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James Howard Vance III
January 10, 1942
|Died||July 22, 2017 (aged 75)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Cheyney University|
|Occupation||Television news anchor|
In 1972, Vance became WRC-TV'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. 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.
Vance died on July 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. following a short battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 75. At the time of his death, Vance was the region's longest-serving television news anchor with more than 45 years at WRC-TV.
- Carmody, John. "WRC: Vance In, Boggs Out". The Washington Post. March 21, 1972. p. B4.
- "Glenn Rinker, 59, Dies; Was WRC-TV Anchor From '69 to Mid-1970s". The Washington Post. February 20, 1993. p. D7.
- Bradford, Jackie. "News4 Anchor Jim Vance Dies at 75". WRC-TV. July 22, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.