Kim Adams Returning to WDIV in Detroit After Being Out of Local TV for 13 Years

By Kevin Eck 

Kim Adams (pictured center) is returning to Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV as a meteorologist after 13 years.

Adams left WDIV and local TV to become a full-time mother to her five kids in 2009. She’s been working in radio since 2019. The station said she’ll appear on all of the station’s main content platforms starting August 8.

“We’ve been searching for someone who can serve the changing content needs of our audiences for a while now,” said WDIV vice president and general manager Bob Ellis. “In looking all over the country, we were searching for the exact right person to handle what the people of southeast Michigan have clearly told us they need and want on TV, on our website—and with extended coverage during important weather events. In Kim, we discovered that exact right person has been right here at home all along.”


She joins Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Karen Drew, Jason Colthorp and Bernie Smilovitz on the station’s evening newscasts.

“We’re thrilled to have Kim returning to the Local 4 team,” said news director Kim Voet. “She certainly knows southeast Michigan and the weather that comes with living here. Southeast Michigan also knows Kim—and they know they can depend on her to keep them updated across all our platforms on the changing weather.”

Adams started her career in 1995 at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio before working at WXYZ in Detroit from 1997 until 2002.