Many people claim to be from Washington D.C., but Adam Belmar is a true Washingtonian. He grew up in a northwest D.C. house that two U.S. presidents (Bush 41 & 43) once called home, and was drawn to politics and TV news at an early age.
Adam graduated from Boston University in 1996 and quickly made his way back to the nation’s capitol as a broadcast journalist. As an assignment editor and producer in Tribune Broadcasting’s Washington Bureau, he covered the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton and the contested 2000 election of President George W. Bush.
From there it was straight to morning TV, first with a stint as a writer and producer on the nationally syndicated Sunday morning political talk show, “The McLaughlin Group.” By September 11, 2001 Adam was doing morning TV five days a week as a Washington producer at ABC’s Good Morning America. In 2003 Adam took over as the show’s Senior Washington Producer, responsible for managing all aspects of the show’s Washington operation, including newsgathering, live production and bookings.
In late 2005 Adam went back to Sunday mornings and began what he calls his “George” period. As the senior producer of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” he advised George S. on the show’s taped elements, editorial development, and oversaw the weekly production cycle. Then, in 2007, Adam left George S. for George W.
As Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for Production, Adam was responsible for designing and implementing the White House visual communications strategies that advanced President Bush’s policies and objectives, including issue areas of energy, defense, national security, economic oversight, health care, trade, homeland security, environment, and national volunteerism. He coordinated and produced all presidential addresses, interviews, press conferences, summits, as well as presidential trips to 25 countries.
Adam now works in marketing and communications in Washington DC with the acclaimed advertising agency R&R Partners (creators of the “What Happens Here Stays Here” campaign for Las Vegas). Adam is also the owner of the visual communications firm Backdrop Nation. He is a on-air contributor on matters of political stagecraft to the POTUS channel on Sirius XM satellite radio.