In 2013, Terri Cope-Walton—a broadcast journalist almost by accident—became Indianapolis’ first black television news director. She compares a news show to a picnic: It’s only good if there are a variety of options to consume.
As part of its $4.1 deal to acquire Tribune Media Co., Nexstar Media must sell TV stations in numerous markets to avoid regulatory problems. Those sales are almost certain to involve stations in Indianapolis.
WRTV-TV Channel 6, which expanded news programming to weekend mornings nearly five years ago, has called off the effort. The plan will reduce local news programming on the station by five hours per week.