Charlie Clifford is an Emmy Award winning sports anchor, leading News 8 weekend sports coverage at 6, 10, and 11 p.m. on WISH-TV. He also hosts and produces the ‘Who’s Got Next?!’ podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.
Charlie enjoys sharing the excitement of sports with all generations of fans and has a passion for local storytelling.
Charlie joined WISH-TV in January of 2017. He has worked in NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA locker rooms, sharing the stories of top athletes and coaches.
During his time at WISH-TV, Charlie has been a finalist for seven regional Emmy Awards including Sports Reporter Talent, Sportscast, Sports Reporter Program and Sports-Interview/Discussion. In 2020, he earned a regional Emmy Award for Sportscast.
In 2017 he earned Best Sports Report from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists and Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
For work spanning 2017 and 2018, Charlie received Best Sportscast on behalf of the Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Award.
Charlie previously worked at WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin from October of 2014 to January of 2017. At WKBT he was awarded Best Sportscast by the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association and the Wisconsin Broadcast Association.
At WKBT, Charlie covered the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Wild along with a Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.
Charlie is a native of Mount Prospect, Illinois and attended Prospect High School. He graduated from Miami University in 2014. At Miami, Charlie served as a sports columnist for The Miami Student and as the voice of RedHawks basketball, baseball and football for RedHawk Radio.