Phil Sanchez serves as anchor of News 8 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. alongside Alexis Rogers. He also hosts News 8 at 11 with Phil Sanchez.
He returned to WISH-TV in August of 2015, after spending four years at the anchor desk at WISH-TV’s sister station in Raleigh, North Carolina.
You may remember Sanchez from his first stint with WISH-TV from 2007-2011. During that time, he covered some of the Circle City’s biggest stories, receiving an Emmy and Associated Press award.
Prior to his arrival in Indianapolis, Phil worked at stations in New York and New Jersey.
Phil is a graduate of Adelphi University in New York, and attended grad school at New York Institute of Technology where he studied Broadcast Journalism.
Phil and wife Jennifer, a native Hoosier, have two young children, daughter, Sofie and son, Shea. The family lives in Hendricks County and are very happy to call central Indiana home.
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Scott Sander came “Back Home Again” to Indiana in 2005, joining News 8 as a nightside reporter on WISH-TV and the first anchor of our 10 p.m. news on MyINDY-TV 23. He moved up to the Daybreak team in 2007.
Scott says his goal for each story and every newscast is to, “Get it right, write it well, and deliver it clearly.”
That’s been true through more than 30 years in broadcasting, delivering award-winning coverage of countless stories of local and national impact.
He reported LIVE along river banks during history-shaping flooding in Missouri… on the campaign trail as presidential contenders criss-crossed Iowa… from the grounds of Columbine High School within minutes of the tragedy outside Denver… and all over Central Indiana, leading coverage of most every important story over the last 17 years in the state he has always called ‘home’, no matter where he has lived.
Scott was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, and was raised all over the map – including stops on the east side of Indianapolis, the western suburbs of Chicago, a neighborhood north of Atlanta, Georgia, and eventually back to Central Indiana, where he graduated from Carmel High School in 1990.
He works to help several community organizations, including The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Indianapolis Fire Department, the Indiana Historical Society, and Carmel Education Foundation.
Scott and his wife, Tammy, have two kids, two cats, and one trusty travel trailer that they haul to campgrounds all over the country. Scott likes to fish, loves to read, and plays golf poorly but enthusiastically.
He has also won 10 Emmy awards, but Tammy makes him keep them in the attic.
She does allow him to display the crystal award given as a member of the Carmel High School Alumni Hall of Fame, but mostly just to embarrass the kids.
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Hanna Mordoh anchors WISH-TV’s weekend Daybreak newscasts and reports during the week. Hanna was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, and joined the WISH-TV team in 2020. She is an award-winning journalist and a mom of two young kids, who is thrilled to be back in her home state telling stories that matter to Hoosiers.
Prior to WISH-TV, Hanna worked for NBC Universal in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a staple on NBC Connecticut’s morning show as a traffic reporter, general assignment reporter, and fill-in anchor. Hanna also spent several years reporting at WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky, and at KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri.
Hanna started her journalism career at WTIU in Bloomington, while still in college. Hanna is a graduate of Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She also has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in business from the Kelley School of Business. Her education, prior work experience, and roots in Indiana help her tell well-rounded stories on topics that impact our community.
In her free time, Hanna can be found with her husband, daughter, and son. The family is always on the go discovering new fun places to explore in central Indiana. Hanna also enjoys spending time with friends, trying local restaurants, and relaxing at home with her rescue cat and dog.
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Alexis Rogers co-hosts All Indiana and co-anchors News 8 at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Alexis is a Murrow and multi-Emmy award-winning storyteller. She began her broadcasting career as an anchor and reporter at KOMU, in Columbia, Missouri.
She has also reported for KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas and WLWT in Cincinnati, where she also helped create and anchored a news magazine show – Let’s Talk Cincy.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Alexis is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also the founder of Lisa’s Girls, a mentoring program for young women. Alexis and her husband Reggie are self proclaimed foodies. They love supporting local businesses and exploring the Indy food and music scene. Alexis takes pride in being involved in the community so don’t hesitate to reach out and tell her what’s going on in your neck of the woods!
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Drew Blair anchors News 8 at Midday, 5 p.m. and leads the station’s breaking news coverage during critical daytime hours as WISH-TV’s official Breaking News Anchor. Drew brought a decade of experience as a Daybreak co-anchor to her role to bolster WISH-TV’s imperative to remain vigilant at all times as Indiana’s statewide television news leader.
“I am driven daily by a desire to serve the state in which I have lived every day of my life. You deserve integrity and the passion that comes from knowing that the people who are bringing you information are doing so in the same way they would for their family and friends,” Drew said.
Drew also manages and hosts “Fitting Indy,” a popular fitness podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network, and is active in the community as a speaker and emcee.
Drew is a proud Indianapolis native; graduating from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and going on to earn her degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Before returning to her home city, Drew started her broadcast career in Fort Wayne at WANE-TV. She became known as the “newsroom’s Swiss Army knife” having worked as a photographer, producer, fill-in weather personality, reporter and anchor.
Honored for both anchoring and producing; Drew’s work is Emmy-award winning. She has also received accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press.
When away from work Drew enjoys racing triathlons, attending concerts, traveling, camping and doing basically anything in the great outdoors.
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Kylie Conway co-anchors Daybreak weekdays. Kylie joined WISH in 2013 after a multi-city hop that landed her back in her home state. Originally from Corydon, Indiana (Indiana’s first state capitol!) Kylie went on to receive a Journalism degree from Indiana University.
Before coming to Indianapolis, Kylie was an evening anchor in Salt Lake City, UT where she gained an adoring appreciation for the great outdoors.
Kylie is an award-winning journalist with honors from the Society of Professional Journalist with several emmy nominations. However, her proudest accomplishments are her two sons.
In her spare time Kylie loves spending time with her family, cooking, yoga, hiking, being outdoors and toasting with friends around the dinner table. Need a restaurant rec? Look no farther!
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Lena Pringle co-anchors Daybreak on weekdays.
Lena is an award-winning journalist previously working in Jacksonville, Fla; Columbia, S.C.; and Washington D.C. She is a South Carolina native, born and raised in Lancaster, S.C. and Columbia, S.C.
Lena graduated from Furman University with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. She also has a Masters of Science in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University.
Lena is a devoted member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She serves as a mentor to young journalists. Lena is a self-proclaimed foodie, enjoys all things fitness, fashion enthusiast, appreciates great music, and is a lover of the great outdoors and sports! She’s also a travel fanatic, having visited seven countries and 22 states, she is always looking for a new adventure. Lena is a dog mom to her fur daughter Lennox, a mini dachshund.
Lena looks forward to bringing southern charm and a lot of energy to the crossroads of America. She is excited to stay anchored in the community, reach out to keep her updated on what’s happening in your neighborhood!
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Cody Adams came back home to Indiana joining WISH-TV in January 2022.
He grew up in Roachdale, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana State University, Cody started his career in news in Terre Haute where he covered everything from sports to presidential candidates stopping in the Hoosier State.
He then moved on to San Angelo, Texas, where he served as the evening anchor. Then he made a stop in Lexington, Kentucky, as the morning anchor, before coming home and working at WISH-TV.
Cody and his wife, Nicole, have two girls, Madi and Ella. They are all excited to call Indiana home again.
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