Adam Owens

WRAL anchor/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:
Two regional Emmys, including one for breaking news reporting during Hurricane Florence in 2018. First Place, General News, 2014, Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas; 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 journalism professor; two daughters; two schnauzers and a tuxedo cat

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.