Karen Adams Bio, Age, Husband, WPRI, $1 Million Donation

Karen Adams Biography

Karen Adams(born 4th July 1955) is an American journalist and news anchor. She has worked in several news stations across the country. However, her longest period spanning over 21 years was at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island. She was set to retire from her active duties from the media house in 2010.

Karen Adams Age

Adams was born on the same day as the American independence day, 4th of July 1955. She is 63 years old as of 2018.

Karen Adams Family

Adams is a resident of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Not much is known regarding her birth parents and close relatives. Her birthplace and where she grew up is also a subject of speculation.

Karen Adams Husband

The proficient journalist is also an avid golf player. Karen Adams husband is Ed Mauro. The couple doesn’t reside at one place. They alternate between the province and North Carolina in half-year cycles.

Karen Adams Education

Adams was a bright student while at school. She went to a local high school. She then enrolled at the Missouri State University where she graduated with a degree in speech and theatre, and a minor in journalism in 1975.

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Karen Adams Image

Karen Adams Career

Adams started her television career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg/Joplin. He also worked for WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. Before joining WPRI, she was an anchor and then news director at WPCQ-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. She arrived in Providence on March 1989, presenting the 6 and 11 p.m. reports, and adding the 5 p.m. report to her duties in 2002. Adams is the second longest-serving female newsreader in Providence with 21 years, after Patrice Wood of WJAR, with 35 years.

Karen Adams WPRI

Karen’s longest career period spanning over 21 years was at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island. The network is a dual CBS/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Providence, Rhode Island, United States. It also serves New Bedford, Massachusetts. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 13. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group.

Karen Adams Charity

Adams was well-known as a supporter and fundraiser for several local charities. Her charities portfolio range from AIDS Care Rhode Island to The DaVinci Center. Adams was also involved in many community organizations, including the Providence Preservation Society and Community Preparatory School.

Karen Adams Retirement

The East Province veteran news broadcaster at WPRI-TV Channel 12, will say goodbye to viewers for the final time on WPRI on Thursday, 30th December 2010.

Former news anchor Karen Adams pledges $1 million to URI communications school

Former WPRI news anchor Karen Adams has made a $1-million commitment toward her endowment to support female students at the University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communication and Media, according to a news release from URI.

The Karen L. Adams Scholarship in Communications, established in 2016, benefits junior or senior female students from Rhode Island who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Adams’ gift is “both an inspiring gesture of generosity and a resounding validation of our shared commitment to educating a new generation of women leaders who will work across a range of media platforms in their respective communication careers,” said Harrington School director and College of Arts and Sciences associate dean Adam Roth, according to the news release.

“It is important for me to give to URI rather than another institution,” Adams said, “because Rhode Island is where I spent the bulk of my career, and I feel compelled to give back to the flagship university.”

Adams lives in Narragansett. She retired in 2010 after more than 20 years as anchor of the evening news on WPRI. A graduate of Missouri State University, she has an honorary doctorate from URI.

Source: providencejournal.com

Published: Mar 8, 2019 

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