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WANE picks Brantley to replace Herron, names Ivanson morning anchor

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - WANE-TV has found its new evening anchor, and it did not have to look far to find her.

Terra Brantley has been to promoted to anchor NewsChannel 15's 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Brett Thomas. Brantley, WANE-TV's longtime First News weekday anchor, will replace Heather Herron, who will leave in May to serve as director of communications at Sweetwater.

WANE-TV's 15 Finds Out investigator Alyssa Ivanson has been tabbed to replace Brantley as NewsChannel 15's First News weekday anchor with Pat Hoffmann.

“These two offer an unmatched depth of experience, personality, and news savvy to our newscasts,” said NewsChannel 15 News Director Ted Linn. “It is wonderful to reward hard work and achievements and to recognize the win-win scenario we’ve just created for NewsChannel 15 and the future.”

Brantley has been a news anchor for NewsChannel 15 for 25 years, and a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years. She has the distinction of being the longest-serving African American news anchor in the state of Indiana.

Brantley has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards, and has won awards from the Indiana Associated Press, Indiana Society of Professional Journalists, and the Indiana Broadcasters Association, among others.

Ivanson has been with NewsChannel 15 since 2006, anchoring WANE-TV’s weekend evening newscasts from 2007 until 2015. She’s served as the 15 Finds Out investigative reporter since then.

Ivanson has been nominated for several Emmy awards, and has been recognized numerous times by the Indiana Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Indiana Broadcaster’s Association. This weekend, she was awarded first place by the Indiana Associated Press in the “Best News Series” and “Best Community Impact” categories.

Brantley and Ivanson will assume their new roles at the end of May.


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