Adam Vance is a co-director of the NPPA News Video Workshop. Born in Saigon during the Vietnam War, Adam was orphaned and brought to America as part of Operation Baby-Lift. He was raised in New Mexico where he began his journalist career as a still photographer for the Gallup Independent while still in high school.
Adam has a mass communication degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. While pursuing his degree, he continued to work as a journalist with both the Amarillo Globe News and Scene 3 News.
Immediately following graduation he was hired by Albuquerque’s NBC affiliate KOB-TV. Later on, he joined KOAT-TV before embarking to Tampa with his wife Paulette. As a special projects photojournalist/editor and satellite truck operator for 10News/WTSP.COM, Adam had the opportunity to bring the Tampa Bay viewers multiple national stories including NASA launches, huge sporting events like Super Bowls, World Series, and Stanley Cup Championships along with countless hurricanes.
He then embarked to Denver and joined KUSA-TV as their News Operations Manager, Chief Drone Pilot, Chief Editor and Photojournalist. He shoots and edits while also being in charge of the logistics of getting the news on the air. Adam is a logistical expert and one who likes to solve your technical needs. As a storyteller, Adam loves to offer viewers a unique perspective by putting a camera where you normally cannot.
Now he has rejoined the WTSP-TV back in Tampa and helping the Bay area tell stories of tragedies as well as triumph.