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Cheyney Alumnus, DC’s Longest Serving Local TV Host Jim Vance Dies

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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