Youll find me on my new FB page Mimi Pearce Traffic and Ill still help you with the commute on my radio home WFMS. 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That's why I don't, anymore. I really like Mary Milz and have always trusted her reporting. I hope everyone feels better now after throwing your opinions around on something they really know nothing about. INDIANAPOLIS Former WTHR anchor and reporter Jill Ditmire has passed away at the age of 56. IndyStar reporters Johnny Magdaleno and Chris Sims contributed to this report. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. I enjoyed watching both Nicole's. "Wow, 19 years," Pearce said. Nicole is a budding star of the future. I am grateful to RTV6 and I am blessed by the support of viewers who have watched me for many years, Flye said on WRTVs Facebook page. "Channel 13 has made a change to traffic operations. Veteran TV journalist Mary Milz has resigned from WTHR-TV Channel 13 to head into retirement after a career that took her across the country covering some of the biggest national stories of the time. Im ready to do some new things. Tiernon is currently the 5:30 and 6 PM anchor.====Current on-air staff (as of July 2010)====. However, the partnership ended when WNDY was purchased by LIN TV Corporation, which also owned WISH-TV. He was even described as a "Renaissance Man" and his life seemed to play that out. She covered news, politics, culture, hot topics and chatted with Hollywood celebs like Denzel Washington, Gabrielle Union, Giuliana Rancic and so many more! Ratings were slow to improve until the mid-1990s, when WTHR hired former CBS News correspondent John Stehr to anchor its evening newscasts. Follow her on Twitter:@hollyvhays. Here's a look at some of the key changes. "When my disabled daughter, Annalee, took a liking to you several years ago you went above and beyond to make her happy by spending time with her at cookbook signings," wrote Carl Camacho, " and you even sent her a birthday card, which is still hanging in her room. She also took time to thank the community for allowing her to tell their stories and noted other journalists who have inspired her throughout her career. Join us for an evening of networking designed especially for real estate professionals. Dedicated to the advancement of the State of Indiana by re-affirming our state's constitutional principles that: all people are created equal; no religious test shall be imposed on our public officials and offices of trust; and no special privileges or immunities shall be granted to any class of citizens which are not granted on the same terms to all citizens. Theyre nearly unwatchable. . Kevin Gregory (the chief meteorologist) is the son of former WTHR chief meteorologist Bob Gregory. The previous owner, Dispatch Broadcast Group, held the station for 44 years. In the case of the ABC affiliation, the network rose to first place and was seeking out stronger local stations to affiliate with in many markets; NBC, meanwhile, was the lowest rated network. Hard Knocks to showcase Colts for first in-season episodes, Republic sues flight school students over deal for reduced tuition, Investors wary as Elanco pins hopes on new products, Robotics curriculum initiative targets younger, nonwhite kids. Learning as she accepted the new challenge. Malcom Maddox is less famous than the other people on this list, but in Detroit he was a respected anchor. I am glad to see her on 59 that's the news I watch ttc, She was fired because he's the governor's niece in Indianapolis is a predominantly democratic socialist area. Here's a look at some of the anchors we had to say goodbye to in 2017. Get the latest news and breaking news from the Eyewitness News team. Now it seems as if Dave and Taylor are both part-time at best, and produce no in-studio content. I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a . WISH-TV then assumed responsibility of the production of WNDY's 10 p.m. newscast. I feel very fortunate to have had a career I truly loved.. Also, work she pre-taped featuring Heartland Film will air this Thursday night on WFYI. And if you're ever in Minneapolis, send her a message. Copyright 2005-16. Morehead is seekingattorney's fees, compensatory and punitive damages, lost wages and benefits and other relief. Read more: What you need to know about former Morehead's suit. Ex-WTHR meteorologist Nicole Misencik joins Indy marketing firm, When TV meteorologist Randy Ollis won that culture war, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. From 1985 to 1989, she worked at KTPX-TV Channel 9 in Midland, Texas, as an