Vince Sims is a reporter and anchor for Channel 11 News. A native of Monticello, Ar., Vince arrived at Channel 11 in June 2003.
He attended the University of Central Arkansas, and received a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Journalism.
Vince worked as a reporter and anchor in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma before landing in Pittsburgh. During his time here, Vince has anchored one of the longest morning shows on Saturday and Sunday mornings. He now reports covering everything from crime, to politics and everything in between. He also serves as a fill-in anchor.
When he's not at work you can find him out and about in the community enjoying all the region has to offer. Vince often volunteers his time and serves as emcee for many nonprofit organizations throughout western Pennsylvania. He also speaks regularly to different church groups and organizations about his job and the challenges that come with it.
Vince also takes time to visit many schools, speaking to children about the importance of an education. He stresses to young people that their surroundings don't define their future. Vince grew up on an agriculture and cattle farm in rural Arkansas, where he never imagined he'd one day be on television keeping people informed about what's happening in their community.
The New Pittsburgh Courier named Vince a 2008 Man of Excellence in the Category of Media. It honors local African American males who have displayed proven success with in their profession, are positive role models whose contributions encourage others, and are active in community service.
Vince also serves as a Deacon at his Church where he also sings in the male chorus.
He enjoys dining out, playing tennis, shooting pool, swimming and just socializing with friends. His weird hobby is collecting matchbooks.
Vince truly enjoys his job and all the opportunities it allows him to see amazing things and interview amazing people.