WXIN, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, hit the road to produce its morning newscast in a town about about 20 miles from Indianapolis. It’s not easy to take a station’s morning newscast out of the studio to a remote location. But if you read some of the comments posted on WXIN’s Facebook page, you’ll see that viewers love it.
WISH, a CW affiliate, is partnering with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis to increase leadership development for girls throughout the area. “With WISH and The CW’s support, Girls Inc. is able to provide programming to the supergirls of Indianapolis so they have the tools to be the super leaders of tomorrow,” said Elyssa Campodonico-Barr, Girls Inc. president.
By donating $15,000 to nonprofit, RIP Medical Debt, WXIN will forgive $1.5 million dollars in medical debt for almost one thousand people. “Every day we tell the stories that affect our viewers and when we can find a way to change the lives of the people we serve, it is a privilege,” said Jamie Aitke, WXIN’s general manager.
WTTV collected, organized and distributed 10,000 books to Indianapolis public schools as part of a new program, CBS4 Reads Book Drive. “The community’s reaction to help give students free books in Central Indiana was overwhelming,” said Kerri Cavanaugh, WTTV’s VP of news.