Michael Anthony Adams is an investigative journalist at ABC10 in Sacramento, Calif., specializing in short documentaries for the station's Special Projects Unit.
Before moving to California, he covered breaking news on the night shift at The Indianapolis Star, where he used innovative reporting techniques to elevate the paper to the #1 source of breaking crime news in the city. To accompany many of his stories, he produced videos and short documentaries for the paper’s digital audience, one of which screened at the Indiana Black Expo Film Festival in 2016.
Michael has also worked as freelance video journalist for Al Jazeera's digital vertical, AJ+, pitching, shooting and editing short video packages that highlighted issues concerning civil unrest, law enforcement, politics and social justice movements.
Additional print, photo and video work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, USA Today, Al Jazeera, Chicago Social Magazine, Denver’s Westword, The Lexington Herald-Leader, The Louisville Courier-Journal, Newcity and more.
Michael was born in Detroit and raised in its suburbs. After a short stint in Los Angeles, he moved to Boston and received his bachelor's degree in print and multimedia journalism from Emerson College. Before joining The Indianapolis Star in 2013, he worked as a freelance writer in Chicago.