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon. Jim also serves as emcee for fund raisers around the state, donating time to charities like the Hometown Foundation, the Parkinson’s Foundation and is especially proud to represent Hartford-based Camp Courant. He was named Camp Courant’s “Hero of the Year” in 2015 and the MDA’s Man of the Year in 2016.
Raised in Washington, D.C. and New York City, Jim is a graduate of Syracuse University.
He remains an avid Orange fan and is especially amped about the Washington Capitals, who won the 2018 Stanley Cup. As difficult as it might be, Jimmy remains a dedicated supporter of the Washington Football Team.