Adam Owens

Reporter

Professional Experience:
2007 to present: reporter, WRAL-TV; 2004 to 2007: reporter/anchor, WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Va.; 2001 to 2004: producer/reporter, WNCT-TV, Greenville, N.C.

Awards & Recognition:
Best Consumer Report, 2004, North Carolina Associated Press; Rookie of the Year, 2003, North Carolina Associated Press

News Philosophy:
To be accurate and fair in telling stories that help to make people’s lives better.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Communications, minor in political science, 2001, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

Birthplace:
Ahoskie, N.C.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Boating, tennis, biking and traveling

Family & Pets:

Wife, Lynn, a mass communications professor; dad, mom, brother and sister living in Gates County, N.C.

Favorite Websites:
Woot.com; Poynter.org

Likes Best About North Carolina:
Being born and raised in North Carolina, I have always loved the people here and their stories.

Most Memorable Assignment:
I had the opportunity to cover Marines at Camp Lejeune as they prepared for the first deployment to Iraq in 2003. They allowed me to go through some of their rigorous training alongside them. That meant exercises in urban combat and surviving a simulated gas attack. They were some of the toughest and bravest men and women I have met.