On Saturday, Jim Vance passed away at the age of 75. The insanely popular news anchor was a Washington, D.C. staple for over 45 years, and we have the latest report on this sad news.
Cause of Death
Vance died after a battle with cancer. In May of 2017, he announced that he was fighting cancer, but that he would continue to work while undergoing treatment.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Cheyney University, Vance taught English for three years at a junior high school. He would then make the leap into television, which obviously turned out to be a fantastic decision.
Starting in 1969, Vance was a news anchor for NBC4 in Washington, D.C. He worked their 11:00 p.m. edition for more than 40 years, drawing huge numbers of viewers for the station.
Vance received numerous accolades for his broadcasting work, including a whopping 17 Emmy Awards, inductions in the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame and the Journalists Hall of Fame, and a “Washingtonian of the Year” honor in 1976 from the Washingtonian magazine.
R.I.P. to a legendary news anchor, who will be deeply missed across the DMV.