Indianapolis, IN – May 9, 2013 – WISH-TV news director Steve Bray announces Indiana native Lori Wilson as anchor of “24-Hour News 8 at 5PM.”
"Lori has built a solid career filled with many examples of quality journalism both reporting out on the street and behind the anchor desk,” said Steve Bray, WISH-TV news director. “We are thrilled to welcome her home to Central Indiana and to our 24-Hour News 8 team."
Lori will anchor “24-Hour News 8 at 5PM” and report live during WISH-TV’s 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newscasts, beginning mid-June.
“After almost 16 years covering news in other cities, I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work in my hometown, for the station I grew up watching,” said Wilson. “I'm thrilled to join WISH-TV, with its rich tradition of excellence in covering breaking news, telling great stories, and truly being connected to the people of Central Indiana.”
Lori returns home to Indiana after anchoring in Top 10 television markets for the last ten years, and being a network fill-in for MSNBC. Most recently, she anchored at WCAU, NBC 10 Philadelphia. Previously, she was an anchor at WGCL in Atlanta GA and KSLA in Shreveport LA. She landed her first job at WCIA in Champaign IL, while still working as an intern at WGCL (formerly WGNX). Lori’s love for writing and storytelling is what led her to choose a career in journalism.
A native of Columbus, IN; Lori received her Bachelor of Art in Journalism from Indiana University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists. “For me, coming home is about much more than just being close to family and friends, it's about having a chance to serve the community that gave me so much,” says Wilson.
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