Guest Host: Jennifer Golbeck

Longtime Washingtonian and TV anchor jim Vance

Longtime Washingtonian and TV anchor jim Vance

Generations of local Washingtonians grew up getting their television news from Jim Vance. Neighborhoods changed over the years, new residents moved in and old moved out, but Vance’s nightly place on NBC 4 remained constant before he died this past weekend at 75. We reflect on Vance’s life and legacy in local Washington – and the barriers he broke as an African-American anchor delivering news to a majority African-American city when so few people who looked and sound like him were on the air.


  • Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers; @tomsherwood
  • Richard Prince Columnist, "Journal-isms"
  • Doreen Gentzler Anchor, NBC 4

Jim Vance's Last Appearance On The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Over the years, Jim Vance appeared on The Politics Hour multiple times as a guest analyst.Β The last of those appearances occurred in June of 2015, when he joined Kojo and his NBC 4 colleague Tom Sherwood to interview Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

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