Evansville Station Sports Anchor Leaves, Former Anchor Returns

By Kevin Eck 

WEHT kirk ammanNexstar’s Evansville, Ind. ABC and CW affiliate WEHT-WTVW said goodbye to sports anchor Drew Amman, and announced the return of former anchor Shelley Kirk.

Kirk returns to the station after leaving the business in 2012. She will co-anchor the 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. news on WEHT and 7:00 a.m. news on WTVW.

Amman is moving to Nexstar’s Fayetteville, Ark. NBC affiliate KNWA.


“I know Shelley gave this very serious thought–She’s anxious to get back,” wrote anchor and managing editor Brad Byrd on his facebook page. “Shelley will be at the desk with Greg Parker and Ron Rhodes in the mornings with her dedication–and that smile. We could not be happier.”

Kirk first started at WEHT in 1989. She joined Evansville’s Fifth Third Bank in 2012 as marketing director. Amman started his career in Northeast Michigan before moving to WBKO in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He joined WEHT-WTVW in June 2009.

Earlier, we reported Heidi Waggoner was joining KNWA from Nexstar’s Fresno station KSEE. We asked news director Brook Thomas about the moves. We will update when we hear back.