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.