Friday, January 15, 2021

Investigative Reporter Sandra Chapman EXITS WTHR-TV 13 Indy

Investigative reporter Sandra Chapman is leaving WTHR-TV Channel 13 in Indianapolis after 17 years at the station and 34 years in local news, reports the Indy Business Journal.

Chapman announced the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, saying that it’s “now my choice to pursue other dreams and goals.” The station announced the change during the evening news.

Anchor Anne Marie Tiernon called Chapman “very passionate” and someone who “treated everyone with grace and respect.”

Chapman has not announced what she’s doing next, telling followers on Twitter to “stay tuned.”

Chapman joined WTHR in 2003 and has won awards for her investigations of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, identify theft, environmental contamination and cases of childhood cancer in Franklin. The latter won Chapman a regional Emmy Award in 2016 for best investigative series.

A native of Fort Wayne, Chapman is also a two-time recipient of the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Award. She came to WTHR after working 10 years as WISH-TV Channel 8, where she was an investigative reporter and weekend anchor.

It’s the latest change for the local NBC affiliate that has seen the departure of a number of on-air personalities recently.

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