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Jim Vance
as News Reporter
Name Jim Vance
Birthplace Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Birth Date 1940
Season(s) 1
Number of Episodes 1

Jim Vance played a television news anchor on The Event. He is a newscaster for WRC-TV in Washington, DC.


He currently anchors the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of News4 on WRC-TV in Washington, DC. He has worked for WRC-TV since 1965, and in 1969, he became the station's main co-anchor, as one of the first African-Americans to serve in this position at any American television station. Between 1972 and 1976, Vance worked as co-anchor with Glenn Rinker at WRC-TV-4. 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. Since 1989, he has been part of currently the longest-running anchor team in Washington, alongside co-anchor and health reporter Doreen Gentzler. He is famous on the Internet for appearing in a video with the late sports anchor George Michael where they laughed at a model who fell twice on a runway.

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