Jim DeFede joined CBS4 News in January 2006, providing regular commentary on the evening news. He now serves as an investigative reporter and a member of the CBS4 News I-Team.
Jim DeFede was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 11, 1962. Although his family remains in the same rent-controlled apartment building where he was raised, DeFede left Brooklyn when he was 19 to attend Colorado State University. Much to his mother’s continuing disappointment, however, DeFede never graduated from college.
In 1986, DeFede landed his first job in journalism as a night cops reporter for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington.
In 1991, he accepted an offer to become a staff writer with the weekly newspaper Miami New Times, where he won numerous awards during his eleven year tenure with the paper.
Between 2002 and 2005, DeFede was a metro columnist for The Miami Herald.
DeFede was a regular contributing writer for Tina Brown’s Talk magazine and his work has also appeared in Radar, The New Republic, Newsday, Mother Jones, The (London) Independent, Miami Monthly, Key West Magazine and Loft.
His first book, “The Day The World Came To Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland,” was published in 2002 by HarperCollins and was recognized with a 2003 Christopher Award for its ability to “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”
Dana Langley is the owner of the Derry Barbershop and has been cutting hair in a cozy New Hampshire town for more than twenty years. He knows the unique view folks in his state have during the presidential race.
On a cold New Hampshire morning, with the temperature dipping to just six degrees, Nick Del’Etoile attended the latest in a series of presidential candidate forums hosted by the Derry Chamber of Commerce. The two candidates he’s torn between – Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
We take a deeper dive into the study that shows black drivers are twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped and cited for failing to wear a seatbelt.
We will look at latest polls, dissect the GOP debate from Thursday, talk Trump, Hillary v. Bernie, and the war between air war Jeb and Marco.
Black drivers in Florida were twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped and cited for failing to wear a seat belt, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union.
This week Jim DeFede goes in-depth on the latest Cuban refugee crisis South Florida is facing.
This week on Facing South Florida Jim DeFede interviews presidential candidate Marco Rubio from New Hampshire, where most of presidential candidates hosted campaign events for voters.
Marco Rubio believes that if he were elected president he would be an instrument of God’s will.
This week on Facing South Florida Jim DeFede reports from Manchester, New Hampshire where most of presidential candidates hosted campaign events for voters.
Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says he plans to introduce a bill to restrict benefits for Cuban immigrants.