Not one, But Two Out the Door in Indy


WISH (Indianapolis) is losing two morning news personalities.

The Nexstar station confirmed that reporter Brittany Lewis is departing.

Anchor Lauren Lowrey, who has been on maternity leave since late August, also is leaving, according to sources. WISH officials declined to comment on her status.

Lewis posted to social media that she is relocating to Milwaukee, where her husband is starting a new job. WISH officials said her last day will be Nov. 30, and noted that her replacement has already been hired.

“Brittany has been one of our news warriors on the 'Daybreak' team. She is a master of telling difficult, emotional stories with true compassion and humility. Her daily editorial contributions and tremendous dedication to the WISH-TV family will truly be missed,” News Director Al Carl said in a statement.

Her replacement, Randall Newsome, is coming from Nexstar Media Group sister station, KTVE-TV in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Lowrey stopped appearing on the station’s in-house TV promotions this fall and was recently removed from the station’s online staff listing. A WISH spokesman declined on Tuesday to discuss Lowrey’s future with the station.

An industry source said Lowrey was leaving the station and said she was joining Meredith owned WSMV in Nashville as a weekday evening anchor.

Lowrey will be replacing Nashville broadcasting legend Demetria Kalomidos, whose contract with WSMV expired at the end of 2017 and was not renewed.

H/T Indianapolis Business Journal