Jim Polito is a major influencer in media and opinion throughout southern New England. His contributions to investigative journalism and political commentary make him a dominant figure in media. Jim offers unique, provocative and sometimes irreverent perspectives on the day’s news and life in general.
Jim began his media career as a freelance television reporter throughout New England in 1997. Prior to that, he worked for nearly a decade in marketing and public relations. He rose to the executive level before returning to his passion for media. Jim was an anchor and chief investigative reporter at abc40 in western Massachusetts from 2000 thru 2007. He was the first journalist from the region to report live from lower Manhattan on 9/11. His firsthand accounts of the attack’s aftermath were recognized with a 2002 Associated Press award. Jim’s reporting on the abduction of Molly Bish was recognized with two Associated Press awards. In 2007, the Associated Press again honored him for uncovering corruption in Chicopee City Hall and the subsequent arrest of the city’s mayor. Jim was the most fearless and successful journalist to report on organized crime in the Springfield area. He went undercover to expose mob owned slot machines in local bars. He broke major stories that proved a connection between local mobsters and the Genovese crime family in New York City. In 2008, Jim returned to his native Worcester to host morning drive on NewsRadio 580 and 94.9FM WTAG. He was a political analyst and commentator on FOX25 in Boston from 2012 to 2014.
The success of The Jim Polito Show is growing. It can now be heard on stations representing three of New England’s largest cities and worldwide with the iHeartRadio app.
Tune in to The Jim Polito Show weekday mornings on NewsRadio 580 and 94.9FM WTAG Worcester, NewsRadio 560 and 98.9FM WHYN Springfield, and NewsRadio 920 and 104.7FM WHJJ Providence.