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Meet Ashley Flowers, the Hoosier behind the hit “Crime Junkie” podcast (Ep. 15)

Eyewitness News anchor Scott Swan caught up with Ashley Flowers, the Indianapolis woman who hosts the wildly popular "Crime Junkie" podcast. Flowers tells Scott how she became interested in the crime gene (1:30) and how she launched the podcast (3:40). She also discusses meeting her podcast audience (13:15) and how her program is opening up new doors for her career (20:15).


Getting to know ‘Trading Spaces’ star Vern Yip (Ep. 14)

Eyewitness News anchor / reporter Alyssa Raymond sat down with Vern Yip when he was in town for the Indianapolis Home Show. Vern is best known as a designer on the hit TLC show "Trading Spaces." Vern talks about his background (1:00) and what his favorite new design trends are (7:05). Vern then reveals what's next for him (11:20).


Farewell to WTHR Anchor John Stehr (Ep. 13)

Eyewitness News Anchor Anne Marie Tiernon interviews her co-anchor and friend John Stehr about his retirement. They discuss his continuing role at WTHR (2:15) and what life is like as a news anchor (6:00). The pair also talk about some of John's favorite stories (8:10) and what his retired life will be like (17:45).


One on one with Joe Donnelly and Mike Braun (Ep. 12)

Eyewitness News political correspondent Kevin Rader sat down with Senator Joe Donnelly (D) and his challenger Mike Braun (R) on their contentious race. Kevin then chats with the Indiana Insiders, Robin Winston, Jennifer Hallowell and Dr. Laura Wilson, about their analysis of each candidate's interview (28:00).


Retired navy captain Royce Williams on fighting Russian MiGs, documentary (Ep. 11)

Retired navy captain Royce Williams tells Eyewitness News anchor Scott Swan what he remembers about the dogfight (1:05) and what it was like in the cockpit (3:50). He discloses why the mission was kept secret for so long (5:20) and his role in the "Forgotten Hero" documentary (6:25). He reveals what memories the documentary brought back (8:00) and what he thinks about the Unites State's current relationship with North and South Korea (12:30).


NBC’s Jeff Rossen discusses his ‘Rossen Reports’ investigations (Ep. 10)

Eyewitness News Sunrise anchor Ben Hill talked with NBC News National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen about his work as host of Rossen Reports (1:10). Jeff talks about the challenge of having a family while traveling (4:05) and why he hates the concept of "don't panic" (5:30). Jeff reveals some of his upcoming investigations you'll see on the Today Show later this summer (8:00) and what his most memorable report was (9:55).


Actor Doug Jones returns to his hometown Indianapolis for the 500 Festival Parade (Ep. 9)

Eyewitness News anchor John Stehr caught up with Doug Jones, who played the sea creature in Academy-Award winning "The Shape of Water." He is going to be a celebrity – appearing in the 500 Festival Parade and at IMS on Race Day. The native Hoosier (Chatard ’78 – Ball State ’82) talks about his excitement coming to the parade when he was a kid and seeing "people on TV" like Joanne Worley, Ruth Buzzi, Jim Nabors, Florence Henderson – and Kent McCord of Adam 12 fame and wanting to be in their...


Today’s Hoda Kotb on balancing life as a broadcaster and mom (Ep. 8)

Eyewitness News Sunrise anchor Julia Moffitt talked with Today Show co-anchor Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) about their coverage of the upcoming royal wedding (:50). Hoda shared her experiences with her recent trip to Italy (2:19) and how she's able to balance live as an early morning news broadcaster and a mom (4:20). She also discussed her recent children's book I've Loved You Since Forever, inspired by the adoption of her baby girl Haley Joy (7:30). You can follow Julia on Facebook, Instagram and...


WTHR.com columnist Bob Kravitz discusses his struggle with mental illness (Ep. 7)

Bob Kravitz recently opened up about his battle with anxiety, depression and mental illness in a column on WTHR.com. Eyewitness News anchor Anne Marie Tiernon sat down with Bob to talk about the story behind his column. Bob talked about how his family reacted to the column (8:20) and also discussed his reliance on alcohol as he fought his demons (19:30). Finally, Bob and Anne talk about Bob's upcoming golf event (19:50).


Catching up with former Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard (Ep. 6)

Eyewitness News anchor John Stehr caught up with Greg Ballard, now more than two years out of office. The former mayor told John what he's been up to (1:50) and what he misses about serving the people of Indianapolis (6:00). Ballard outlined why he supports energy-independence (8:00) and if he will ever return to a life in politics (15:20).


Meet W. Jay Abbott, the special agent in charge of Indy’s FBI office (Ep. 5)

Eyewitness News anchor John Stehr recently talked with W. Jay Abbott, the outgoing Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Division of the FBI. If you think you have a good idea what a 30+ year FBI veteran is like, this conversation will make you think again. Jay Abbott has a sense of humor, and … Continue reading "Meet W. Jay Abbott, the special agent in charge of Indy’s FBI office (Ep. 5)"


Looking back at the blizzard of ’78 with Bob Gregory (Ep. 4)

Forty years ago, feet of snow were dumped across the Midwest in the infamous Blizzard of '78. Live Doppler 13 Meteorologist Chuck Lofton sat down with WTHR weather legend Bob Gregory to talk about their memories of one of the biggest weather events in Indianapolis history. Bob talked about the build-up to the big story (1:15) and what it was like broadcasting constantly (7:00). Chuck shares his story about traveling through the blizzard (9:20) and found out what living conditions were like...


Looking for hope through the violence with Rev. Charles Harrison (Ep. 3)

Indianapolis is on pace to set a new record for homicides in a year. Eyewitness News anchor Andrea Morehead talked with Ten Point Coalition President Rev. Charles Harrison about the violence in Indianapolis and what can be done to curb the killing.


The ‘Wonder’ story of Dr. Michael Goodman (Ep. 2)

Dr. Michael Goodman practices at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children. He suffers from Treacher Collins Syndrome, the same condition depicted in the movie Wonder that was released in November starring Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, and Owen Wilson. Dr. Goodman was featured in a story by WTHR's Anne Marie Tiernon (www.wthr.com/wonder) a few weeks ago. In this episode, Anne Marie asks Dr. Goodman how life has changed after he was featured on Eyewitness News (1:28) and what he initially hoped...


Indiana’s Addison Agen turns chairs on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ (Ep. 1)

Addison Agen has been busy recently. The Fort Wayne native has been traveling between Indiana and Los Angeles as one of the singing standouts on season 13 of NBC's "The Voice." WTHR's Andrea Morehead catches up with Addison before her live performance before millions of viewers in the Top 12 round. Addison recalls her audition in Chicago that started her journey (4:30) and what role her faith plays in her life (7:10). Addison shares some of the feedback she gets from her coach, Adam Levine...


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