Mike Adams has worked for The Sun in Baltimore since 1983. He began as a rewrite person for the old Evening Sun and moved to other jobs in Baltimore including: assistant city editor, city editor, Perspective editor and national correspondent. While working for The Evening Sun Adams wrote an award winning series on drug trafficking in state prisons, and another focused on the plight of asbestos victims caught in a flood of personal injury litigation.
In 1999, he became a gatekeeper in The Columbia Workshop on Journalism, Race & Ethnicity. He is a 1978 graduate of the Summer Program for Minority Journalists and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Howard University and a Master's Degree in print journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C.