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Channel 6 News Indianapolis Live

WRTV logoWRTV News is an ABC affiliate US Television service licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana. Under the possession of E.W. Scripps Company, the station operates at Virtual CH 6. WRTV presents breaking news, WRTV Investigates, Hiring Hoosiers, Your Health Matters, Good News, Crime reports, National news, international news, political content, and more. WRTV Weather service hosts WRTV Weather radar, Hourly forecast, 7-day forecast, weather alerts, closings, and delays. Meanwhile, get the local sports coverage of College or High School here. Find also exclusive entertainment content, exciting videos, lifestyle content, marketplace services. Along with, Jefferson Awards and several exciting features only on Channel 6 News Indianapolis. Moreover, The channel delivers non-stop transmission on various cable networks, satellite services, streaming platforms via WRTV live stream. Channel 6 Indy uses the brand name ‘WRTV News’ and the slogan ‘From the Station Working for You’ for its newscast.

Watch WRTV News Live Stream

Rather than getting the channel’s access on dish, cable, and over-the-air, viewers can now also watch it over the internet at Youtube, official website, and livenewsglobe via WRTV live stream. Here, we have provided the HD streaming of the channel for your convenience. Click the play button below and enjoy the continued services without any interruption. Although, the video also takes less time to buffer. The station is famous for its local news coverage in Indianapolis.

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General FAQ’s by Audience

Below are the answers to questions posted by the viewers on website.

Why Is Ericka Flye left WRTV News?

This was the question that people were asking back then when they heard their favorite news anchor and reporter Ericka Flye would leave the channel. She spent 18 glorious years at WRTV Indianapolis, but one day she suddenly said goodbye to the channel and reveal the reason. Lana Durban, the station’s that time General Manager, confirmed the news, but she also refused to tell why the Emmy Award winner took that step. She used to host at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm.

What Channel Is ABC In Indianapolis?

ABC 6 Indianapolis can be accessed at CH 6 in most of the cable network services, including Xfinity and Spectrum. Along with this, satellite users can also get it on the same channel number.

Did DirecTV Settle with Channel WRTV News?

There were some disputes between DirecTV and Channel 6 News Indianapolis last year in November. However, it seems it has already been settled as DirecTV users can watch the station’s coverage at CH 6.

Does Hubler Sponsor WRTV 6 News?

WRTV News is a famous TV channel in the region, and many local and international brands sponsor it. Although, there isn’t any proof about Hubler sponsoring the channel now or in the past.

Schedule for the WRTV Live Stream

Here is the complete schedule of Live Streaming for WRTV News.

Sr. TV ShowTime
1.Good Morning Indiana 4:30 AM
2.Good Morning Indiana (Replay)7 AM
3. Right this Minute10:30 AM
4.WRTV News at Noon12 PM
5. WRTV News at Noon (Replay)12:30 PM
6.WRTV News at 55 PM
7.WRTV News at 5:305:30 PM
8.WRTV News at 66 PM
9.WRTV News at 77 PM
10.WRTV News at 7 (Replay)7:30 PM
11. WRTV News at 1111 PM
12. WRTV Headlines11:30 PM

WRTV News Team

The network’s newscast team maintains stability in its newsroom and provides up-to-the-minute coverage to the Indy community. They also have a few Emmy winners in their team that is admired for their remarkable services. On 7 September 2013, Channel 6 News Indianapolis initiated a weekend morning news service, i.e., 1-hour long transmission from 6 am to 7 am & an extra 2-hours from 8 am to 10 am on Sat and 0.5 hours on Sun. In addition, it pulled back the Morning news service to its weekend edition. Due to this extension in the newscast, the channel added eight on-screen and behind-the-screen workers to the team. Lauren Casey, Marc Mullins, Nikki Dementri and Cameron Riddle are talented and aspiring names.

Marc Mullins: Anchor at Channel 6 Indy

Marc Mullins services for WRTV NewsMarc Mullins is an Emmy winner news host, producer, and reporter providing excellent coverage of breaking news and local stories for more than 20 years. He is also a highly motivated news journalist with a solid background in live journalism, anchoring, writing. Plus, he is famous at a national level in the field of broadcast journalism.

