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WISH Doubles Size of Investigative Unit

i-team-8-650x300Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH has announced it has doubled the size of its investigative team with three new additions.

News director Steve Bray announced Karen Hensel has been named chief investigative reporter while adding WISH producer Doug Moon and photojournalist/editor Brett Bensley to the investigative team. The station also announced the hiring of investigative reporter Bennett Haeberle from WDRB in Louisville, KY.

“I-Team 8 has a long history of getting results, alerting viewers to issues impacting their family and uncovering information needed to keep them safe,” said Bray in a statement.  “We have a 52-week commitment to this to in-depth, detailed-style, investigative journalism.  It’s not only a strategy for our long term projects, but part of our daily editorial and content decisions.”

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WISH Expands Sister Station’s 10PM

WISH_logoIndianapolis CBS affiliate WISH has announced it’s adding to the 10:00 p.m. newscast it produces for sister station WNDY.

Beginning tonight, the show will run from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. on the MyNetwork affiliate.

“We’re providing expanded coverage and more content at a time desired by Central Indiana viewers,” Steve Bray, WISH-TV news director said in a statement.

The 10:00 p.m. news is anchored by Eric Halvorson, Brooke Martin, meteorologist Robb Ellis and sports director Anthony Calhoun.

Adrienne Broaddus Moving to KARE

broaddus_croppedAdrienne Broaddus is joining Minneapolis-St. Paul NBC affiliate KARE as a general assignment reporter.

Broaddus told TVSpy she left Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH on December 1. She said she starts at KARE on January 6.

“This was a very difficult decision,” Broaddus wrote in her resignation letter to WISH news director Steve Bray obtained by TVSpy. “However, it’s time for me to accept an opportunity to continue growing and contributing to the work that we all do as journalists.”

Before coming to WISH in August 2010, Broadsus worked at WNEM in Saginaw and WSMH in Flint, MI. She started her career by working at WILX in Lansing, MI, while still in college.

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

WISH Announces Addition of Two Reporters

kylie-jeffWISH announced the hiring of reporters Kylie Conway and Jeff Wagner, who started at the Indianapolis CBS affiliate Friday.

“Kylie brings a wealth of experience, drive, compassion and talent as a reporter,” said WISH news director Steve Bray. “Likewise, we are thrilled to add someone with the skill set that Jeff brings to the table.”

“I’m excited to call Central Indiana home once again and looking forward to covering stories about my fellow Hoosiers and news that impacts their daily lives,” Conway said in a statement.

Conway, who once interned at WISH, started her career at WKAG in Hopkinsville, KY. She has also worked at WNWO in Toledo, OH, WKEF-WRGT in Dayton, OH, and KTVX in Salt Lake City where she was an evening anchor.

“The Midwest has been a great place to both grow up and grow my career,” said Wagner. “I look forward to starting this new chapter in my life here in Central Indiana.”

Wagner comes to WISH from WCIA in Champaign, IL, where he was the weekend anchor and reporter.

WISH Adds 30 Minutes to Morning Newscast

Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH has expanded its morning newscast, moving the broadcast’s start time up to 4:30 a.m.

“We have seen an increase in viewers’ desire for earlier news, so we wanted to deliver our great Daybreak news product to that audience,” WISH news director Steve Bray said in a statement. “From bringing viewers up-to-date on overnight news, and breaking news, weather and traffic; our team works hard to get our viewers ready for their day ahead with all the information they need.”

The weekday morning newscasts are anchored by Scott Sander and Lauren Lowrey, with meteorologist Randy Ollis and traffic reporter Julie Patterson. The newscasts now air from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WISH and 7 to 8 a.m. on sister station WNDY, Indianapolis’ MyNetworkTV affiliate.

Lori Wilson Joins WISH as Anchor

WISH has announced Lori Wilson will join the Indianapolis CBS affiliate in mid-June as an anchor and reporter.

“Lori has built a solid career filled with many examples of quality journalism both reporting out on the street and behind the anchor desk,” said WISH news director Steve Bray. “We are thrilled to welcome her home to Central Indiana and to our 24-Hour News 8 team.”

In addition to anchoring the 5:00 p.m. news, Wilson will also report live during the station’s 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. news. Read more

Meteorologist Robb Ellis Joins WISH

Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH has announced Robb Ellis will join the station as its evening meteorologist.

“Robb brings a wealth of meteorological experience, especially in severe weather coverage. He has passion for the science and understanding of the changing dynamics of weather that is Central Indiana,” said news director Steve Bray. “Robb has experience both as a researcher and scientist in climatology and as an on-air meteorologist. This background not only ensures Hoosiers an accurate forecast, but a dedication to their safety in times of severe weather.”

Ellis, who comes to WISH from WECT-WSFX in Wilmington, NC, will serve as meteorologist for the station’s 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. Read more

WISH Promotes Steve Bray to News Director

One down, two to go.   WISH has removed the “interim” from interim news director Steve Bray‘s title, reducing the number of open news director slots in Indianapolis to two.

“Steve’s varied and experienced background in news and weather, as well as his dedication to being a first informer with digital and on-air, makes him the ideal candidate to lead our news department,” said WISH president and general manager Jeff White.  “Steve has made a tremendous positive impact in every one of his many roles at WISH-TV.  I look forward to this success continuing as news director.” Read more