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Brooke Martin resigns from WISH in departure from TV news business
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IndyCar inks new NBC Sports deal with 13 events set for flagship channel
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Longtime anchor Morehead sues WTHR, claims harassment, discrimination
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Cortopassi leaving Indianapolis after 21 years at three TV stations
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Alyssa Andrews, a graduate of Center Grove High School and Indiana University, has returned to central Indiana as the newest meteorologist at WXIN-TV Channel 59 and sister station WTTV-TV Channel 4.
The veteran TV journalist is retiring after a 36-year career that took her around the country covering national stories. Her departure is the latest in a spate of exits from the local NBC affiliate.
Indianapolis-based Circle City Broadcasting in March filed a lawsuit in district court in Indianapolis 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.
“All Indiana Bets” will begin airing on WISH-TV in August, DuJuan McCoy, owner and CEO of WISH parent Circle City Broadcasting, announced Monday.
As he winds toward retirement, meteorologist Randy Ollis won’t be delivering a weather forecast first thing every morning like he has done on WISH-TV Channel 8 since 1984.
Chapman announced the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, saying that it’s “now my choice to pursue other dreams and goals.”
Daniel Miller, who spent a decade in Indianapolis as an anchor and reporter before leaving in 2014, is returning, WXIN-TV Channel 59 announced Thursday.
Multicultural News Network will launch in the second half of 2021, and founder DuJuan McCoy said 150 people will be hired to work out of WISH-TV’s Indianapolis headquarters to make it happen.
The weekend anchor and weekday reporter at Channel 13 since 2017 is leaving to take a position in her hometown.
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.
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.
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.
The very thing that is driving the increase—the coronavirus outbreak—is also preventing stations from cashing in on those ratings increases.