Fanchon Stinger, a news anchor at WXIN-TV Channel 59 in Indianapolis since 2010, announced Wednesday on social media that she will leave that role next month.
Stinger, who anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts, outlined plans to focus on a new production company as well as speaking, teaching and hosting opportunities throughout the United States.
In 2020, Stinger became the co-owner of two bucking bulls in the Professional Bull Riders league. Last year, she co-founded the bull-riding charitable initiative Grit & Grace to mentor female students in middle school and high school.
Stinger portrayed a news anchor in 2018 film “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.” The movie’s cast included John Corbett, Ted McGinley and Tatum O’Neal.
Before arriving in Indianapolis, Stinger worked in TV news in Detroit for 11 years. The University of Michigan alum is a winner of 15 regional Emmy Awards.