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Tina Stein Joining WEHT-WTVW as Anchor

Tina Stein will be joining Evansville, IN, ABC and CW affiliate WEHT-WTVW as an anchor.

“Our search for an anchor to fill the void left by Whitney Ray has taken us to Rockford, Illinois and WIFR-TV where we’ve found an anchor who’s earned 11 Associated Press awards for her reporting and last year was named the Best Anchor by the Illinois Broadcasters Association,” WEHT-WTVW news director Bob Freeman told his staff.

Stein said goodbye to WIFR viewers in a post on her station facebook page, “I’ve accepted an Evening Anchor position in Evansville, Indiana. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives and informing me of subjects worth investigating. It’s your voice that helps journalists like myself better serve the community. You will be greatly missed.”

Stein started her career at WIFR in 2006 as a reporter.

Whitney Ray left WEHT-WTVW in July to spend more time with her family.

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Two Anchors Leaving Evansville’s WEHT-WTVW

Meteorologist David Heckard (pictured left) and anchor Whitney Ray (picture right) are leaving the Evansville, IN, ABC and CW affiliates WEHT-WVTW.

In an email sent to staffers obtained by TVSpy, news director Bob Freeman said in part, “We’re saying goodbye to Whitney Ray and David Heckard. Tough announcement to make but we all know the only certainties in the TriState are changes in the weather and the faces on local television.” You can read the entire email after the jump.

Heckard is going to Fort Myers, FL, NBC affiliate WBBH. Ray, who came back to WEHT-WTVW last year, will devote her time to her family. Read more