Jim Strickland

Award-winning Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland is on the alert wherever scam artists lurk.

Jim's investigations have led to corporate shake-ups and federal raids on offending businesses. One of Jim's groundbreaking series of reports led to sweeping regulation of the city of Atlanta's car booting industry.

 Jim has more than two decades of broadcasting experience, having spent much of his career as an anchor and reporter at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. Jim is credited with breaking the story of Iowa's McCaughey septuplets and was first to interview the children's father, Kenny McCaughey.

 In April 1999, Jim came to WSB-TV/Channel 2, where his first on-air story earned him an Emmy nomination. Jim has won six Emmys and many other awards, including being named a finalist for Journalist of the Year from the Atlanta Press Club.

 Jim marked his 30th year in broadcasting in February 2011. Jim lives with his wife, Marie, and their daughter in Cobb County.  Their son is an officer in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Stewart.

Latest from Jim Strickland

Marietta debt collector accused of deceiving people

Lines are being drawn between federal regulators and the Marietta debt collector accused of deceiving consumers. Consumer investigator Jim Strickland got reaction from both sides on one of the keys to the case. "I wonder why they filed this lawsuit.  I don't think they have the legitimate authority to file ...

Report reveals legal advice in local GM case that sparked recall

An internal investigation by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas reveals the legal advice General Motors received about the case of a local nurse driving on her birthday who crashed and died in a defective Chevy Cobalt.   The investigation into the death of 29-year-old Brooke Melton sparked the GM recall ...

CAU is laying claim to part of the land Morris Brown wants to sell to save itself from bankruptcy.  The disputed parcels include Herndon Stadium and the Old President's House.

Clark Atlanta urges judge to stop sale of Morris Brown College

Clark Atlanta University urged a federal bankruptcy judge Thursday to scrap plans to sell neighboring Morris Brown College.   CAU is laying claim to part of the land Morris Brown wants to sell to save itself from bankruptcy.  The disputed parcels include Herndon Stadium and the Old President's House.   ...

Brooke Melton crashed in 2010 in Paulding County while driving a 2005 Chevy Cobalt (pictured above). Her ignition was found turned to the accessory position.

GM internal investigation uncovers negligence following death of woman

An internal General Motors investigation blames incompetence and neglect for the failure to fix an ignition switch defect blamed for at least 15 deaths. Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland was the first reporter to get an in-person interview with the local attorney who uncovered the defect. Strickland reports Marietta ...

Angry clients complain of late, falsified tax returns

Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland has confirmed that College Park detectives and federal agents are conducting a joint investigation of a local tax service. Angry clients of Direct Tax Service on Old National Highway showed up with their paperwork. Some said their refunds are missing. Others said their forms ...

Checking accident history may not be enough when buying a used car

Three out of every four cars sold in Georgia are used.    Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland learned at a local body shop that checking the accident history isn't enough.           "I've been in the business over 12 years and this is the first time it happened.  I've never ...

Starbound Dance studio closes before recital, parents demand refund

When Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland arrived in Porterdale in Newton County, a group of angry parents had already gathered outside the Starbound Dance studio. Starbound Dance studio suddenly closed only days before the year-end recital planned for Saturday. Families had already paid for tickets, costumes and a fee to rent ...

Developers planning water park resort for north Georgia

If you build it, will they come? That's the question in north Georgia, where investors plan to pour a fortune into a water park resort in Pickens County.   "When I first heard about it I was, like everyone else, very skeptical," said Jasper Mayor John Weaver.   Weaver walked ...

Woman says Ga. consumers need more used car protections

Georgia has more than 5,000 used car dealers. Consumer investigator Jim Strickland learned that each time they make a deal, one thing is for certain:  Georgia law is tilted in the dealer's favor if something goes wrong with the car.           After buying a car now deemed unsafe to drive, a ...

New automotive company rapidly increasing employees

Metro Atlanta's newest jobs creator is up and hiring. Channel 2's Jim Strickland got a full-access pass to a company called voestalpine in Bartow County.   The name has no capital, but it's spending $70 million on a multiphase manufacturing campus. "We have a feeling that we're very welcome here," said ...

 
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