Adam Clanton is a weekend sports anchor/reporter/producer at KPRC Local 2. He started at the station as an intern in 2005.
Adam moved to Houston when he was 8 years old after short stints in Tulsa, Okla., and Austin, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of fine arts in radio and television.
"Being able to follow sports for a living is easily the best part of the gig," Adam said. "I could be doing a number of other jobs in other professions, but for it to be my job to watch and keep up with our local teams is a blessing."
"I'm really just another sports fan like most of the people who watch me on TV, I want the hometown teams to do well, just like the rest of you, and I'm not afraid to admit that," he said.
Adam's most embarrassing moment wasn't on air, but thousands of people were watching when it happened. When he was in the seventh grade, Adam won a contest to be a Houston Rockets ballboy for a night.
"I was late getting to the game," he said. "When I arrived, the jersey and shorts they had for me were way too small ? no time to look for the right size. I was introduced to The Summit crowd on the court during pregame ceremonies with the kind of shorts that would make John Stockton proud. It was only after the spotlight was on me that I was given a pair of shorts that fit right. The moral, as always? Be on time!"
Adam married his beautiful wife, Natalie, in August 2009. They are proud parents of Jaxson, a Bichon Frise that keeps them busy by running all over their home.
In the little spare time Adam can find, he spends time with his wife and family, playing Playstation 3 games and watching movies.
"My wife and I are both big fans of comedies," he said. "Both Dumb and Dumber and Wedding Crashers have to rank up there near the top of our list. I also have a ridiculously large DVD library."
Adam enjoys good food, but he has two favorites in particular.
"I love me some Tex-Mex and Italian," Adam said. "Pappasito's is a definite must and Maggiano's is where I like to get my Italian fix."