Indianapolis Fox affiliate WXIN has compiled the best moments of 2012 from the station’s morning newscast (video above). The highlights include a fair bit of dancing, an unfortunate flag football accident and, of course, a bet settled with a trip to the dunk tank.
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Pilgrim announced the move on her blog saying in part,
“I’m moving. Wednesday is my last day=( I’m taking an anchor/reporter job in Philadelphia at WPVI, the ABC O&O station there. I am excited to get back to the east coast near family and friends… but the move isn’t an easy one for me.”
WXIN news director Lee Rosenthal posted a farewell to Eva on his twitter page, saying “So proud & happy for a great
@fox59 talent & an even better person, we’ll miss u @evapilgrim but we wish you the best!” You can also view a screen grab of the tweet after the jump. Read more
It is a return to Indianapolis for Spehler, who worked as a reporter and anchor at ABC affiliate WRTV from 2005-10. Since 2010, he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at WKRC, the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati.
Spehler begins Monday at WXIN. He will anchor the weekend evening newscasts.
Moody comes to WCCO from WXIN, the Fox-affiliate in Indianapolis. The Pioneer Press reports Moody will be paired with Liz Collin on the Saturday evening newscasts. He will also be a reporter during the week.
He makes his debut on August 24.
Maciborski is the weeknight anchor at KDAF, the CW-affiliate in Dallas. He was hired in 2009, along with co-anchor Amanda Salinas, who will reportedly continue to anchor the newscast solo.
Maciborski will join WXIN, the Fox-affiliate in Indianapolis, in September. He wrote on Twitter he is “excited about [the] new opportunity.”
“Walt is a tremendous person,” Salinas told Bark. “He’s a true professional, and this is an amazing opportunity for him. He will be greatly missed here at CW33.”
Ryan Minnaugh, who most recently served as executive producer of KDVR-KWGN’s evening newscasts, is joining WXIN in Indianapolis. And Marc Sternfield, KDVR-KWGN’s executive producer for digital media, has been named assistant ND at KSTU in Salt Lake City.
Both moves represent promotions within the Local TV-Tribune family. Read more
Maliska comes to WGXA, a Fox-affiliate owned by Frontier Broadcast Holdings that also broadcasts ABC programming on a digital subchannel, from WJHG in Panama City Beach, FL, where he has served as news director since last summer.
Indianapolis Fox-affiliate WXIN will launch a 6 p.m. newscast this fall, the station announced today.
“Our hour at 6:00 will continue our mission — at any hour of the morning, day or night — of being the go-to place for the big stories as they happen,” news director Lee Rosenthal said in a statement.
WXIN said several new on-air faces, as well as production staffers, will be hired in preparation for the newscast’s September 10 debut. The newscast will bring WXIN’s weekday local news hours to 50 per week, the highest in the Indianapolis market.
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.