Felicia Lawrence, a Chicago native and a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, will join the lineup of news anchors at WTHR-TV Channel 13, the Indianapolis NBC affiliate announced Wednesday.
Lawrence will work alongside WTHR news veterans Scott Swan and Anne Marie Tiernon on the station’s weekday evening telecasts, beginning in late January.
“Felicia is a journalist who understands that you have to meet today’s news viewers where they are,” WTHR news director Jeff Rosetti said in a written statement. “You can’t just read a list of facts to them and call it a day. You need to engage them on the stories and conversations that shape their lives. That’s what Felicia Lawrence will be bringing to Indianapolis.”
Before joining the WTHR staff, Lawrence co-hosted a morning news talk show titled “The Jam” on Chicago CW affiliate WCIU-TV. Previously, she worked as an anchor and reporter for stations in North Carolina, Kansas and Missouri.
WTHR hired Jalea Brooks as a weekend morning anchor and weekday morning reporter in January 2021.
The station’s 2021 departures include reporter Steve Jefferson leaving for a Dallas station in August and reporter Sandra Chapman exiting the staff in January.