Adam Vance is a special projects photojournalist/editor and satellite truck operator at Tampa Bay's 10 News/WTSP.COM. He has had the opportunity to bring Tampa Bay viewers multiple shuttle launches and Super Bowls, as well as World Series coverage, Stanley Cup championships, BCS victories and countless hurricanes. With nine years' experience at 10 News, he has figured out this business — it is not only about storytelling, it is about people.
He recently joined the NPPA Faculty and is now the co-director, helping a new generation of storytellers and offering a creative, logistical and technical mind.
Adam is a story in his own right. Born in Saigon in the middle of the Vietnam War, he was orphaned and brought to the United States as part of Operation Baby Lift. He was raised in New Mexico, where he began is journalism career as a still photographer for the Gallup Independent.
Adam then ventured to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. While pursuing his mass communication degree, he continued to work for the Amarillo Globe News until graduation.
Immediately following graduation, he was hired by NBC affiliate KOB-TV and later joined KOAT-TV. Years later, he and his wife, Paulette, moved to Tampa where he continued his passion for this profession we call storytelling.
Adam is a photographer who likes to offer a unique perspective by putting a camera where you normally cannot. He is a logistical expert and one who likes to solve your technical needs.