It's been a tough day for journalists in Washington after the death of longtime NBC4 anchor Jim Vance.
PHOTOS: 45 years of Jim Vance
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:
My prayers and condolences to Jim Vance's family. He is deeply missed already. https://t.co/27s35fXK73— Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) July 22, 2017
Loss helps you reflect on what's truly important. Kindness. Generosity. Love. Thanks 4 the memories, Jim. Rest in power & peace, my friend. pic.twitter.com/94iTUWyceb— leslifoster (@leslifoster) July 23, 2017