Longtime Anchor Out at WISH

By Kevin Eck 

Eric Halvorson is leaving Indianapolis CW affiliate WISH after 32 years.

“I’m not sure what the future holds, though I am eager to find out—to examine new interests and, maybe, pursue some old ones,” Halvorson wrote in a memo written by news director Elbert Tucker and published in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

A WISH spokesman said Halvorson will be on the air this week, but he declined to comment on the anchor’s future with the station.


“Eric has been part of the newsroom for more than three decades and his contributions and citizenship are very much appreciated,” Tucker said in his memo.

Halvorson could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

“I’ve enjoyed these past 32 years, but now it is time to move on,” Halvorson said in Tucker’s memo.

Halvorson started at WISH in 1983 as a reporter and eventually worked his way to anchoring the evening news in 2004.