WJTV News Channel 12 - Ross Adams

Ross Adams

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Ross Adams, reporter at WJTV News Channel 12 Ross Adams, reporter at WJTV News Channel 12

RossAdams has been a Reporter at WJTV since 2008. Before coming to WJTV, he was areporter/anchor at WCBI in Columbus, MS, his hometown. He also worked as areporter in the Washington, DC area for the local news station, Cable News21. Before heading to the nation's capital, Ross worked as aphotographer/reporter at WLOX in Biloxi, MS and as a producer at WXVT-TV inGreenville, MS.

Beinga journalist is a dream come true for Ross, ever since he was a kid watchinghis idol Dan Rather anchor the "CBS Evening News." Ross has received anAssociated Press First Place Award for reporting and is a member of both theJackson Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of BlackJournalists.

Amongsome of the most memorable stories Ross has covered since coming to WJTV arethe Governor Haley Barbour pardon scandal, the federal trial of former Jacksonmayor Frank Melton, and  the 2008 presidential campaign during which hehad the opportunity to interview candidates (now President) Barack Obama, Rudolph Giuliani, and Fred Thompson.

Whenhe's not chasing politicians around the state Capitol or following breakingnews stories for WJTV, Ross spends his time at church, reading, libraries,bookstores, traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway, and learning all aboutMississippi's civil rights history.

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