Updated: Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 1:53 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 1:40 PM EDT
Adam Widener is the first one-man-band videojournalist in NewsChannel 15 history. He joined the news team in March 2010 and looks forward to exploring the area.
Adam is no stranger to the Fort Wayne area, as the majority of his family lives in the "Summit City."
Three days after graduating from Huntington University magna cum laude in 2009, Adam packed his bags and moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia for his first reporting job. He was the 11:00 anchor/reporter for CBS affiliate WDTV out of Bridgeport, West Virginia. In his time at WDTV, he was an anchor, reporter, producer, videographer, writer, and editor. In West Virginia, Adam interviewed many high-ranking political officials such as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, congressmen, and Governor Joe Manchin of the mountain state.
In his time at Huntington University, Adam anchored a Comcast cable show called Huntington Today, conducting interviews with various city officials. His senior year at the university, Adam produced HTV news, which took a gold in the "TV Newscast College" category for the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.
Adam is an Indiana native from New Whiteland, Indiana, a suburb on the south side of Indianapolis. After his short stint in the mountain state of West Virginia, he's glad to be back in the beautiful fields of hoosier country.
Meeting new people and telling their stories thrills Adam most about working in the news business. A spring 2009 internship at WANE-TV sparked his love for news and he's glad to be back at the station that helped jump-start his career.
In his spare time Adam loves being around friends and family, doing things outside, and looks forward to getting involved in the community. He plays tennis, ultimate frisbee, runs, and has recently taken up golf.
Adam loves hearing from new people and is always looking for stories. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.