BFCA Member Profile

Brian Adams

Primary Outlet:
KLIV 1590 AM (San Jose, CA)
Additional Outlets:
KRTY Radio, 95.3 FM (San Jose, CA)
Website:
http://www.kliv.com
Biography:
Brian Adams is Vice President, Marketing/Communications, at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. He is also an educator, having taught communication courses part-time at Santa Clara University since 1988. Prior to joining Bellarmine, Brian enjoyed nearly 30 years in local media and public relations. A familiar face to Bay Area television viewers, he worked at KICU for 22 years, earning numerous regional and national awards. A two-time Emmy nominee, Brian is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest critic organization in North America, and a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. His entertainment reports are heard each week on 1590 KLIV radio, and on 95.3 KRTY radio. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting with Distinction, and Honors in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University, where he also received his Master of Science degree in Mass Communications. Brian is also active in the community, having served on the Board of the American Cancer Society Santa Clara County Unit, for which he is Past Board Chair 2009-2011; and Advisory Boards of Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens, Hospice of the Valley, and the Family Giving Tree. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose where he serves on several committees and of which he has been elected to serve as the club's president (July 2015-June 2016). He has also been a volunteer reader for Books Aloud, serving blind, visually impaired, learning disabled or physically disabled individuals who are unable to read conventional print. Brian is a long-time active member of the St. John Vianney Parish community in San Jose, serving in the ministry of lector. His past affiliations include the advisory board of InnVision; board member of Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens, for which he chaired the community and government relations committee; and he was among the first men to serve on the Board of the YWCA of Silicon Valley. In recognition of his community service, San Jose Public Library’s adult literacy program, Partners in Reading, established the Brian Adams Service Award given to a deserving volunteer. In 2003, he was inducted into the East Side Union High School District Hall of Fame. The San Jose Chamber of Commerce presented him the 2006 Community Leadership Alumni Award for his involvement in the community. A third-generation resident of San Jose, Brian and his wife, Gina, live in Evergreen Valley and have two sons, both graduates of Bellarmine College Preparatory: Nicholas, founder and president of NINICO Communications, a public relations/marketing agency; and Jeffrey, a Theatre Arts graduate of Santa Clara University who is currently in the acting graduate program at The New School for Drama in New York.