Adrian Acosta is a photojournalist for FOX Carolina and usually appears on FOX Carolina News on Monday through Friday.
Adrian grew up in Spartanburg, S.C., and graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor's degree in both psychology and history.
Before coming to FOX Carolina in August 2003, Adrian served in the United States Marine Corps, where he was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He fought in the Iraq war with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force for seven months. After coming home from the war, Adrian joined FOX Carolina as a freelance news photographer. He was hired as a full time news photographer in April 2004.
Adrian transitioned to an on-air position in February 2008 when he became the station's first one-man-band (i.e. he shoots, writes and edits his own stories for the newscast).
On the weekends: I love to spend time with my wife and kids.
My favorite movie is: "Full Metal Jacket."
My favorite kind of music is: Whatever sounds good.
My favorite food is: Mexican.
Hidden Talents: I'm fluent in Spanish. I was born in Colombia, South America.
Hobbies: Lifting weights and playing soccer.
Pets: 3-year-old golden retriever named Carter.
Children: I have 4 kids.
Most Memorable Story: Two stories jump out at me as being the most memorable. One would be the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Armed with a laptop computer and a camera, my news director, two other reporters and myself headed to Washington, D.C. We didn't have credentials or even a map of the city, but we were determined to bring a first hand look at this event to our viewers.
Second would be the announcement of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford that he had been hiding out in Argentina for the weekend. I was one of the dozens of journalist gathered at the state house to attend a press conference called by the Sanford's office, but no one expected to hear what came out of his mouth.