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By: Janelle L. Awls
I remember watching Jim Vance on the local news growing up in Washington, D.C.
His natural, calm presence and voice on-air differentiated him among the rest.
He’s a legend that will be missed.
James Howard Vance III, also known as Jim Vance, died on Saturday, July, 22, 2017, after his battle with cancer.
According to the Washington Post, “The death was announced by WRC-TV, where he had worked since 1969, but no further details were provided. He announced his diagnosis of cancer earlier this year.”
Vance was the longest serving anchor for a local news television station in the Washington, D.C. region. He had more than 40 years of experience as a journalist
While attending American University’s School of Communication graduate program, I remember taking a field trip to NBC 4 studio, just blocks away from AU…where Vance worked.
President and general manager, Jackie Bradford of NBC4, issued a statement about Vance’s death.
“We are heartbroken to announce that Jim Vance died this morning. For more than 45 years, Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void.”