anchor, reporter and producer. Ben Hill, who has been a "Sunrise" co-anchor at WTHR-13 since 2016, is taking a TV job in Nashville. She will be very successful. and after the firing of Ann on national TV and not Matt, I will not watch it again until he is fired!!! Please know that I will always be in your service.". "Watching you early in the morning meant there was a chance the day was gonna be awesome. Manage all your favorite fandoms in one place! You did read the second paragraph, right? Follow her on Twitter @AllisonLCarter. WTHR used to have a partnership agreement with then-UPN affiliate WNDY-TV (channel 23; now a MyNetworkTV affiliate). ", Search for accused Johnson County scammer ends in arrest, Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett remembered on 5 year anniversary of line of duty death, Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: Record-breaking rain raises ongoing flood concerns, Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: Mild air returns with more rain, snow returning late week. the anchors there today have zero charisma. Look for her someday on the Today Show or GMA, if she chooses to continue a career in broadcasting. Five years ago, Kevin sold nearly all of his Batman collectibles to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Channel 46 (1998-2009), // Pescovitz announced in August she was leaving Indianapolisto join Fox 9 in Minneapolis/St. "So, my 'reboot'is just about complete, and I'm ready to get back to work.". "Really WTHR? One of the other competitors, Richard Fairbanks, owner of WIBC-AM 1070 sued the FCC. Flye's departure is the third one in this market to make news this week. Ive been doing this for 35 years, and its just kind of time, Milz, 60, told IBJ. It was also dogged by a weaker network affiliation; ABC would not be on an equal footing with CBS and NBC until the 1970s. As a health beat reporter, I've never seen anyone who can't pronounce medical terms or the products she's reporting on, like her. 2021-22 Hoosiers Talk About Why Indiana is a Great Place for Your Career, 2020-21 Todays College Students Older, Wiser, 2019-20 Former Indy 500 Driver Crosses College Finish Line, WRTV anchor Starrantino leaving station for new job in California, Fox59 adds Indianapolis-area native to meteorology team, Kurt Vonnegut Museum earns states first Literary Landmark designation. Skip Navigation. You are a class act and we wish you nothing but the best! TheEmmy Award-winningnews anchor suingWTHR-TV Channel 13's parent companyafter alleging she suffered unlawful and discriminatory actionssaid Wednesday the allegations laid out in the lawsuit are just a "small portion" of the treatment she received. Being a journalist is very demanding. In three decades with the station, Kopp held a variety of. By 2002, WTHR beat WISH in all news timeslots and changed its slogan to "Indiana's News Leader". Four! I certainly didn't care for NP at all. Morehead in the Facebookpost said her "troubling experiences" at the station robbed her of "the pure joy of the profession to inspire and give hope to others." Earlier in 2020, political reporterKevin Rader retiredand traffic reporterMimi Pierce leftas part of a change in the way the station covered commuting. They worked well together and made it enjoyable. I muted the sound whenever she spoke or simply changed the channel. Its the American way right? God be with you Nicole. Brooke Hasch anchors WHAS11 News at Noon. Reporter Steve Jefferson told IBJ last week that he had been given a job offer he couldnt refuse from highly regarded WFAA-TV Channel 8 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He was moved from the early-morning "Sunrise"program in March 2016 to take on "other tasks." Somesmiles are just too fake.She loved her work and one couldtell. WTHR is owned by Virginia-based Tegna Inc., which acquired the station in 2019. Pence in March said she was leavingCBS4to spend more time with her three young children. INDIANAPOLIS Former WTHR-13 news anchor Andrea Morehead has filed a civil lawsuit against the station and its owners. RIP, Jill. Anonymous Replier. Morehead announced she was cancer-free in March 2020. Andrea Morehead - weeknights at 5 and 11 p.m. Scott Swan - weekdays at noon and 5:30 p.m. Scott Akin (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekends at 11 p.m. Chuck Lofton (NWA Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings. Jennie Runevitch. WTHR broadcasts its local newscasts in 1080i high definition, which is the same high definition resolution as NBC network programming. Call IndyStar reporter Holly Hays at (317) 444-6156. As someone who has worked as a journalist, your integrity and ethics is everything. 