Mullins completed his education at Boston University in 1998 in BS Broadcast Journalism. Right after graduating from the University, he got a reporting job at KPAX-TV in August 1998. After serving there for almost two years, Marc became an anchor at KMTR-TV in May 2000. Later, in April 2003, he started working at WGCL-TV as a fill-in anchor and reporter. In August 2005, Marc Mullins again joined KMTR-TV as a Managing Editor, reporter, and anchor. Ultimately, in December 2012, he found a WRTV News position as an anchor of Good Morning Indiana show. After struggling, therefore, around five years, Marc became a lead anchor at WRTV News at 5, 6, 7, and 11 pm.

Kara Kenny: Investigative Reporter at WRTV News

Kara Kenney work for WRTV NewsKara Kenny is a diligent call 6 investigator at WRTV News. She always defends what’s right and raises questions against those who are in power. Associated Press named her the best reporter in Indianapolis in 2018. However, the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists always has also called her the Journalist of the Year in 2012. Her inquiry into government waste and fraud has been turned out to be really helpful and brought numerous changes to Indiana state law. Furthermore, Kara’s investigations lead her to claim an Edward Murrow Award, four Emmy Awards, several Associated Press Awards, Better Government Association’s Driehaus Investigative Award, and numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After getting done with her degree in BS Broadcast Journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, Kara joined WAOW as a reporter in May 2001. Later, she entered WSJV in 2003 and started reporting there. In 2005, Kenny became an Investigator at NBC 2 WBBH and eventually got a place in WRTV as an Investigative Reporter in November 2009.

WRTV Weather Team

WRTV Weather Team ‘StormTeam 6’ consists of qualified weather personalities with years of experience in exploring the state’s weather. Moreover, the squad has witnessed several severe weather events and gives coverage to them regularly. They understand that your safety is important and hence they guide you step-by-step about dodging the terrible storm or getting a shelter during the flood season. Todd Klassen and Alyssa Donovan are quite popular in weather journalism.

Alysa Donovan: Weather TV Personality at WRTV News

Alyssa Donovan services for WRTV NewsAlyssa Donovan is an astute Meteorologist at the RTV 6 Team who became a part of the channel’s weather team StormTeam 6 in 2018. She also has quite an experience in chasing severe weather and horrible storms as a field reporter. Moreover, she has covered several stories around the state lines. Additionally, Alyssa Donovan covered everything from extreme flooding to windstorms, wildfires, and record snowfalls. During her first few months at WRTV News, the channel sent her to Central Washington, where she provided coverage to record-breaking wildfires.

Alyssa completed her Geoscience degree from Mississippi State University, previously, in 2020. Her career begins as an anchor, reporter, and producer at TV10 News in January 2010. She also did an internship at WMBD-TV in May 2012. In December 2012, she became a weather reporter and anchor at WEEK-TV. Donovan joined KXLY-TV in June 2014. Eventually became a reporter at The EW Scripps Company/KSHB in June 2017. Now she has been serving WRTV as a full-time meteorologist since June 2018.

WRTV Indianapolis Mobile App

With the slogan ‘From the Station Working for You,’ the WRTV News app brings relevant news (local, national, and community), along with news headlines, the latest WRTV Weather coverage, and notifications throughout the entire day. After getting into the app, you will see all the important stuff right on the homepage and what’s happening in your neighborhood. Furthermore, the channel also has a better experience with easy navigation and an intuitive layout. With a single tap, get news, video clips, and WRTV Radar.

The app’s most favorite section is the weather segment. Not only, it provides hourly & daily forecasts, but it also delivers the most updated severe weather conditions within seconds.

WRTV Indy App features the following things:

  • Push alert service for news headlines & stories
  • Exciting WRTV Weather coverage with accurate forecasts
  • Easy to navigate interface
  • High-Quality WRTV Radar
  • And a premium version with much more to explore

The network keeps updating the app regularly and always introduces something different with a better user experience. They know the viewers’ needs and deliver accordingly.

WRTV Programs

WRTV News delivers a variety of TV programs, including the syndicated programs such as Right This Minute, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Judge Judy. Viewers can watch these programs on DirecTV at CH 6 via WRTV live stream.

