Fort Wayne Anchor Trades the Newsroom for Music

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Longtime anchor Heather Herron is leaving WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Ind., this spring. She’s joining the Fort Wayne-based music retailer Sweetwater.

This is a new venture after nearly 17 years on the anchor desk.

“For nearly 17 years, I have loved joining you every evening in your living rooms,” she said. “It has been a privilege and I thank you for trusting me. Goodbyes are hard and this one is especially difficult.”

Since 2001, Herron has occupied the anchor chair at WANE. Before that she was an anchor-reporter for the Nexstar station in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“Heather has been a reliable and steady influence in the NewsChannel 15 newsroom,” said news director Ted Linn. “We will dearly miss her maturity and professionalism, but we understand the desire for quality family time and we genuinely wish Heather and her family only the best in this new venture!”

There is an ongoing search for her replacement.