Jillian Deam and Ryan Ahlwardt will host the hour-long Indy Now, a lifestyle entertainment show, that debuts Monday morning, Sept. 13.
WXIN, Nexstar’s Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, is adding a lifestyle entertainment show to its morning lineup starting Monday, Sept. 13.
Indy Now will air at 10 a.m. and the hour long program will highlight events, businesses and trends all around Indianapolis.
Indy Now follows WXIN Fox59 Morning News and will be hosted by Jillian Deam and Ryan Ahlwardt.
Deam is a familiar face to Hoosiers. She previously was a morning reporter for WXIN and CBS affiliate WTTV Indianapolis and currently works as an Indianapolis Pacers host and on-court host with the NBA.
“This job is a dream come true for me,” Deam says. “I’ve always had a passion for telling positive stories, and now I have the privilege of bringing uplifting content to our area every day. On top of that, I’m returning to the FOX59 family and working alongside an incredible team. I know Ryan and I are going to have a blast working on this show!”
Ahlwardt is a singer and songwriter from Indianapolis. He is an alumnus of the vocal group Straight No Chaser, and his voice, arrangements and original songs are featured on the group’s albums that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.
Ahlwardt says his love of hometown and the show’s local emphasis is one of the reasons he decided to join the team.
“I’ve been proud to call Indiana home for 30 years and am excited to be part of the Fox 59 family as a host on Indy Now.”
“The launch of Indy Now is a great opportunity to showcase all the great events and exciting businesses in Indianapolis,” says Dominic Mancuso, WXIN’s GM.
“We’re proud of our community and are excited to give the viewers this entertaining look at everything that makes Indy great.”
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