Local radio veteran Laura Steele has joined the 24-Hour News 8 team as an Indianapolis 500 correspondent. Steele recently wrapped up a successful 15-year run at Q95. Her voice has also been heard in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas and Milwaukee. Steele is no stranger to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, having been part of events there for 12 years. She was the track’s first female public address announcer.
“Discovering intriguing stories at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has always been a joy. I consider myself a fan first and foremost. The tales in the rich history of the Indy 500 amaze me each year,” Steele said.
“To work alongside the WISH-TV race team as we celebrate 100 years of the 500 is going to be a blast. I’m ready for the ride!”
In her contributing role, Steele joins longtime WISH-TV racing analyst Derek Daly and sports director Anthony Calhoun in shaping the station’s coverage of this historic year at IMS. 2016 marks the 100th running of the race.
“I can’t think of anyone more connected to the Indy 500 in terms of what news is buzzing on and off the track,” added WISH-TV’s Calhoun. “We are so fortunate to have Laura as part of our historic month of May coverage.”
24-Hour News 8 begins its 108 day countdown to the race this week on WISH-TV and at wishtv.com/Indy500.