After 21 Years, Anchor Retiring from Providence’s WPRI

By Andrew Gauthier 


Karen Adams, WPRI 12‘s Emmy-winning longtime anchor whose familiar presence has guided viewers through events ranging from the Station nightclub fire to the Patriots’ Super Bowl appearances, will retire at the end of this year.

Adams’ retirement was announced Friday by Joe Abouzeid, the station’s news director. Her final broadcast will be Dec. 30. The station plans to conduct a nationwide search to find her successor.

“It’s been an exciting and fulfilling career where I have been the ‘eyewitness’ to news events in Rhode Island, New England, and across the country,” Adams, who lives in Lincoln, said in a statement. More…