Rick Adams

Reporter/Anchor  

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Seasoned Television News Reporter,  Multimedia Journalist and Anchor

▪ Effective communicator, leadership skills 
▪ Tremendous work ethic
▪ Deadline driven, poised, calm under pressure 
▪ Engaging personality, great listener
▪ Thinks outside the box 
▪ Dependable and adaptable

EXPERIENCE
 
WWSB-TV (ABC)
Sarasota, FL
November 2015-present
Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
▪ Dayside and nightside reporting for 12pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 11pm newscasts Monday-Friday covering lead stories.
 ▪ Responsible for shooting, writing and editing packages and vosots.
▪ Set up and delivery of daily live shots in a breaking news environment.
▪ Interaction with viewers through Facebook Live and other social media platforms.


WTOL-TV (CBS)
Toledo, OH 
March 2014 – March 2015
Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
* Dayside reporting for 12pm, 5pm, 6pm and 6:30pm weekday newscasts: includes story enterprising and development, shooting, writing and editing of two news packages daily, while meeting very tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced environment.
* Daily Breaking News coverage and live shots.
 
KTVE-TV/KARD-TV (NBC/FOX)
West Monroe, LA 
January 2011 – December 2012
Morning Anchor/Reporter/Producer
* Transformed morning show into a top-rated, fun, informative show, bringing flow, continuity and much greater visibility to the station.
* Anchor and producer of 5am-8am live newscast, plus cut-ins for the Today Show.
* Interview newsmakers live in-studio and via satellite.
* Reporter handling general assignment duties including hard news and feature stories.
 
WPBF-TV (ABC)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 
January 2010 - January 2011
Producer
* Produced fast-moving morning show and cut-ins for Good Morning America.
* Developed enterprising stories and sweeps pieces.
* Conversational writing for local, national and international stories.
 
KREX-TV (CBS)
Grand Junction, CO 
August 2007 – August 2009
Main Anchor/Reporter/Producer
* Produced, wrote and delivered the live 5pm and 10pm newscasts Monday-Friday.
* Helped lead station to #1 5pm newscast in highly competitive market.
* Assisted news department with reporting, shooting, editing and story enterprising.
 
PATRIOT 8 (Cable)
Somerset, NJ 
October 1997 - July 2007
Talk Show Host/Anchor/Reporter/Producer
* Hosted and produced more than 500 shows featuring New Jersey Newsmakers
* Anchored, reported, produced and edited multiple daily cut-ins for CNN Headline News.
* Supervised the news department, overseeing staff and making final decisions on content.
 


EDUCATION
 
Wilkes University, Journalism
Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Television/Radio Broadcasting
 


SPECIAL SKILLS
 
* ENPS 6, ENPS 7, iNEWS, EZ News, AP Newscenter
* EDIUS, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Pathfire
* P2, Beta, DVC Pro and DV Camera Operations




Rick Adams

 Sarasota, FL

Represented by:

Paul Brewer
TV Talent Agents
 706.836.5290
Paul.Brewer11@comcast.net


 

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