Adam Rife

Adam Rife started at WDTN in July 2018 as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Previously he was an anchor and statehouse reporter in Springfield, IL, anchoring election nights and inaugurations, covering presidential and campaign stops, moderating debates, and producing special presentations. He has also worked in newsrooms in Chicago, IL and began his broadcasting career as a reporter in Champaign, IL.

Adam comes from a large, supportive family in northern Illinois and has extended family all throughout Ohio. He holds a history degree, enjoys cooking and reading, and loves to explore the Miami Valley’s hiking trails and restaurants. 

  • Hometown: McHenry, IL 
  • Top Five Interests: Playing with my nieces and nephews, listening to Elvis, watching baseball, enjoying bourbon, boating whenever possible 
  • Favorite Music: Classic rock and country
  • Favorite Movie: All the President’s Men 
  • Favorite TV Show: The Office 
  • Favorite Book: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese 
  • Heroes: My grandmothers 

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