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Knox handing over WISH anchor desk to newcomer Wilson

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WISH-TV Channel 8 has named Columbus, Ind., native Lori Wilson as co-anchor with Eric Halvorson of its 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts.

She’ll take the reins from local broadcast legend Debby Knox, who will say farewell Tuesday evening after nearly four decades at WISH and ride off into retirement.

Lori Wilson mug WISHLori Wilson

Wilson, a graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis, joined the CBS affiliate earlier this year from WCAU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Philadelphia. She currently anchors the 5 p.m. WISH newscast.

Wilson worked previously as a fill-in at MSNBC, and at stations in Atlanta; Shreveport, La.; and Champaign, Ill.

Meanwhile, WISH said Tuesday that reporter Brooke Martin will co-anchor newscasts at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Martin joined the station last year from KSN-TV in Wichita, Kan.


 

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  • Wow
    I thought that Karen Hensel had this one in the bag for years.
  • Ron Burgandy
    You know, it is possible to have lived in one Indiana city and then move to another. WISH's press release says she graduated from North Central High School.
  • You sure?
    Why would a Columbus, IN native graduate from North Central High School? You sure you don't have her confused with WTHR's Nicole Pence, a Columbus, IN native who has also been in the news recently.

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