News correspondent, New York
Jacqueline Adams has served as a CBS News correspondent based in New York since October 1989. She reports regularly for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and its "Eye on America" segment, as well as other CBS News broadcasts, including CBS News Sunday Morning.
Adams has also contributed to CBS Radio. She anchored the series, "Black Expression," four weeks of special reports commemorating black history month (February 1992 and 1993) and "Health Talk," a daily feature on the CBS Radio Network (September 1991-December 1992).
Prior to moving to New York, Adams was assigned to CBS News' Washington bureau (1979-89). She served two tours as a White House correspondent (January-October 1989 and January 1985-April 1988). Before that, she covered Congress and numerous political campaigns, including the 1988 Presidential campaign of George Bush and, in 1984, the primaries, the Presidential campaigns of Senator Gary Hart and Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Vice Presidential campaign of Geraldine Ferraro. Before her Capitol Hill assignment, Adams reported on the federal regulatory agencies in Washington.
She joined CBS News in November 1979 in its Washington, D.C. bureau.
Adams has been honored with an Emmy Award for her work on 48 Hours: "The Search for Matthew" (1990) and an Ohio State Award for 48 Hours: "Against the Odds" (1991).
Before that, she was the business and economics reporter for WBBM-TV, the CBS Owned station in Chicago (August 1978-1979). Earlier, Adams worked at WNAC-TV Boston (now WHDH-TV) as an anchor and general assignment reporter.
Prior to the start of her broadcast journalism career, she worked at the Christian Science Monitor as an assistant to the United Nations bureau correspondent (1969-70).
Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was graduated from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration with an M.B.A. She also attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's summer program for minority students.