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.”
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine held a rally at Miami-Dade’s Kendall campus on Sunday as the latest poll shows Clinton and Trump in a dead heat.
Jim DeFede travels to Central Florida to interview Orlando Trial Attorney, John Morgan.
Last week we took a critical look at the $25,000 donation Donald Trump gave to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi back in 2013.
Congressional candidate Scott Fuhrman joins Jim DeFede on set to discuss his run for Congress.
With less than 50 days until the election, the fate of the Clinton Foundation is yet to be decided.
President Barack Obama called in this week to HOT 105 Radio to stir up a little excitement for Hillary Clinton.
Jim takes an in-depth chronological look at the possible scandal involving Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, which has Trump University at the center of it all.
The senator sits down at the roundtable with Jim to talk about his re-election campaign and the only potential obstacle standing in his way of a second term—Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy.
One week after Jim’s extended interview on Facing with Raquel Regalado, Mayor Carlos Gimenez’ opponent in the November general election, the Mayor sits-down with Jim to talk about his re-election bid.
With the Florida primary results final and in the books, Jim and his guests look ahead to the November general election.