The latest move will mark the second time WISH has expanded its local news coverage this year. The station added local news in January to fill a programming void after it lost its 58-year-old affiliation with CBS-TV.
Elbert Tucker, who spent much of his 30-year TV news career leading stations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, has been named news director, WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 announced Tuesday.
It’s not clear if Steve Bray is stepping down or was terminated at WISH-TV Channel 8, but sources said he has agreed to stay through the critical television ratings sweeps period, which concludes May 20.
Propelled by the intrigue of watching Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning square off for perhaps the final time, Indy-area viewership of Sunday's playoff game easily bested first-round numbers for the Bengals contest.