Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
WFIU Radio/WTIU Television names news bureau chief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- WFIU Radio/WTIU Television, the public broadcasting stations serving south and central Indiana, are pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Wittmeyer as news bureau chief. Wittmeyer will head the award-winning WFIU/WTIU integrated Radio/TV/Online news division.
"Sara's track record in reporting for both online and broadcast swayed the search committee. Her connections to academic departments added an extra dimension to our role in the campus community.," said IU executive director for radio and television services Perry Metz.. "We will leverage Sara's experience to enhance the reporting of news to our valued listeners and viewers."
Wittmeyer has nearly a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served as assistant news director at KBIA at the University of Missouri, where she directed a large number of student reporters, formed a strong relationship with NPR News, and managed a multi-platform approach to news gathering. She was also on the faculty at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Prior to KBIA, Wittmeyer worked at WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky., and at the ABC affiliate WCPO Channel 9 News in Cincinnati.
"It's exciting to be joining a news team that is committed to producing quality stories across platforms," said Wittmeyer. "I look forward to expanding our regional news coverage and making it more interactive. The staff understands the importance of engaging the community."
WFIU, an NPR radio station owned and operated by IU, serves 20 counties throughout south and central Indiana. WFIU broadcasts 24 hours a day at 103.7 FM in Bloomington, 95.1 FM in Terre Haute, 100.7 FM in Columbus,101.7 FM in French Lick/West Baden, 98.9 FM in Greensburg and 106.1 FM in Kokomo.
WTIU, a PBS television station owned and operated by IU, serves more than 350,000 households in 29 counties in west and south central Indiana. WTIU airs programming on four digital channels 24 hours a day, and produces local, regional and national programs.