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All eyes on AC! Billboards around Indy celebrate 25 years!

(Provided Photo/Lamar Billboards)

INDIANAPOLIS — With News 8’s Sports Director Anthony Calhoun celebrating 25 years at WISH-TV, billboards are popping up across Indianapolis to celebrate!

AC has been with WISH-TV since 1998, in that time anchoring the best sports coverage in Indiana and in his spare time, helping others.

Just this summer, AC helped raise over $460,000 for Teachers Treasures.

AC is an Evansville native and a graduate of Syracuse University.

More about AC

Emmy Award-winner and Evansville native Anthony Calhoun leads the most dynamic TV sports team in Indiana as Sports Director and main anchor at WISH-TV.

In addition to his daily reporting and anchoring, A.C. hosts several highly rated shows including, SportsLocker, seen every Sunday at 10:15pm on WISH-TV. During football season, you can also catch A.C. on the Emmy-award-winning Countdown to Kickoff Colts pre-game show on Sunday mornings.

As one of the most versatile sportscasters in Indy, A.C. has also served as a play-by-play announcer for NCAA Basketball on ESPN, as well as the voice of Butler Basketball on WNDY-TV.

Prior to joining WISH-TV in 1998, A.C. began his professional career as weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York.

A.C. is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. During his time at Syracuse University, A.C. was named a Remembrance Scholar, which is the highest award given by the university. A.C. has also been recognized as one of the most influential people in Indianapolis. He was honored to be named Central Indiana’s “Favorite Sportscaster” by two popular publications, Indianapolis Woman magazine and NUVO. Recently, A.C. was inducted into the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Hall of Fame.

When he’s not on the air, A.C. spends his free time helping others, whether as serving as emcee for charitable organizations, or fundraising to help children in need. The AC Golf Classic has raised over $2 million to promote excellence in inner-city youth education. Each year, A.C. brings together local athletes, celebrities, business and community leaders in what has now become one of the most successful and popular golf fundraisers in Indiana.

In recognizing his longtime commitment to serving others, the Indiana Sports Corp. presented A.C. with their prestigious Pathfinder Award. Prior recipients of this distinguished achievement include Peyton Manning, Condoleezza Rice, Jim Nantz, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, and Tony Dungy.

Colts’ owner Jim Irsay even shared his congrats to AC in a social media post Monday.

Special thanks to News 8’s friends at Lamar for helping the team throw this surprise together.

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