Award-winning journalist has covered many of the Tri-State’s biggest stories, including December’s Jersey City shootout
NEW YORK, NY – September 10, 2020 – NBC 4 New York / WNBC today announced that award-winning journalist Adam Kuperstein will move to a new anchor role this October. He will lead the station’s 11 AM and 5 PM weekday newscasts from WNBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center studios and will transition from his current work as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.
“Adam has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, both as an anchor and a reporter. His leadership skills at the desk and his relentless curiosity in the field will make us better in our day-to-day news coverage especially during breaking news situations,” said Amy Morris, NBC 4 New York Vice President of News.
Kuperstein has covered many of the Tri-State’s most memorable news stories since joining WNBC three years ago. The first local television reporter to report live from the scene of December 2019’s deadly Jersey City shootout, Kuperstein described the unfolding events in real-time during breaking news coverage. This spring, Kuperstein’s reporting was recognized through the two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards presented to WNBC for “Breaking News Coverage” and “Team Coverage.”
In February, 2018, Kuperstein covered the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, spending several days on the ground covering the response and community impact. One month later, he again spoke with Marjory Stoneman victims, their families and student supporters from the Tri-State at the “March for our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C. Later that year, Kuperstein covered the deadly anti-Semitic attack at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, speaking with members of the Steel City’s faith community and interviewing Tri-State officials attending the Squirrel Hill memorial service. While at WNBC, he has also covered Hurricanes Irma and Dorian in Florida, the deadly Trump Tower inferno in Manhattan and was awarded a New York Emmy® for anchoring team coverage of the January 4, 2018 Tri-State blizzard.
“Our viewers expect us to cover the big stories, regardless of the time of day or where it happens. This is a responsibility we take seriously. I’m grateful to be part of this amazing news team and honored by the trust of our Tri-State viewers,” said Kuperstein.
Prior to arriving in New York, Kuperstein worked as a weekday news and sports anchor for NBC6 / WTVJ in South Florida for more than a decade. At WTVJ, Kuperstein covered three presidential elections and reported from the 2012 presidential debate at Lynn University. He also led the station’s sports coverage, including live reports from the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also covered the Miami Heat’s three NBA championship and the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Marlins Park. Kuperstein has also worked as the weekend sports anchor for Fox affiliate WUPW-TV in Toledo, Ohio, as well as at WHIZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Zanesville, Ohio.
Kuperstein is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Finance.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.
The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
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