20/20 Shark Tank ABC News Nightline Right this Minute
Jimmy Kimmel Live The List Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin US Farm Report
The Retirement Halftime Show Rock the Park Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner ABC World News with David Muir
Local Programming UFC 257 Countdown UFC UFC Fight Night
Kickin’ It with Bryron Allen Sea Rescue The Chase Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
In Depth with Graham Bensinger For Life Lifestyle Magazine Joel Osteen
In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley The Week with George Stephanopoulos Nashville Insider Good Morning America Sunday
More than the Music Carpenter Realtors Showcase of Homes America’s Funniest Home Videos Dog Show
Card Sharks Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The Rookie The View
 General Hospital The Wendy Williams Show WRTV News Good Morning Indiana The Bachelor
 The Good Doctor GMA3: What you Need to Know Call your Mother Cenedella

About WRTV News

WRTV News first hit the waves on 30 May 1949 with the calls WFBM-TV. Channel 6 was the oldest TV service in Indiana that was established by Consolidated Television & Radio Broadcasters. The company was a daughter company of the Bitner Group that also happened to possess WFBM 1260 AM Radio. Moreover, the very first telecast to air on the screen was the “Crucible of Speed” documentary. It was about the early Indianapolis 500 auto race history. Later, the network broadcasted the live TV telecast of the event. Originally, the station was a CBS affiliate; however, it was also taking content from ABC and DuMont as a secondary affiliate partner.

Amanda Starrantino anchoring with other anchors at WRTV News
Amanda Starrantino anchoring with other anchors at WRTV News | Courtesy: facebook page

Currently, WRTV News operates as E.W. Scripps Company’s entity and takes primary content from ABC Network. Meanwhile, it also serves as the secondary affiliate partner of Laff, Grit, and Court TV Mystery.

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The channel’s leading studios are situated on Meridian St on the northwest side of Indianapolis. However, its other studios are in downtown Indianapolis at Monument Circle. Furthermore, WRTV Channel 6 transmitter lies towards the northwest side of the town, close to Meridian Hills, Indiana. Charter Spectrum viewers can watch WRTV News at CH 7, and Comcast Xfinity & AT&T users can also get it at CH 6.

Notable Aspects of Channel 6 Indianapolis

Multiplying Good by WRTV News, aka Jefferson Awards, hunts the unheard local heroes in the society. They are doing their best to make the community a better place with their services. It is also sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize for Public Service and highlights ordinary people who do astonishing things. Whereas, the channel’s Buying Guide service provides a single platform where people can get complete detail about the essential purchases. Likewise, it delivers the list of local companies and service providers based on the research about recent stats, Colorado Laws, Market Trends, and Consumer reviews. Meanwhile, the audience can also get different Home Experts in the region with the “Home Experts” service by Channel 6 News Indianapolis. It includes plumbers, electricians, AC and Heater repairers, and others.

Alyssa Donovan, Todd Klaassen, Kevin Gregory, and Kyle Mounce
Alyssa Donovan, Todd Klaassen, Kevin Gregory, and Kyle Mounce | Credits: twitter

Newscast Services at ABC 6 Indianapolis

WRTV News airs 29.5 hours of locally produced news service every week, i.e., 5.5 hours on Mon-Fri and 1 hour each on Sat-Sun. For its first forty years of in-service period, WRTV was the dominant news network in the market.

By the 1980s, the channel’s news audience even topped the combined viewership of WTHR and WISH. However, in the mid of 1980s, WISH took a jump and got in the first position leaving WTHR at the second position even after the network’s longtime news host Howard Caldwell left the channel in 1994. Though, later in 1996, when ABC 6 Indianapolis made some changes to its botched format, the network’s ratings surged, giving a competition to the first place WTHR channel.

WRTV News has introduced numerous innovative technologies over the years. It was the area’s first TV channel to use minicams to collect the news content and record local transmission on a videotape. Also, It was also the first to use a satellite uplink vehicle known as NewStar 6 to deliver the live footage from remote areas, the first to use microwave relay transmitters to show the live video from the field, the first to operate VoDcasting, and the first to use digital news Cam.

WRTV News satellite van
WRTV News satellite van | Credits: official website
Tel: (317) 635-9788
Tower Location: On the city’s northwest side near Meridian Hills, Indiana
Brand Name: WRTV

Coverage Map

WRTV News coverage map
WRTV News coverage map | Source:
Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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