Hired at WSYX
Adam Slinger joined WSYX-TV in Columbus, Ohio has the new Weekend AM Anchor. This is a return to his former station and home for him and his wife Jill and the kids. It was an opportunity to get on desk and hone his skills as an anchor, but also for him to be closer to the grandparents.
Before heading back to Columbus he was a lead reporter at KNXV-TV in Phoenix. In his first year, the local chapter of NATAS awarded him an Emmy for his work as a General Assignment Reporter.
"He leads by example," said the management team at KNXV. "It started as a joke in the newsroom: WWSD (What Would Slinger Do?) But it was a way other reporters were complimenting Adam. They were affirming his ability to deliver daily on difficult or challenging stories. He puts in the extra work to get some of the stories that become the most talked about and often go viral on our website."
Adam previously worked as a nightside reporter and fill-in anchor at WSYX/WTTE-TV (Columbus, Ohio), KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City) and KBTV-TV (Beaumont, Texas). At WSYX/WTTE, the assistant news director dubbed him the "go-to reporter when breaking news happens." In Oklahoma City, he was the principal political reporter leading up to the primary and general elections of 2006. And while in Southeast Texas, he reported mainly on the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. Adam covered the Category 3 storm live as it approached the Gulf Coast, made landfall and devastated many communities.
Before making the leap in front of the camera, Adam worked behind the scenes at the weekend edition of NBC's "Today." At 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, he produced and booked exclusive guests for the morning program and assisted in the production of several NBC News Special Reports, including the space shuttle Columbia disaster, Operation: Iraqi Freedom, and the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Adam has a bachelor's degree from New York University where he studied politics and American history. He also spent several months in London, England studying Middle Eastern politics and the British media.