Jim Vance

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Jim Vance
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Vance in 2011
James Howard Vance III

(1942-01-10)January 10, 1942
DiedJuly 22, 2017(2017-07-22) (aged 75)
Alma materCheyney University
OccupationTelevision news anchor

James Howard "Jim" Vance III (January 10, 1942 – July 22, 2017) was an American television news anchor in Washington, D.C..

In 1972, Vance became WRC-TV's main co-anchor, as one of the first African Americans to serve in this position at any American television station.[1] Between 1972 and 1976, Vance worked as co-anchor with Glenn Rinker at WRC-TV.[2] Between 1976 and 1980, Vance co-anchored with Sue Simmons, a pairing that resulted in one of the first, if not the first, African-American co-anchors of a major market newscast.

Vance died on July 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. following a short battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 75.[3] At the time of his death, Vance was the region's longest-serving television news anchor with more than 45 years at WRC-TV.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Carmody, John. "WRC: Vance In, Boggs Out". The Washington Post. March 21, 1972. p. B4.
  2. "Glenn Rinker, 59, Dies; Was WRC-TV Anchor From '69 to Mid-1970s". The Washington Post. February 20, 1993. p. D7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bradford, Jackie. "News4 Anchor Jim Vance Dies at 75". WRC-TV. July 22, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.