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WTTV Announces New Anchor Teams

WTTVWTTV, the soon-to-be CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, has a slew of new anchor announcements. Starting with Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson and meteorologist Chris Wright, who will anchor the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. weekday newscasts.

Knox was previously an anchor at WISH, while Donaldson will continue to anchor the 10:00 p.m. weeknight newscast at FOX affiliate WXIN. Wright comes from NBC affiliate WTHR, where he was chief meteorologist.

“We listened to what local viewers told us they wanted in a news team and a newscast. The team we’ve built for WTTV will bring a high level of local knowledge and experience, as a viewer I can’t wait to see this new team on the air,” Paul Rennie, vice president and general manager, WXIN and WTTV, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Marianne Lyles, Tim Doty and meteorologist Lindsay Riley will anchor the 5:00 a.m. and noon weekday newscasts. Lyles joins WTTV from Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN, where she was the morning news anchor. Doty previously worked as an anchor at FOX affiliate WXMI in Grand Rapids, Mich. Riley joins from NBC-owned KXAS in Dallas, where she was a weekend morning anchor.

The new a.m. and p.m. newscasts will launch with the CBS station affiliation on January 1, 2015.

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Indianapolis Station Makes Two Anchor Moves

martin_wilsonWISH has announced starting tomorrow, Lori Wilson (pictured right) will co-anchor the Indianapolis CBS affiliate’s 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news and Brooke Martin (pictured left) will co-anchor the 5:30 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

Wilson replaces the retiring Debby Knox. She currently anchors the stations 5:00 p.m. news and reports live for the 10:00 and 11:00 pm. shows. Martin currently anchors the weekend news and also reports for the weekday 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. news.

“I’m thrilled and humbled to receive this incredible opportunity,” Wilson said in a statement. “WISH-TV has a long history of excellence in news reporting and weather coverage.  I am honored and look forward to continuing that tradition Central Indiana viewers have come to expect from 24 Hour News 8.” Read more

Retiring Indianapolis Anchor Says Consultants Make All TV Stations Look the Same

WISH_knox_WISH anchor Debby Knox told the Indianapolis Business Journal she thinks consultants aren’t helping the local TV industry.

“I’ll tell you what would encourage me more is less reliance on consultants that come in and give you advice,” said Knox, who is set to retire from the Indianapolis CBS affiliate on November 26. “What I think they’ve done, and we’ve understood now, is they can homogenize news. They can make us all look the same. If you do research and you find out what viewers think, they’ll sometimes have difficulty distinguishing between news channels. I really kind of blame these companies that come in and give the same advice.”

In the piece, the IBJ asks her to look back on her career and give advice for those thinking about a career in TV news, “If you’re not curious about the world,” Knox told the IBJ. “And if you’re not curious about politics and if you’re not curious about science and the world around you, then you probably ought not be in journalism.”

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WISH Anchor Debby Knox Announces Retirement

WISH_knox_Debby Knox, anchor for Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH, has announced her retirement after more than 33 years on air in Indiana.

“It’s been a wonderful opportunity to be part of the community as well as an incredible journey to cover the important events and people over my career at WISH-TV,” Knox said in a statement.

Knox started her career in the South Bend-Ekhart, IN market. According to WISH, she is the “longest running female news anchor in Central Indiana” and is eclipsed for the overall title by former WISH anchor Mike Ahern who retired in 2004.

“It is with mixed emotions that we say so long,” Jeff White, WISH president and general manager, said in a statement. “While we’re sad to see her retire, we’re happy for the next chapter in her life and the additional time she’ll have to spend with her family.”

Knox currently anchors the 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. The Emmy award winning anchor started anchoring the station’s noon show in 1980. Her last newscast will be November 26.

Obama Interview Round-Up: President Sits Down With WISH, KSNV, WREG and WCSH

In his latest local press push, President Obama sat down yesterday with anchors from WISH, KSNV, WREG and WCSH.

Each interview lasted about nine minutes. Topics of discussion were mostly the same across all four interviews — jobs and the economic recovery — with a particular focus on the payroll tax cut. In his interview with WISH anchor Debby Knox, Obama challenged Congress “not to be a grinch.”

“The American people don’t want as a Christmas present their taxes going up by $1,000,” he said. “And that will be true for 160 million Americans if we don’t extend this payroll tax cut.”

Watch video of the interviews after the jump. Read more

Four Local Stations Score Obama Interviews

President Obama is doing another round of regional interviews today, sitting down with anchors from four stations — one each from Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee and Maine.

The anchors are Debby Knox, from WISH in Indianapolis; Jim Snyder; from KSNV in Las Vegas; Richard Ransom, from WREG in Memphis and Pat Callaghan, from WCSH in Portland. KSNV and WCSH are NBC-affiliates, and WISH and WREG are CBS-affiliates.

At least two of the stations –  KSNV and WREG — are billing the interviews with the President as “exclusive.” Read more

Indianapolis Power Outage Knocks WISH Off the Air

WISH, the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, was knocked off the air last night for 31 minutes due to an area power-outage.

The outage, which began at 10:33 p.m., interrupted the season finale of “Big Brother,” which was in process on WISH. Viewers saw a frozen and distorted framegrab from the CBS primetime show (pictured, right) while the station worked to get back on the air.

The signal was restored at 11:04 p.m., prompting anchor Debby Knox to lead the evening newscast by saying, “We want to apologize for the technical problems that we’re having tonight. ‘Big Brother’ obviously did not air. Our engineers are making repairs.” Read more