Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Steven Allen Adams and I’m the state government reporter for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, covering West Virginia’s capitol for five daily newspapers. I’m also an occasional freelance writer, podcast producer, videographer, and radio DJ.

My daily focus is on coverage of our statehouse; in-depth writing on topics ranging from public policy, legislation, and investigative reporting; and my weekly column, where I provide analysis on the politics behind the policies.

I have nearly two decades of experience as a journalist, starting my career at the Ogden-owned Parkersburg News in 2002. My journalism career spans print, radio, television, and new media. My work has appeared across West Virginia and has been cited by dozens of national news outlets, including CNN, Reuters, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, the Associated Press, and more.