Longtime WRTV news anchor Trahan leaving station

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Longtime WRTV-TV Channel 6 news anchor Grace Trahan is leaving the Indianapolis television station effective Wednesday.

In a statement released by the station Tuesday, Trahan said she was resigning because she wanted to spend more time with her family.

“After much thought and consideration, I have decided that my family time is suffering and I cannot be the kind of mom I want to be to my three children,” she said. “While I have enjoyed 23 wonderful years in the news business (18 of those right here at RTV6), I have decided it is time to put my family first.”

Trahan joined WRTV in 1994 as a general assignment reporter and later anchored the weekend news. For the past 14 years, she has anchored both the station’s weekday morning and noon newscasts.

A WRTV spokesman said station reporter Tanya Spencer will fill Trahan’s anchor duties until a permanent replacement is named. Spencer came to WRTV in 2005 from WFIE-TV Channel 14 in Evansville.


  • I applaud you
    Grace: While I will miss your pleasant demeanor and your telecasts, I applaud you for your decision to spend more time with your family instead of remaining at WRTV. I have personally known many women over the past 30 years who have enjoyed fulfilling careers with a personal life including children, husband, and home. Unfortunately, nearly all of them have compromised their families for their career. For many of them, the compromise has led to divorce and estrangement. There just aren't as many "superwomen" as some people want us to believe there are. Enjoy your family, and don't look back!
  • Full Comment
    Her full comment on Facebook: "I've decided to put my family first, friends. I'm moving on to the corporate world... Details to come later. Friday will be my last morning on Good Morning Indiana. Thank you for your support!! I will miss my friends at RTV-6, but my family needs me to be awake and truly present. LOL My new job will mean no more holidays, no weekends and no 2:30 a.m. wake up call. Woo Hoo. God is good!" That doesn't sound like she's hiding anything - she's taking a job with more reasonable hours so she can spend more time with family.
  • There's more to know
    Grace is leaving for other reasons beyond her family. Most likely the reason that others are looking for exits: managerial failures.
  • misinformed?
    funny that Grace's facebook page says she is leaving for "the corporate world" !
    • Good Bye Grace
      Thanks for keeping Indy informed for the past 18 years. Although your smile will be missed, I know your famify will be glad to see you awake and with them more often. Good luck and may God bless you!

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