Updated: Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, 3:58 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 01 Mar 2012, 8:23 PM EST
Teresa Mackin is a multiplatform journalist at WISH-TV. She started in January, 2012.
From crayons to pens, I wanted to be an author when I grew up. Then, it was a public speaker. In my college years, I put those two together and pursued broadcast journalism.
I started my career at WAOW in the small town of Wausau, Wisconsin. While in Wausau, I was one of the first on the scene in Crandon, where an off-duty sheriff’s deputy shot and killed six people at a teenage party. I also reported extensively on the floods of 2008, that wiped out a lake in central Wisconsin.
From there I moved south to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. There I anchored both the morning and evening shows on the weekend and reported during the week. During my time in Madison, I reported live from the scene of a quadruple homicide, the worst domestic violence episode in Dane County history. As the debate over collective bargaining heated up, I worked overnight as the state Senate passed the bill, and thousands stormed the Capitol in protest.
Now I’ve landed in Indy, and I couldn’t be happier. I have family and friends here, and I’m so excited to call the Hoosier state home. You’ve given me nothing but Hoosier hospitality, and I can’t wait to share YOUR stories.
In my spare time, you can find me running outside, hanging out with my calico cat Pumpkin, and singing along to my favorite tunes on the radio. I also try to keep up my Spanish (I double majored in journalism and Spanish in college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison!).
I also have a passion for raising funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. My uncle has had ALS for five years, and I love to run marathons (the latest, in Chicago!) to raise money for a cure.
If you’ve got ideas, thoughts, or comments: let me know. Email me at Teresa.Mackin@wishtv.com .
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