Adam Chiara is a communications associate at the Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut and is an award-winning multimedia journalist. He is also an adjunct professor who teaches a variety of courses in media at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, and Middlesex Community College.
In 2009, Adam started CTcaresMedia and operated the video news website for nearly three years. The media outlet reported on nonprofit events that did not typically receive mainstream media coverage. During this time, he was also a freelance journalist whose work frequently appeared on LocalOnlineNews.TV.
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. He was also proud to be 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.
Over the years, Adam has worked in several other capacities in the communication. He spent almost a year at Yale University’s Rudd Center, where he created educational videos, infographics, and maintained the social media presence for the research center. Additionally, he spent several years at the Connecticut General Assembly, giving 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 spent his formative years in Los Angeles, Calif., and Bethel, Conn.