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WRTV Welcomes Megan Shinn To ‘Good Morning Indiana’

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WRTV Indianapolis has added Megan Shinn to its Good Morning Indiana team. She joins Rafael Sánchez and Lauren Casey, along with meteorologist Todd Klaassen. The newscast airs weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WRTV and WRTV.com and is streamed live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV. Shinn’s first day at WRTV will be Dec. […]

MARKET SHARE | DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WRTV Names Welnack Creative Services Dir.

Justin Welnack will join the Scripps ABC affiliate in Indianapolis in April, moving from WAPT Jackson, Miss., where he’s been CSD for four years.

DMAS 28 & 188

Comcast Drops Indianapolis Affils In Lafayette

The last of Indianapolis broadcast affiliates disappeared this week from Comcast’s station lineup in Lafayette, Ind., completing a purge of stations after Star City Broadcasting introduced its three network affiliates to the Lafayette market over the past two years.

DMA 27

Veteran Indy Reporter Howard Caldwell Dies At 92

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WRTV Used Journalism To Prove Trump Wrong

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

Carrier Keeps WRTV Out Of Press Conference

DMA 27

Anchor Todd Connor Out At WRTV Indianapolis

DMA 27

84 Years Of Experience Exits WRTV Indianapolis

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WRTV Drops Local Sports Net For Grit Diginet

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WRTV Indianapolis (DMA 27) is canceling its Hometown Sports & News (HTSN) network on digital ch. 6.2 and is replacing it with Grit, a multicast network from Katz Broadcasting, effective Oct. 1. For five years, HTSN provided local sports to over-the-air audiences and viewers watching on Comcast and Brighthouse cable systems. Grit will deliver […]

DMA 27

CBS Shift Reorders Indianapolis TV Ratings

The last year has been a tumultuous one for TV broadcasters in the 27th market. One local media buyer called the current picture “utter chaos.” When CBS moved its affiliation from WISH to WTTV, the latter added another 24.5 hours of local TV news to the market mix. And to fill the CBS hole, WISH increased its local news offering 42%, to 64.5 hours per week. WRTV also added newscasts, upping its weekly amount to 40 hours. WXIN, already a local TV news heavyweight, broadcasts a whopping 66 hours per week while local ratings king WTHR airs 38.5.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS)

WRTV Anchors Take The Field To Promote NFL Game

DMA 27

Anchor Jason Fechner Joining WRTV Indianapolis

DMA 27 (INDIANAPOLIS)

WRTV Unveils New Set By FX Design Group

WRTV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA 27), debuted a new set, complete with wide video walls, multiple monitors and color-changing LED’s for peak flexibility. It was designed, installed and lit by FX Design Group of Ocoee, Fla.     At the forefront is a modern weather center that showcases WRTV’s StormTeam 6. A giant monitor […]

DMA 27

WRTV Indianapolis To Add 4 P.M. Newscast

The Scripps-owned ABC affiliate will introduce The Now, a one-hour local news broadcast, on April 20. The new show, says News Director Terri Cope-Walton, “will be a different kind of newscast for viewers in this market. It will be a little less buttoned-up than traditional newscasts.”

MARKET SHARE

Five New Local News Promos

DMA 27 (INDIANAPOLIS)

WRTV Anchor Marc Mullins Arrested For DUI

MARKET SHARE (DMA 26)

Biggest And Best High School Football On WRTV

MARKET SHARE (DMA 26: INDIANAPOLIS)

May Sweeps Promos from WRTV Indianapolis

DMA 26 (INDIANAPOLIS)

WRTV Ups Terri Cope-Walton To ND

She has been interim news director since November when former ND Kevin Finch left the Scripps-owned Indianapolis ABC affiliate.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Looking For A Job? Indianapolis Needs 3 NDs

Three of the market’s four news-producing stations are without news directors. Industry watchers, including those with particular interest in the country’s 26th largest market, say they don’t believe there is any mystery behind the rash of departures, chalking it up mostly to coincidence — and the intense competition for news leadership there.

DMA 26 (INDIANAPOLIS)

Kevin Finch Out As WRTV News Director

Kevin Finch has left the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Indianapolis. He’s been the ND there since April, 2011. Finch previously worked for two other Indianapolis stations, as ND for WISH and as a producer and EP/special projects for WTHR.

DMA 26

Stephen Dean Joins WRTV Indianapolis

DMA 26

Morning Anchor Grace Trahan Leaving WRTV

DMA 26

WRTV Indianapolis Names New Evening Anchors

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Scripps Buys McGraw-Hill Station Group

The four ABC affiliates in Denver, San Diego, Bakersfield, Calif., and Indianapolis and five low-power Azteca affiliates go for $212 million in cash. “We are energized by the addition of good people at good stations in good markets,” says Scripps SVP Brian Lawlor.

DMAS 17, 27, 28 & 125

McKinnon Has His Eye On McGraw-Hill TVs

Mike McKinnon has put in a bid for the four stations, but is particularly interested in ABC affiliates KGTV San Diego, which he could pair with his KUSI independent, and KERO Bakersfield, Calif. The McGraw-Hill group also includes KMGH Denver and WRTV Indianapolis.

DMA 27

Lilly Makes Bid For McGraw-Hill’s WRTV

George Lilly’s SJL Holdings wants to add McGraw-Hill’s Indianapolis ABC affiliate to its growing portfolio of stations, but Lilly is not saying how much he’s offering.

DMA 27

WRTV Anchor Files Complaint Against Labor Union

DMA 27

WRTV Names Kevin Finch News Director

Kevin Finch was named news director of McGraw-Hill ABC affiliate WRTV Indianapolis on Monday. He most recently was ND at WISH Indianapolis, a job he left in June, 2009. He’s been working on documentaries and freelancing since then