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.
Longtime anchor Morehead sues WTHR, claims harassment, discrimination
WTHR’s website still lists Andrea Morehead as one of its news anchors, but her attorney told IBJ that the station fired her in December.Read More
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.