Felicia Lawrence is set to work her first Channel 13 shift alongside Scott Swan and Anne Marie Tiernon in late January.
Taylor Tannebaum exiting WTHR for role at ACC Network
Tannebaum, who has ended a four-year stint at WTHR-TV, will focus on college football played by Clemson, North Carolina State and her alma mater, Florida State.Read More
IBJ Podcast: After triple-bypass surgery, Chuck Lofton is doubling down on TV career
Lofton chats with host Mason King about his longevity in the TV news business; the offers he’s had—but not taken—to move up from the Indianapolis market; the close shaves he has experienced in the field; and whether there is room on local TV news to talk about the politically charged topic of climate change.Read More
Andrea Morehead drops discrimination lawsuit against WTHR
The longtime news anchor’s lawsuit alleged that she had been harassed and mistreated by colleagues and managers as she waged a public battle with breast cancer.Read More
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
Swayed by the station’s sterling reputation and the size of the media market, Jefferson has accepted an offer to be a general assignment reporter for a station in Texas.
Chapman announced the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, saying that it’s “now my choice to pursue other dreams and goals.”
Matt McCutcheon, a reporter and anchor for WTHR-TV Channel 13 since 2013, says he has “retired” from the news industry and is taking a corporate communications gig.
The weekend anchor and weekday reporter at Channel 13 since 2017 is leaving to take a position in her hometown.
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.
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.
WTHR-TV Channel 13 said it would no longer use a dedicated person for traffic coverage as part of a strategic shift.
TV news veteran Karen Campbell announced on social media Thursday that she will join WTHR-TV Channel 13 beginning Aug. 5. In addition, WTHR is adding multimedia journalist Sarah Jones in September.
NBC mainstays Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by Tom Hanks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of a live broadcast honoring caregivers to U.S. military veterans.
WTHR-TV Channel 13 has filled its open news director position, which was vacated late last year when Kathy Hostetter left the local NBC affiliate.
John Stehr, 60, held off on leaving for several months but will finally take his last lap this week with a number of tributes to his four-decade career.
The frenzy of deal-making inevitably leads to speculation about the future of WTHR-TV Channel 13—which, incredibly, has been under the ownership of the same family—the Wolfes of Columbus, Ohio—since 1975.
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.
A source told IBJ on Tuesday that Kravitz had been laid off with several others at the top-rated local TV station.
WISH-TV and WTHR have invested heavily in technology to make their news sets grab viewers, but their methods of operation vary widely.