Graduating Class: 2014
Industry: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Justin Adams is an award-winning journalist and proud native of Denver, Colorado. A versatile member of the newsroom, Justin is a news and sports anchor/reporter for CBS4. He has served as a play by play broadcaster with the Pac-12 Network and Altitude Sports and Entertainment. Justin also serves as the Voice of the Regis Rangers and has worked for several sports radio stations including 104.3 The Fan, KOA NewsRadio, Altitude Sports Radio and Mile High Sports. Justin is passionate about sports, specifically in historically detailing the lives of past great African-American baseball players in the Mile High City.
Justin embarked on a journalism career by working at Denver7 in 2010 as a Digital Content Producer, video editor and photojournalist. In 2014, he became a sports host for the Buffaloes Stampede, Buffs Talk, Primetime Sports and sports anchor on Colorado Morning News for KOA NewsRadio. Later, he became a sports reporter, college football and basketball color commentator for Comcast Entertainment Television Sports. Justin has also been featured guest on Fox Sports Radio. He has served the community as a Vice-President of the Colorado Association of Black Journalist and has furthered his leadership portfolio by joining the Urban Leadership Foundation.
Beyond from the professional life, Justin gives back to his community by serving as a life-skills mentor and football coach for Athletics and Beyond, which is a program that mentors high school student-athletes. Justin was a college football student-athlete, playing tight end for the Colorado Buffaloes from 2004-2006.
Centered on his Christian faith, Justin weekly joins other former college and professional athletes in After The Game Ministries (ATG). ATG acts as a bridge for athletes looking to find meaning in life after they have finished playing sports. In all, Justin’s biggest goal in life is to leave a proud legacy that would span multiple generations.
High School: Graduated from Montbello High School in 2004
College: University of Colorado Boulder 2004- 2009
Bachelors of Arts – Broadcast Production & Journalism, Ethnic Studies
Sports/News Anchor/Reporter – CBS4 – Denver, Colorado
August 2018 – Present
Anchor weekend morning news for Colorado News Channel and report stories live for the evening newscast. Sports anchor and reporter for CBS4 morning news show. Created Denver Broncos pregame and post-game coverage for the morning show and on CBSN Denver and Facebook Live, averaging 3,012 views per show. Writes digital content using AP Format on the station’s website. First priority fill-in evening sports anchor.
Reporter/Color Commentator – Comcast Entertainment Television – Denver, Colorado September 2015 – July 2018
Versatile Division 1 and Division II College Football and College Basketball Sports Analyst. Cover University of Northern Colorado Bears and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference athletic events. Sports Reporter for the Xfinity Sports Report Show; covering the High School Game of the Week.
National News Photographer/Editor – KMGH-TV “The Now,” – Denver, Colorado July 2014 – March 2015
Develop an array of studio movement shots with news anchor using GildeCam HD-2000. Edit breaking news VO/SOT’s as well as packages using Final Cut 10. Collaborated with national news desk, supervising producer and anchor to gather elements and produce news segments as well provide football analysis of the Denver Broncos for various segments. Used Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Keynote.
Editor/Digital Content Producer – KMGH-TV – Denver, Colorado October 2010 – June 2014
Gathered and edited images and video using Final Cut 10 or Grass Valley EDIUS Pro. Wrote and edited news received from AP wires, press releases and local media for station website and other new media platforms.
Play by Play/Color Commentary Broadcasts: Pac-12 Network, Altitude Sports and Entertainment, Eleven Sports, Regis University
Voice of the Regis Rangers – Regis University – Denver, Colorado September 2015 – Present
Play-by-Play broadcaster of all volleyball, basketball and baseball home games. Created, produced and hosts the Rangers Coaches Show, which covers the Rangers 12 varsity sports. All shows are recorded weekly and shared digitally from Regis’ website and social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Conducts pregame and post-game interviews with the coaches using Facebook Live.
Sports Anchor/Studio Host – KOA NewsRadio/iHeartMedia – Denver, Colorado August 2014 – September 2019
Host of “Justin & BK” on Orange and Blue 760 from 1-3 P.M. Contributor to “Orange and Blue Daily” on the Denver Broncos team website. Main fill-in Sports Anchor for Colorado Morning News and Colorado Afternoon News on KOA NewsRadio. Talk show host for Primetime Sports. Former Executive Producer for Primetime Sports with Andy Lindahl. Writes, edits, broadcasts sports news received from AP wires, local and national story resources as well as social media. Featured guest on station’s sports shows.
Sports Reporter/Co-Host – KNUS 710 AM – Denver, Colorado June 2008 – June 2014
Anchored sports and breaking news updates. Covered and broadcasted from professional games including Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.
FURTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Multimedia Manager – Pro Athletes Outreach – Highlands Ranch, Colorado July 2017 – September 2018
Wrote daily articles on sports and faith on Sports Spectrum website. Created engaging videos using Final Cut Pro for social media pages. Developed plans to increase magazine subscriptions and help grow Sports Spectrum’s print and digital media platforms. All articles were shared across the media platforms, from creative copy for print and digital advertising, to video, social media and conduct interviews of professional athletes for the Sports Spectrum media platforms.