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Jim Vance

  • Birthplace: Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • Birthday: January 10
Date of passing: 
July 22, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Jim Vance was one of the first African-American news anchors in a major market, and was the anchor of the WRC-TV news for more than 45 years, earning 19 regional Emmy Awards over the course of his career.

Vance also appeared on The Rock Newman Show and portrayed a news anchor on the series The Event and The Blacklist.

Prior to becoming a journalist, he worked as a teacher, and started reporting at WRC-TV in 1969. He covered stories all over the world, as well as the inaugurations of 12 presidents.

Jim Vance was one of the first African-American news anchors in a major market, and was the anchor of the WRC-TV news for more than 45 years, earning 19 regional Emmy Awards over the course of his career.

Vance also appeared on The Rock Newman Show and portrayed a news anchor on the series The Event and The Blacklist.

Prior to becoming a journalist, he worked as a teacher, and started reporting at WRC-TV in 1969. He covered stories all over the world, as well as the inaugurations of 12 presidents.

His 30-year broadcast partnership with Doreen Gentzler was not only highly rated, but was one of the longest-running in the country.

Vance died July 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. He was 75.

 

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