Signing off in Indianapolis


After 33 years behind the anchor desk, WISH Anchor Debby Knox, who has anchored plans to retire.

And of course she will do it during the November book.  

Knox, who is WISH's lead anchor during the 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts, is the "longest-running female news anchor in central Indiana," the station said. She started at WISH as the noon news anchor in fall 1980 after working at TV stations in Elkhart and South Bend.

Let's go to the obligatory sound bites. 

“It’s been a wonderful opportunity to be part of the community as well as an incredible journey to cover the important events and people over my career at WISH-TV,” Knox said in a prepared statement.

“Central Indiana viewers, as well as those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Debby, have all benefited from her talents and her dedication to quality journalism,” said Jeff White, WISH-TV president and general manager, in a prepared statement. "It is with mixed emotions that we say so long. While we’re sad to see her retire, we’re happy for the next chapter in her life and the additional time she’ll have to spend with her family.”

The station has not yet named a replacement for Knox.

Her last scheduled newscast is Nov. 26.

H/T Indianapolis Business Journal