Dr. Janus Adams is a journalist, author, historian, publisher of BackPaxKids.com, and is the host of public radio’s “The Janus Adams Show” and podcast.
She has been a news commentator and on-air guest with ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC’s The Today Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. With more than 600 articles, essays and columns and eleven books to her credit, her work has been featured in Essence and Ms. Magazines, The New York Times, Newsday, USA today, and the Washington Post. Her syndicated column ran in the Hearst Newspapers for sixteen years. Her book Glory Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African American History, was licensed by McDonald’s and reached more than 3 million readers. A dynamic speaker and passionate storyteller, she is known for her unique perspectives on current events through the lens of history.
A pioneer of issue-oriented African American and women’s programming and has hosted her own radio and television shows for more than a decade. Her 19-hour International Women’s Day marathon broadcast brought Adams—a classically-trained pianist—to NPR to open the New York News Bureau as the network’s first National Arts Correspondent.