Adam Longo

Adam Longo

Adam Longo left WATE in September 2007


Birthplace/Hometown:
Born Toledo, Ohio. Grew up in Houston, Texas.

Education:

  • University of Maryland, College Park (2000) Double major in Journalism and Political Science

Previous Media Experience:

  • Main news anchor, WVIR NBC 29, Charlottesville, Va. (2001-2005)
  • Reporter, WDSI FOX 61, Chattanooga (2001)
  • Reporter, WVIR NBC 29, Charlottesville, Va. (2000)
  • Traffic/weather anchor, SmartTraveler TV, Washington, D.C.
  • News writer, NewsChannel 8, Washington, D.C. (1998-2000)
  • News director/managing editor, WMUC News, College Park, Md. (1998-2000)

Date of Joining WATE:

October, 2005

Pet Owner:
Two generations of Beagle: Petunia and Sir Sniffs

Outside Interests/Hobbies:
Married in April, 2005 to wife Melissa. We enjoy outdoor activities and shopping trips.
I spend time running and weightlifting. Avid NASCAR and ACC sports fan (Go Terps!)

What You Enjoy About Local News:
Meeting people with a passion for their community. Being on top of important stories and answering the pressing questions that people want to know. It's rewarding to uncover the truths often hidden to the public on various issues. Making public leaders and government officials accountable to their constituents. It's important to know what our taxes are paying for!

Media Awards and Honors:

  • 2004 Virginia Associated Press Award, Second Place for Spot News Coverage
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