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Benita Adams

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613 Woodis Ave.

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

United States

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Employment History

Assistant Communications Professor

Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University

Marketing and Public Relations Subcontractor

Rubin Communications Group


Board Member
Girls , Inc.

Member At Large
NSA Virginia

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Blog | Koehler Books Publishing [cached]

VOTE THE COVER of Benita Adams' "Reinvent Your Life in the Second Act"

Benita Adams is a successful TV and radio host, author and motivational speaker. She has worked in the media and communications field for nearly 30 years. Most recently, she worked at WVEC, Channel 13 News, an ABC affiliate, in Hampton Roads, VA.
Her passion is helping Baby Boomer and Middle Age Women, 40 years and older, in their Midlife journey of Transformation & Reinvention. She helps women walk through their first, second and third acts.
Her TV show, "The Second Act with Benita Adams", is a 30-minute weekly lifestyle show that will engage, inform and educate women. A goal for the show is to empower women "to make the rest of their life - the best of their life."
She has been honored with The SunTrust Bank and Still Hope Foundation's "Entrepreneurial Excellence Award", "The Southeastern Virginia Arts Award for Women in the Arts" and nominated for The ACHI Magazine's "Excellence in Journalism/TV Personality Award."
Benita has taught at various universities and colleges as an Assistant Communications, English and Broadcasting Professor. Her background also includes experience as a fashion model, professional voice-over artist, and "talent" for radio and TV commercials. | News Archives - November & December 2005 [cached]

:// Benita Adams adds to work load | Thursday, December 1, 2005

We've learned that WVEC (13/ABC) Hampton/Norfolk Traffic Reporter Benita Adams is doubling as the Arts and Entertainment Reporter for VBTV (Virginia Beach Television, Cox Cable channel 48). Her segment, "Around Town with Benita Adams," will highlight the arts, entertainment and historical events in the City of Virginia Beach. It's scheduled to begin airing this month. She will continue to report traffic for Channel 13.

Targeting new industry trends and hot ... [cached]

Targeting new industry trends and hot topics, the festival will also include a panel discussion hosted by Benita Adams, Chief Executive Officer of the Second Act and former traffic reporter for Channel 13-WVEC.

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Benita Adams

Benita Adams
Benita Adams is a communications coach, columnist, image consultant and professional speaker with more than twenty years in education, broadcasting, training and program facilitating. She has also worked in marketing, public relations and sales. Benita's company, B.Adams Communications, works with individuals and groups providing them with essential communication skills in both professional and personal settings.
Benita was a featured columnist for Lifestyles Magazine, The Voice of The Boomer Generation in Hampton Roads. She was also the Style and Fashion Editor for MIX Magazine, and is a pageant coach for The Miss America System. She is a board member for the YMCA and Girls, Inc. and is a former member of the board for The National Speakers Association Virginia and Dress For Success - Norfolk, an international organization which empowers women to go from "suits to self-sufficiency". Benita has taught at variousuniversities and colleges as an Assistant Communications Professor. Her background also includes experience as a fashion model, professional voice-over artist, and "talent" for radio and TV commercials. She is currently shooting a pilot for a new reality TV show; "Make My Song A Hit.

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For nearly a decade, Benita Adams lit up the WVEC-TV Channel 13 newscast with her fluorescent smile, animal-print fierceness and an occasional oversized flower pin adorning her tops. (read more - The Virginian-Pilot)

It was pointed out to me that the piece posted on Wednesday about Benita Adams's exit from WVEC-TV contained an error. Adams was with the station for ten years NOT 20 years as first posted.
VARTV used an article published about Adams in The Virginian-Pilot in 2009 for station tenure.
Belo WVEC (13/ABC) Hampton 10-year morning traffic reporter Benita Adams has been let go by the station. She joined Channel 13 in 2003.
A post on the station's Facebook page stated, "she is no longer with WVEC. It was a management decision back in January. A post on Adams' Facebook page made it appear that she was blind-sided by the decision.
Adams has been replaced by Chesapeake native Ashley Smith who was crowned "Miss United States" in 2011.

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