DETROIT – Former Local 4 News weatherman Kim Adams will join WDIV as a weatherman on all of our station’s major content platforms – Local 4 News on TV, the station’s website ClickOnDetroit and the streaming channel of the Local 4+ station, today announced WDIV Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis.
Adams will begin these new roles from August 8.
“We’ve been looking for some time for someone who can meet our audience’s changing content needs,” Ellis said. “Looking around the country, we were looking for the right person to handle what the people of Southeast Michigan have made clear to us they need and want on TV, on our website and with coverage. extent during major weather events. In Kim, we discovered that the right person was here at home from the start.
Adams previously served as a weatherman at Local 4 most recently in 2009, when she left the station to become a full-time mother to her five children.
“We are thrilled to have Kim back on the Local 4 team,” news director Kim Voet said. “She certainly knows southeast Michigan and the climate that comes with living here. Southeast Michigan also knows Kim, and they know they can count on her to keep them informed on all of our platforms about the changing weather.
In addition to her role alongside Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Karen Drew, Jason Colthorp and Bernie Smilovitz on Local 4 News each evening on television, Kim will contribute daily to clickondetroit.com, providing weather forecasts for the website and station apps, as well as providing information through in-depth articles and a weekly weather report on why weather patterns are changing.
She will also be a main forecaster on Local 4+, the station’s streaming channel, where she will anchor extensive coverage for all of southeast Michigan.
Teaming with Paul Gross, Andrew Humphrey, Brandon Roux and Brett Collar, Adams will help refine the station’s focus on local weather coverage under the station’s new weather brand, 4 Warn the weather. Using the most powerful weather technology available today, exclusive to Local 4 News, the station will provide viewers with the most up-to-date information, identified for each neighborhood, so they are always prepared.
“My job, first and foremost, is to make sure everyone in Detroit and Southeast Michigan is ready for whatever comes. You’ll get it on TV, on our app, our website, and our streaming channel.After seeing the capabilities of the station Exact Track 4D Radar Product, I can tell you that it is a real factor of difference. This will help our entire weather team warn our public of dangerous weather conditions coming before they happen so you can protect your family and friends. This technology is exclusive to Local 4, and it allows us to see things developing even before the National Weather Service issues warnings,” Adams said.
The Exact Track 4D radar technology also provides street level weather data so that with the forecast you will receive daily across all platforms, you can plan your day.
“When the weather is good, I want to make sure you enjoy it. With 4 Warn Weather, we’ll also warn you not to miss an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor activities that make Michigan special,” Adams added.
Adams, who grew up in southeast Michigan, has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for her weather reporting.
She is also very involved in our community through her volunteer work. She actively supports the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which raises awareness of women’s health issues. Kim is the former head of fundraising and development for the New Day Foundation for Families, which provides financial assistance to help cancer patients during treatment.
Drawing on her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence and a survivor of breast cancer, she is a strong advocate for living without fear. Other organizations where she volunteers include The Miracle League and Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter. She also devotes time to supporting Michigan Humane.
Adams graduated summa cum laude from Oakland University, placing 3rd in her class. She earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University with a major in radio/television and film. Additionally, she studied thermodynamics and dynamics at the US Department of Agriculture Graduate School in Washington, DC, and synoptic meteorology at Ohio State University.
“Our commitment to local weather has never been stronger than it is now. That’s what ‘Local’ is all about in Local 4. With Kim back at the home to WDIV, we’re putting more “Local” into Local 4 and we’ll have additional announcements coming soon about more special event plans and local weather coverage. Things no one has ever done in Detroit” , Ellis said.
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