Adam Vance


Adam Vance, one of your co-directors of the News Video Workshop, is a story in his own right.

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.

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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. Having completed 13 years with 10News, he has figured out this business is not only about storytelling, it is about people.

He joined the NPPA faculty to help a new generation of storytellers find their creative and their logistical, technical mindset.

Adam is 9NEWS' newest, News Operations Manager, Chief Drone Pilot and Photojournalist. He 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.

His greatest stories are those about his wife, Paulette, and twin sons, Bryce and Connor, youth baseball phenoms.