James J. Taracanti

Inducted: 1995

James J. Taricani of North Kingstown, is the WJAR-TV (Channel 10), WPRI-TV (Channel 12), and local radio multi-award winning investigative reporter who became Director of Communications for RI Governor Lincoln Almond. He earned four coveted, regional Emmy Awards, television’s highest honor, and ten Emmy nominations, in addition to several other prestigious journalism awards for outstanding reporting. He became one of RI’s most celebrated and honored investigative journalists, concentrating mostly on organized crime, and corruption in government. He has given his time and substance to many charities in the state, including the American Heart Association and Community Foodbank.

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