2023 Nominate a company for IBJs exclusive ranking of fastest-growing privately held companies by March 1st. As a former anchor I can tell you folks one thing, Nicole Pence was the worst talent WTHR has hired since the 90's with the likes of Teresa Tanoos and a couple of others with no talent. Pescovitz said she always is willing to offer dining and shopping suggestions. She described the "intentional roadblocks" she says she experienced from company management as the "antithesis of fairness, equality, and humanity.". It's sad that she got fired like that. WTHR president and general manager Michael Brouder did not immediately respond to a request for comment. . "I pray you couldnt see or feel the pain that was real and emotionally consuming and exhausting," she wrote in the open letter. Flye, an Anderson native, graduated from Ball State University with a communications and journalism degree in 1992. Shutterstock. That was riveting Wthr. 13News Anchor / Reporter - @JaleaBrooks. Don't think it was just about spending more family time either. Join us for an evening of networking designed especially for real estate professionals. She also cited other journalists who served as her inspirations throughout her career, saying she hopesshe had a similar impact as a "positive mentor" to interns and young journalists she has worked with. WTHR News Director Jeff Rosetti said Milz has been part of a long line of outstanding journalists to cover the city for the station. The reason I watched WTHR weekends was Nicole Pence., Great to work with Jill at multiple media organizations. WTHR-13 weekend anchor Naomi Pescovitz, an Indianapolis native, is the latest to announce she's leaving the local market. [3] [4] [5], WTHR also produces the Brain Game, a weekly televised quiz bowl competition for high school students. Morehead saidthere is more to the story of the "pervasive and unconscionable treatment" at WTHR in the post and told how the experience stole "the pure joy of the profession to inspire and give hope to others.". AnotherWTHR-13 fixture is leaving the local news team. Additionally, when workplace adjustment or scheduling requests were made during her treatment, the lawsuit says, management would ask for additional information from doctors and share information Morehead had not intended to share about her treatment with co-workers. She reported on the tense protests of 2016 after the police shooting death of Keith Scott garnered national attention. Shes been an anchor, reporter, TV Host, and radio commentator on ABC, NBC, CW, FOX affiliates, as well as nationally on FOX News Channel. For three decades, she has been part of the Morning Show. According to the Wrap's new Q Score survey, CBS' Scott Pelley is the most-liked news anchor, while Chris Matthews falls in last place as the least-liked newscaster. Radio-TV Broadcast History is a FANDOM TV Community. As a reporter for WHO-TV Channel 13 in Des Moines from 1989 to 2000, she covered the 1989 crash of United Flight 232, the 1993 floods and the Iowa caucuses. Reach her via email: All rights reserved. Maybe she should go back to Kentucky if they will have her. The most challenging time in the history of modern human kind and you do this now?" She also worked from 1993-97 at WTHR-TV Channel 13 as a production assistant, on the news assignment desk and as an anchor. Im still figuring it out. She loves traveling internationally, dance, sci-fi movies, eating at new restaurants and learning new languages! My name is Matthew Fultz and storytelling is my passion. The station signed on October 30, 1957[1] as ABC affiliate WLWI (often rendered in print as WLW-I), owned by Crosley Broadcasting Corporation. Pearce, who grew up in Martinsville and is a 1986 Butler University graduate, came to WTHR in 2002 as the Sunrise team traffic anchor. Being strongly rooted in the community and philanthropy, Felicia hosts a number of events and often books speaking engagements to motivate women, youth, and those looking to step into a higher version of themselves. Kopp's departure comes weeks after former WTHR reporter Jeremy Brilliant announced that he was leaving journalism. I wish theyd sell Channel 13 and go away. "As the sun sets on this chapter, I will now take time to heal, forgive, and press forward. She has a terrible TV voice and delivery. Longtime WTHR-TV Channel 13 news anchor Andrea Morehead claimed in a lawsuit filed last week that she was harassed and mistreated by colleagues and managers over several years as she waged a.