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.
Fox 59 and CBS4 in Indianapolis are shopping for a new weather and traffic personality after losing one to a Fox affiliate in Tampa, Florida.
A fixture on Channel 6’s morning news team since 2001 is leaving the station to become a communications manager at Community Health Network.
WISH-TV Channel 8 is filling the anchor spot vacated by Dave Barras with an Indiana University graduate who has worked in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York City and Jacksonville, Florida.
Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 Thursday-night NFL games annually from Week 4 to Week 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.