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WXIN Adds Kristin Kane as Morning Anchor

kane_croppedWXIN has named Kristin Kane as anchor for the Indianapolis FOX affiliate’s morning news.

On December 9, Kane joins Scott Jones, Angela Ganote, Ray Cortopassi and meteorologists Jim O’Brien and Ron Smiley weekdays beginning at 4:00 a.m.

“Kristin’s Midwest roots and passion for news will be a real asset to FOX59 Morning News,” WXIN News Director Kerri Cavanaugh said in a statement. “She will be an excellent addition to the team.”

Kane comes to WXIN from News 13 in Orlando, FL. She started her broadcasting career at WCBS in New York and at News 12 Westchester in Yonkers, NY. She has also worked at WICU-WSEE in Erie, PA, WSFL in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and KRIV in Houston, TX.

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Ratings Climb For WTHR After Angela Buchman’s Debut

buchman_wthrWTHR‘s hiring of meteorologist Angela Buchman looks like it’s paying off.

The Indianapolis Business Journal is reporting WTHR has seen a big ratings increase since Buchman’s debut after she made the switch from cross-town rival WISH.

The NBC affiliate posted double-digit ratings gains in all newscasts during September except at noon, versus the same month in 2012. Buchman first appeared Sept. 3. She reports the weather weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The IBJ also said CBS affiliate WISH has seen the opposite movement for its 6:00 p.m. news with ratings dropping by 31 percent. Ratings for WTHR in the same time-slot have risen by 14 percent over September of last year. Read more

WXIN Pokes Fun at Rivals With ‘Only One Angela’ Billboards

Indianapolis Fox affiliate WXIN is taunting their rival stations with tongue-in-cheek billboards in Indianapolis. The ads feature WXIN anchor Angela Ganote along with the text “Only One Angela,” an obvious reference to weathercaster Angela Buchman, who recently jumped from Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH to NBC affiliate WTHR. The Indianapolis Business Journal has details:

Every couch potato knows Fox59 is poking fun at WTHR-TV Channel 13’s Angela Buchman. The popular weather prognosticator returned to the air early this month following a yearlong noncompete period from her contract with former employer WISH-TV Channel 8.

[...] “Why, I don’t know what you mean,” said Michael Brouder, WXIN’s director of creative services. Brouder’s not fooling anyone. “It was done with tongue firmly planted in cheek,” he confessed. “If you know about the local news market, you would certainly get it.”

Dog Riding Monkeys Race Through WXIN

Indianapolis FOX affiliate WXIN entered YouTube territory during its morning news show yesterday.

While promoting Saturday’s Professional Bull Riders event in Indianapolis, the station was visited by Megan and Sam, two Pop Tart eating Border Collie riding Capuchin monkeys who make up “Team Ghost Riders.”

WXIN anchor Angela Ganote introduced the pair along with trainer Tim ‘Wild Thang’ Lepard. The monkeys the showed their stuff by racing up and down one of the station hallways. Megan and her steed crossed the line first, helped by the fact they only raced halfway and then turned around while Sam dutifully ran the whole route. You can watch the video after the jump. Read more

WXIN Slates Town Hall, Series of Reports on School Violence

This week, Indianapolis Fox affiliate WXIN will dedicate four days of extended coverage, including an hour-long televised town hall, to the topic of school violence.

“With the spate of violence in our schools, nationally and locally, we wanted to take the bold step in starting a real and constructive dialogue,”  WXIN VP-GM Larry Delia said in a statement. “This is an initiative that transcends our roles as journalists; we are empowering the local community to rise up, ask tough questions, and ultimately keep our children safe in their schools.”

Special reports on the school violence debate will air nightly on the 10 p.m. newscast and will feature a variety of topics, including gun control measures, mental illness and school security.

WXIN will air a televised town hall, moderated by anchors Angela Ganote and Ray Cortopassi, on Thursday, February 7. The panel discussion (pictured) will include school administrators and security experts, as well as a parent and a student.

VIDEO: WXIN Anchor Hits Icy Dunk Tank After Losing Bet

WXIN morning anchor Angela Ganote, an Indiana University graduate, and morning meteorologist Jim O’Brien, a Kentucky fan, placed a bet when the teams met recently in the NCAA tournament.  And after the Hoosiers lost, Ganote succumbed to a dunk tank during the station’s morning show.

Winning the bet, O’Brien had the chance to knock Ganote off her perch in the dunk tank… it didn’t take long.  Oh, by the way, the temperature outside at the time was 34 degrees.

Marching Band Crashes Morning Meeting at WXIN

A group of producers at WXIN, the Fox-affiliate in Indianapolis, had some surprise visitors at their meeting this morning.

DRUMline Live was scheduled to do a promotional appearance on the WXIN morning newscast, but anchor Angela Ganote had a slightly different idea. “We have a meeting going on right now, and we’re going to walk in there,” she whispered to the drummers.

“So we’re going to crash a meeting? That sounds like fun,” Slater Thorpe, one of the DRUMline players, answered. Watch the video, after the jump. Read more