Adam BradshawDeath, Obituary – After learning of Adam Bradshaw’s passing, our whole KFDX family is in a state of mourning today. He was a beloved member of our team. Adam served as our station’s News Director throughout his time here. When he took over as News Director of our news department in April of 2018, he was one of the first people he hired, and I was one of those people. If I wasn’t the very first person hired, I was definitely in the running for that honor. He was the kind of gentleman who never grew weary of being kind to me and who never lost trust in my capacity to achieve success. He was a man of good nature.
He gave the impression that he took a great deal of enjoyment from assisting others in starting new jobs and enjoying the following degrees of success in their careers. He said this in such a way that it was clear that he got this feeling from helping people. I had the notion that this was how things worked out. In March of 2018, Adam P. Bradshaw began working at KFDX News, at which time he was also appointed to the position of News Director for the station. The KFDX News team is pleased to welcome Adam P. Bradshaw. Adam is a very talented journalist who has supervised newsrooms all the way from New York to California.
His experience spans the country. Both states have copies of his past posts in their archives. Because of his work, he was awarded an Emmy. The past ten years have been spent by Adam working as a News Director in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Because of all of the work he has done in our town, he was recently honored by being inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Nevada Broadcasters Association. Adam obtained his degree from Illinois State University in 1984 after having completed his education in the Central Illinois area. Adam was born somewhere in the middle of Illinois.
His formative years were spent in Champaign-Urbana, which is also the location of our Nexstar station, where he got his start in the broadcasting sector and where he currently works. After beginning his professional life as a reporter and producer, he quickly came to the realization that heading a news organization was more in line with his abilities and interests than any other position he could have. The fact that it appeared to be almost too good to be true was a major factor in my decision to pick this particular shot of him.
We would discuss the ideal place to move the “bug,” which is a reference to the scroll and map that is displayed on your screen, if there was adverse weather during a NASCAR race. This would take place whenever there was a race. Even though he constantly said that this was the case, there was no question in my mind that he was a great NASCAR fan. “Hey, I don’t want to annoy those guys that follow NASCAR,” he would say. Because of the fondness that we had for him, everyone of us will feel a feeling of loss as a result of his passing.