Updated: Sunday, 15 Jan 2012, 12:52 PM EST
Published : Monday, 11 Aug 2008, 12:29 PM EDT
Drew Blair anchors Fort Wayne’s only weekend morning news on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8:00 a.m. and is a NewsChannel 15 general assignment reporter. Drew joined the NewsChannel 15 staff in July, 2006, and worked in the field as a photojournalist before moving inside full-time as producer of Fort Wayne's #1 "First at 5" broadcast. She began full-time reporting in June, 2008. In March, 2010 Drew took a seat behind the anchor desk when WANE-TV launched First News Weekend. Drew’s versatile experiences earn her a nickname as the “newsroom’s Swiss army knife.”
Drew says she enjoys the variety provided by the different stories she covers week to week, “As a broadcaster, I am challenged to accept a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes, dig deeper and uncover knowledge that the viewer is unable to gather on his or her own.”
Drew is a proud Hoosier through and through. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Drew graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and went on to earn her degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington. During college, Drew interned at WISH-TV, NewsChannel 15's sister station in Indianapolis
Honored for both reporting and producing; Drew's work has been awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Drew is most proud of being recognized by her colleagues. In January 2008, Drew was named WANE-TV’s employee of the month. In 2009, her peers selected Drew as a LIN-TV Circle of Excellence winner; the media corporation’s employee of the year recognition.
When she's not providing Coverage You Can Count On, Drew likes to spend time with her husband, Matt, family, friends and pets. She enjoys traveling, attending concerts and doing anything outdoors including wakeboarding; snow skiing, camping, golfing, geocaching and even skydiving.