The local ABC affiliate’s longtime sports director takes over Thursday as vice president of communications for the open-wheel racing series.
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.
The stage is being set for the sale of WISH-TV Channel 8 as its owner prepares to buy two other Indianapolis stations.
As part of its $4.1 deal to acquire Tribune Media Co., Nexstar Media must sell TV stations in numerous markets to avoid regulatory problems. Those sales are almost certain to involve stations in Indianapolis.
Ericka Flye, who joined WRTV-TV Channel 6 in 2000, abruptly left the station last week under unexplained circumstances.
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.
A fixture on Channel 6’s morning news team since 2001 is leaving the station to become a communications manager at Community Health Network.
A Scripps official flew in Monday to inform the WRTV staff of Larry Blackerby’s firing and his interim replacement.
Michael Grady, a sports reporter at WRTV-TV Channel 6 and public address announcer for the Indiana Pacers, has taken a position as sideline reporter for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
Howard Caldwell, a fixture on Indianapolis television news for more than 35 years, died Monday.
Officials for Channel 6 said the station is canceling “The Now” to make room for a new show produced by its parent company, Scripps, in partnership with singer Faith Hill.
WTHR and WRTV are losing veteran field reporters who had a combined 70 years of experience and numerous national accolades between them.
In a blow to local sports fans, WRTV Channel 6 is shutting down its Hometown Sports & News network and replacing it with a national syndicated network called Grit that features a lineup of action movies and westerns.
WRTV-TV Channel 6 for the first time will air the Indianapolis 500 twice. But neither of those telecasts will be live.