UPDATE: Afternoon anchor Hasnie leaving Fox59 for national news gig

Aishah Hasnie, a news anchor and investigative reporter who has worked at WXIN-TV Channel 59 for more than seven years, plans to leave the Indianapolis station in mid-February for a national job with Fox News Channel, Fox News announced Tuesday

aishah hasnie mugAishah Hasnie

Hasnie will work as an overnight anchor and news correspondent at Fox News headquarters in New York, the network said.

Also leaving Fox59 and sister station WTTV Channel 4 is Olivia McClellan, who said Monday she stepped down as digital reporter on Friday to take a communications position with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indianapolis Chapter.

Hasnie, who was born in Pakistan and grew up in Bedford, Indiana, joined Fox59 in July 2011 after working as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne for three years. The Indiana University graduate co-anchored Fox59's 4 p.m. newscast along with Ray Cortopassi.

In a post on Facebook on Monday, Hasnie said her last day at the station would be Feb. 12. She didn't say where she was heading but hinted that she already had a new job lined up.

“So, where am I going?” she wrote. “I have some exciting news to share with you soon. … Remember, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later.”

Hasnie got her broadcasting start at WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois, as an 18-year-old, on-air intern. She also interned at WTHR-TV Channel 13 in Indianapolis and at GEO-TV, an international network based in Pakistan.

olivia mcclellandOlivia McClellan

McClellan, a Cathedral High School and Ball State University graduate, joined Fox59 and CBS4 in October 2017. She said on Facebook that her new job at the Alzheimer’s Association would allow her to “work for a cause I’m very passionate about.”

Fox59 and CBS4 are owned by Tribune Media and share some content and staff. An official with Tribune Media did not immediately respond to questions about the departures.

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