It's been a tough day for journalists in Washington after the death of longtime NBC4 anchor Jim Vance.

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He has worked at the station since 1969. He has had a huge impact on the community during his time here.

Vance always celebrated the good and acknowledged the parts of life that didn’t go so well. That made him a great man," said Jackie Bradford, the president and general manager of NBC4.

WUSA9 staff remembers Jim Vance: