Tim White

Tim White

Target 12 investigative reporter Tim White joined the Eyewitness News team in September 2006.

Tim is the recipient of four New England Emmy Awards for investigative reporting. He was honored for a 2010 series of stories probing government waste in Rhode Island. He won his second Emmy for 2012 coverage of Providence’s troubled pension system. A 2014 probe into a lack of accountability at a local fire district led to his third Emmy honor. A 2016 investigation that raised questions as to where a powerful state representative actually lived resulted in the politician’s indictment and was Tim’s fourth Emmy win.

Tim is a co-author of “The Last Good Heist,” the untold story of a daring heist on a secret bank of safe deposit boxes used by members of the New England mob and their associates. A half-hour documentary on the Bonded Vault heist was also nominated for an Emmy.

Tim and the Target 12 investigative team have also received several New England Associated Press Awards, including for their coverage of a drug ring in the Providence Police Department.

In 2015 Tim won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.

Tim is the executive producer and host of WPRI 12’s long-running weekly current affairs program ” Newsmakers.” He has moderated many live candidate debates and plays a key role in the station’s campaign coverage.

In 2013 The Washington Post selected him as one of the state’s top political reporters.

Prior to joining Eyewitness News, Tim worked in the Boston television market, most recently as managing editor at WBZ-TV, the city’s CBS affiliate. Tim received two Associated Press Awards for breaking news at WBZ and was also part of a team honored with several National Edward R. Murrow Awards, including for coverage of the 2006 New Hampshire floods and the tragic 1999 “Worcester Warehouse Fire” that claimed the lives of six firefighters. Tim also ran WBZ’s award-winning political unit during his time as managing editor.

Tim serves on the board of directors for the New England First Amendment Coalition, a Boston-based group that aims to defend, promote and expand public access to government and the work it does.

Born in Newport, Tim graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in communications. He and his wife live in Rhode Island with their two children. No stranger to the field of journalism, Tim is the son of the late Jack White, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter.

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