Adam Knapp

Wichita, Kansas

Adam has been a professional writer for more than 20 years. His first attempt at screenwriting, a dark comedy "Cinderella Boy," advanced to the quarterfinals of last year's Final Draft's Big Break contest.

He is in post-production on "Out Here In Kansas," a documentary he wrote and directed. The film centers around physician Burt Humburg (who came out of the closet after becoming a All-American football player) and his former pastor, Joe Wright (who was instrumental in making gay marriage unlawful in the state of Kansas).

You can read more about the the documentary here, or watch the trailer here.

As a journalist, Adam has covered more than 300 Wichita State basketball games, from New York to Seattle to the Virgin Islands. His coverage included the Final Four season of 2013, when he was working for KWCH 12 Eyewitness News.

In addition to writing and voicing several radio commericals, Adam appeared inthis 2016 television commercial with former Shocker stars Ron Baker, Fred Van Vleet and Evan Wessel. Adam is also an experienced movie extra.

Adam is a cast member in "Wichita Gridiron," which raises money for local journalism scholarships. He's been involved in helping numerous organizations over the years, including the Public Education Task Force, American Red Cross, Leadership Butler, Greater Andover Days, Lord's Diner and the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Adam's hyperlocal news website, which covered Andover, was a media partner with KWCH before his business was bought out by New York-based Gatehouse Publications.

Most of Adam's professional years have been spent in a decade-plus at The Wichita Eagle, where he won numerous newsroom and regional honors and landed national sportswriting awards in 1999, 2002 and 2005. Adam wrote for every section of the Eagle except for business. Nonetheless, it was the Wichita Business Journal that finally hired him away in 2007.

Adam is the father of two teenagers, and prides himself on being an active community leader in Wichita and Butler County. He has visited 46 states and has tried everything from skydiving to hang gliding to bungee jumping.

  • Work
    • Screenwriter
  • Education
    • B.A., Wichita State University, 1993