Adam Chiara is a digital media creator and an award-winning multimedia journalist who writes, shoots, and edits his own video news stories. He is also currently a digital editor at CTLatinoNews.com and an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College where he teaches New Media Production and Journalism.
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. During this time, he was also a freelance journalist who mostly did work for LocalOnlineNews.TV.
To complement his journalism experience, Adam spent almost a year as a digital media creator at Yale University’s Rudd Center. There he created educational videos and infographics for the research center.
Adam is honored to have won two Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and several 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. He was also a finalist in the 2012 My TV9 Star Contest, where he competed in several on-air challenges to earn a one-year contract as the My TV9 Star personality for WCTX-TV.
In addition to his media 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.