Rick Adams

Rick Adams joined the ABC 7 news team as a reporter in November 2015. He is a New Jersey native who is happy to leave the cold winters behind and now call Florida home. Before coming to ABC 7, Rick worked as a reporter for WTOL, the award-winning CBS-affiliated station in Toledo, Ohio. While in Toledo, one of the many big stories he covered was the Lake Erie toxic algae crisis, which forced hundreds of thousands of people to go without drinking water for several days. Previously, Rick worked as a reporter, anchor, talk show host and producer at television stations in Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming and New Jersey. Rick is excited to be in Sarasota as part of the ABC 7 news team. Outside of work, Rick enjoys the beach, snorkeling, running (he has completed 25 marathons) and spending quality time with his wife, Julia and the pride and joy of his life, his daughter Schuyler.

Recent Articles by Rick

Grand opening celebration officially opens doors to new Venice library

Boundless Adventures playground officially opens in North Port

Witnesses say sandhill crane struck and killed by a car on Sarasota roadway

Neighbors frustrated over loud metal shredder noise from auto parts facility in Osprey

Email bomb threats evacuate several businesses on the Suncoast

Development of Newtown property facing soil and solid waste issues

85-year-old Bradenton woman told to remove holy painting from her home, she’s fighting to keep it up

Weapons and SWAT equipment stolen from Sarasota County Sheriff Detective’s unlocked vehicle

FDOT plans on expanding State Road 70 between Lakewood Ranch and Myakka City

Law firm releases report on investigation into Sarasota City Clerk Pamela Nadalini

Friends mourn the loss of missing motorcyclist after his body was found along I-275

Salvation Army Red Kettle 20 for 20 campaign in Sarasota County

Cold weather shelters open in Sarasota and Manatee County

Ringling College cuts ribbon on state of the art post-production facility

Large crowds enjoy Seafood and Music Festival in Lakewood Ranch

Wreaths Across America still needs help for wreaths for Sarasota National Cemetery

Protest in Bradenton shows support for Central American caravan refugees

Orban’s Nursery Open House in Bradenton draws hundreds of people

Suncoast residents flock to local stores on Small Business Saturday

Traffic concerns on US 301 near the Ellenton Outlets