Adam Chiara is a media specialist and an award-winning journalist who writes, films, and edits his own stories. He is also the video producer at Yale University’s Rudd Center and writes a martial arts column for West Hartford News.
In 2009, Adam started CTcaresMedia.com and operated the video-news-website for nearly three years. The media outlet reported on non-profit events that did not typically receive mainstream media coverage.
Adam is honored to have won two ‘Mark of Excellence’ awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and two ‘Excellence in Journalism’ awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. His story Training Police Dogs was awarded 2nd place in the Northeast for best Online Video Feature Reporting.
Adam was also a finalist in the 2012 My TV9 Star contest. He competed on the TV show which had several on-air challenges to earn a one-year contract as the My TV9 Star personality for WCTX-TV.
In addition to his journalism career, Adam worked for the Connecticut General Assembly for several years. This gave him an extensive background in politics, public policy, and legislative process.
Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Central Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University. He has lived in Hartford since 2009, but he grew up in Los Angeles, Calif., and Bethel, Conn.