WISH-TV Channel 8 has added a new anchor to replace Mike Barz, who recently departed after two years of co-anchoring in several of the station’s news slots.
Cortopassi leaving Indianapolis after 21 years at three TV stations
Longtime anchor Ray Cortopassi is leaving for a job as an anchor in his hometown of Chicago, where he’ll remain with Nexstar Broadcasting.Read More
Scrappy WISH-TV throws passion, resources into covering chaos
WISH usually has one crew on Saturday nights, but on May 30, it had four. WISH went live outside its normal newscasts more than any other station—which is easier for it to do than any other station because it lacks a major network affiliation.Read More
Local TV stations’ ratings rise, but advertisers flee
The very thing that is driving the increase—the coronavirus outbreak—is also preventing stations from cashing in on those ratings increases.Read More
WISH-TV sues Dish TV over fee negotiations, claims racial discrimination
Indianapolis-based Circle City Broadcasting, which owns WISH-TV Channel 8, this week filed a lawsuit against Dish TV, accusing Dish of racial discrimination as the two sides negotiate over fees that WISH is seeking to be retransmitted on the satellite service.Read More
The local ABC affiliate’s longtime sports director takes over Thursday as vice president of communications for the open-wheel racing series.
Ben Hill, who has co-anchored WTHR-TV Channel 13’s morning weekday news since 2016, is leaving Indianapolis for an anchor job in Nashville, Tennessee, WTHR announced Tuesday.
The 30-minute show, called All INdiana Politics, will run at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays starting Sept. 27.
The suit involves fees that Circle City is seeking for the retransmission of WISH and WNDY on AT&T’s Uverse and DirecTV cable and satellite services. Circle City filed a similar lawsuit against Dish TV earlier this year.
Kevin Rader, a fixture at WTHR-TV Channel 13 since 1990, said he would remain in Indiana but would be leaving television news in July.
WHME-TV Channel 46 plans to broadcast 60 hours of live WISH news starting April 6, WISH owner Circle City Broadcasting announced.
WTHR-TV Channel 13 said it would no longer use a dedicated person for traffic coverage as part of a strategic shift.
WISH-TV Channel 8 announced Thursday it has hired McKinzie Roth as the station’s “Entertainment Insider.” Roth is known locally for appearing in TV ads for Andy Mohr auto dealerships.
Circle City Broadcasting, the owner of WISH-TV Channel 8 and WNDY-TV Channel 23, has signed a two-year contract to air Indianapolis Indians home baseball games over the next two years.
Nexstar Media Group Inc. has terminated about two dozen employees at CBS affiliate WTTV-TV Channel 4 and Fox affiliate WXIN-TV Channel 59 in Indianapolis, industry sources told IBJ on Wednesday.
Dominic Mancuso, a 35-year broadcasting veteran, held the same position for Nexstar Media Group in Buffalo, New York, for CBS affiliate WIVB-TV and CW affiliate WNLO-TV.
Indianapolis native DuJaun McCoy is back home with a big project. In April, he purchased WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 for $42.5 million, becoming the only black owner of a TV station in a Top 50 market.
An Indianapolis native, DuJuan McCoy expects to use his status as a local owner and the wisdom he’s acquired as a national turnaround artist to improve the station’s fortunes.
WISH-TV said the hiring will be part of “an unprecedented news coverage expansion initiative being rolled out over the next several months” by the station’s new owner.
Sports reporter and anchor Larra Overton has been hired as a producer and sideline reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.
Thomas never actually applied for the job at Channel 6. He was recruited by a news director who saw his work while hiring a photographer.