As wintry weather descends on central Indiana, Channel 8 is filling two openings on its forecasting staff with native Hoosiers—one of whom worked for a local competitor until 2017.
After two years in Indianapolis, Ball State grad Brad Maushart will return to a station where he formerly worked as an intern.
After five years, Kerri Cavanaugh is exiting her post as vice president of news for Tribune Broadcasting’s local stations.
A source told IBJ on Tuesday that Kravitz had been laid off with several others at the top-rated local TV station.
WISH-TV Channel 8 plans to extend its weekend news coverage by a half-hour on Saturdays and Sundays, the station announced this week.
Wright is the longest-serving TV station manager in Indianapolis. He joined WFYI in 1988 as director of program production before being appointed president and CEO the following year.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw its bid to become a nationwide powerhouse collapse after its would-be partner, Tribune Media Co., withdrew from a planned $3.9 billion merger that drew the ire of regulators.
Had the deal gone through, it would have reshaped the Indianapolis television landscape. Chicago-based Tribune owns WTTV-TV Channel 4 and WXIN-TV Channel 59.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has offered to abandon or revise sales of TV stations in some markets after its proposed $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media Co. met rebuke from regulators.
The proposed $3.9 billion acquisition would change ownership at Indianapolis-based stations WTTV-Channel 4 and WXIN-TV Channel 59.
Kyle Inskeep, a reporter with WXIN-TV Channel 59 and WTTV-TV Channel 4 for the past three years, is leaving the station for a new job, he said.
WISH-TV and WTHR have invested heavily in technology to make their news sets grab viewers, but their methods of operation vary widely.
It will end a tradition that is just as much part of the Indy 500 fabric as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the yard of bricks, the celebratory milk in victory lane and the singing of “(Back Home Again in) Indiana.”
The channel’s new hire arrived from an ABC affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin, after the exits of Brittany Rainey and Lindsay Riley. She’ll also appear on WTTV’s local sister station.
John Stehr, 59, took a leave of absence from anchoring duties last year after undergoing heart surgery for an aneurysm but he returned in October.
The deal with NBC Sports Group will dramatically increase IndyCar’s exposure next season and move the Indianapolis 500 to a different network for the first time since 1965. It won’t end the live local blackout of the Indy 500.
Ken Brewer, a meteorologist at WISH-TV Channel 8 for more than 17 years, will be joining his former boss in the private sector.