Anne Adams, producer and innovator

From Jon Abbott to all staff (via Mike Wilkins):

It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of one our longtime colleagues. This morning our valued and respected friend and co-worker Anne Adams died after a long illness.

Despite her health challenges over the past several years Anne continued her work and impressive contributions to Studio Six as Senior Series Producer for Lifestyles and Special Projects. She played an instrumental role with many productions including Simply Ming, Lidia Celebrates America, Point Taken, Victory Garden, America After Ferguson and America After Charleston. She was an integral part of the Studio Six team, presenting station projects and numerous public affairs productions, a special interest of hers.

Anne joined WGBH in 1998, recruited from CNN to take on a producing role in Local Productions. She worked on a range of special programs including elections and inaugurations, as well as the Eye on Education series, and Greater Boston. She was among the group that developed The World radio program.

Over the past two decades Ann was recognized by her colleagues and supervisors for her commitment and dedication to the mission of WGBH and public media. She was someone who cared deeply about our work, was always willing to challenge herself and others, raising important questions and sharing thoughtful ideas. She truly had an impact, and this is a heartbreaking loss for the entire WGBH community.

We will share information about funeral arrangements when it becomes available. And we will make plans for a WGBH gathering to remember Anne.

Jon Abbott

5 thoughts on “Anne Adams, producer and innovator

  1. My love and caring thoughts go out to my friends Tom (her brother) and Betsy, here in Maine. So sorry for your loss!

  2. I’ll always remember Anne as a whip-smart, effective, creative and respected producer and colleague… and I know she’ll be incredibly missed by many. Sending deepest condolences.

  3. Anne is my cousin (I still find it hard to speak of her in the past tense) and the loss my family and I feel is immense. Our hearts are literally shattered as we contemplate our lives without her. Anne was everything to me and was a “chosen sister”. I loved seeing her work when it aired on my local PBS station here in Vermont. I was intensely proud of her professional life, but more importantly, I loved her presence in my life, day in, day out. She was always there for me. I cannot envision my life without her regular check ins, our travels, and continual laughter. She was loved deeply by every single member of our family.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this news. My office was right down the hall from hers when I was the HR Business Partner for National Productions. She was great to work with over the years. Even after I left ‘GBH, I reached out to her for a favor to interview someone’s daughter for a potential internship and she didn’t hesitate to say yes. My heartfelt condolences to her ‘GBH colleagues.

  5. Dear Jon and the WGBH Community,

    I had the opportunity to work with Anne, and Laurie, during the production of “Mindfulness Goes Mainstream.” Anne was attentive, responsive, competent and engaging. I have a sense of your loss and send caring sympathy to all of you and Anne’s family.

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