Rest in Peace Anne Adams, Television Producer Extraordinaire

I loved working with Anne Adams at WGBH’s Greater Boston, where she was supervising producer from 1998 to around 2006.

She was smart, funny, and cynical – everything you could ever ask for in a co-worker.

And now she’s gone.

From Bryan Marquard’s Boston Globe obituary.

Anne Adams, WGBH-TV producer who ‘truly had an impact,’ dies at 55

With uncommon range, Anne B. Adams produced TV news and feature programs about everything from the Oklahoma City bombing to cooking and concerts, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to cancer and caring for elderly parents.

At WGBH for the past two decades, her work was honored with Emmys, James Beard awards, along with a George Foster Peabody Award for “Depression: Out of the Shadows.” After she was diagnosed with cancer 2½ years ago, her constant goal was returning to her job as a senior program producer so she could shepherd more quality shows to completion.

“The one thing driving her was getting back to work,” said her husband, Peter Masalsky. “There’s a notebook on her desk with plans for the shows and the shoots and the guests.”

I remember interviewing Anne for the Greater Boston supervising producer job – which she was supremely overqualified for – on WGBH’s loading dock so I could smoke while we talked. She looked at me like, there is something seriously wrong with you, bub.

So I hired her.

And never regretted it for a single moment.

Anne Adams was talented, accomplished, and sharp in every sense of the word.

It’s just so sad she’s no longer with us.

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2 Responses to Rest in Peace Anne Adams, Television Producer Extraordinaire

  1. telegonus says:

    RIP, Anne Adams. Am all-round first class human being.

    John Bass

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