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.
The addition of CBS at WTTV-TV Channel 4 gives Tribune Broadcasting a rare one-two punch in the central Indiana market with sibling station Fox59, delivering more sports than any other local broadcaster by a wide margin.
Beginning next season, the Colts' pre-season games will be broadcast on either WXIN-TV or WTTV-TV. In addition, programs such as “The Coaches Show with Chuck Pagano” and “Colts Up Close” will air on the stations.