When newly-arrived Channel 3 consumer reporter Jim Donovan needs a break from troubleshooting and advocating for viewers with consumer woes, he takes off for foreign places.
Donovan's current passport has 24 stamps in it, and he
has been to most European cities.His
most recent trip was to Hong Kong.
The Asian excursion was taken with a friend.Usually, Donovan
That doesn't mean he
remains on his
own.On every trip, especially cruises, Donovan
makes friends he
‘‘I stay in contact with about 50 percent of the people I meet," he
‘‘Being friendly has led to many an adventure.
has been doing consumer news since 1983.He
borrows an old Channel 3 tagline when he
prefers to present‘‘news you can use."
About 75 percent of his
says, are prompted by viewer calls.
‘‘I figure if one person is having a problem, then several are."He
aim is a win-win resolution of any problem.His
spot is called‘‘Three on Your Side" and will be seen most weeknights at 11 p.m.
said most of his
stories are short-form but that he
can also do longer investigative pieces.He
also gives viewers tips about how to be better consumers.For instance, he
did a spot on how to obtain, check, and if necessary correct a credit report and another how to deal with an error on a credit-card bill.