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Former Oklahoma City TV anchor dies

Jerry Adams, a former Oklahoma City television anchor for all three major stations, died Jan. 20.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 6, 2012

Jerry Adams, a former Oklahoma City television anchor, has died.

Adams anchored newscasts in the Oklahoma City market beginning in 1969 for KTVY — now KFOR — before moving briefly to Nashville. He then worked for KWTV for nine years until moving to KOCO in 1987, eventually leaving television news and began making car ads in the early 1990s.

Adams died Jan. 20.

He pleaded guilty to drug distribution in 1996, but was given a five-year deferred sentence. Police said they found marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine in his apartment.

Adams started his career as a disc jockey for a Tulsa radio station before starting his news anchor career in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He is survived by two daughters, a sister and four grandchildren. has disabled the comments for this article.