WTHR reporter, anchor McCutcheon leaves for life sciences job

Matt McCutcheon, a reporter and anchor for WTHR-TV Channel 13 since 2013, has left the station and taken a job in corporate communications for a local life sciences firm.


“Today I announce my ‘retirement’ from the news industry,” McCutcheon wrote in a Facebook post from Thursday. “… I have been craving a change for a while and have been blessed again with a wonderful opportunity to keep telling stories about great products making a difference in our lives.”

McCutcheon’s new position is global external communications manager for Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, based in Indianapolis. The firm makes products used in medical testing.

McCutcheon earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and leadership in 2004 from Franklin College. He worked in a variety of on- and off-air roles for Fort Wayne-based WANE-TV Channel 15 from 2004 to 2010. He then worked in Louisville, Kentucky, for WAVE-TV Channel 3 and WLKY-TV Channel 32 before joining WTHR in 2013.

According to his LinkedIn account, he worked at WTHR until December.

“It has been a dream of mine to cover the news in Indianapolis, Louisville and Fort Wayne,” McCutcheon wrote on Facebook. “It was a childhood dream, and I achieved it.”

WTHR has lost at least two other on-camera personalities in recent months.

Alyssa Raymond, a weekend anchor and weekday reporter, left the station in October to take a job in her hometown of Pittsburgh. And Ben Hill, who co-anchored WTHR’s morning weekday news since 2016, departed in September for an anchor job in Nashville, Tennessee.

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2 thoughts on “WTHR reporter, anchor McCutcheon leaves for life sciences job

    1. Here was a post on her Facebook from November 25:
      My heart hurts for all you – my viewer family — as I know there are a lot of questions and concerns about why I am not on the air and when I will return. I have been very open in the past but this time is different. It’s a very private matter — one that has forced me to take some time off. I promise to you and everyone that more will be shared when I can. I hope this helps to somewhat alleviate the concern and provides some explanation for now. Much love to you and everyone who has been supportive of me for the past 21 years. I miss my profession and my viewer family! ❤️💗 All things work together for good to them who love the Lord! #Faith
      I am thankful for YOU, and for being alive after two years of cancer treatments. God is good and worthy to be praised. I can’t spend #Thanksgiving with my parents this year which breaks my heart, and I know a lot of you are in the same situation. We haven’t seen them in person practically the entire year because of #Covid. BUT, mommy shared her recipe for #CornbreadDressing 🤸🏽‍♂️🤸🏽‍♂️ so I will try to make it for the boys. I hope I do her proud! I’m nervous! Here’s a picture of the two of us 40 years ago at #PensacolaBeach. ❤️ Now you know where my love of the beach comes from — it’s in my DNA. 😉 WTHR-TV

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