One of the first black major news anchors and Washington, DC’s longest serving local TV host Jim Vance, dies aged 75, following a battle with cancer.

WRC-TV President and General Manager Jackie Bradford confirmed in a statement that Vance died Saturday morning. He was 75 years old.
Vance, who was one of the first black major news anchors and DC’s longest serving television news anchor, co-hosted his 11pm show with his longtime broadcast partner Doreen Gentzler on NBC 4.

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