(May 25, 2014) – Nicole Pence has joined the FOX59 team and will anchor FOX59 Newspoint at 11 starting next month.
WXIN-TV/WTTV-TV Vice President and General Manager Paul Rennie announced the expansion of FOX59 News in April. The 11 p.m. news, FOX59 NewsPoint at 11, is scheduled to premiere on Monday, June 30, 2014. Another newscast, FOX59 News at 7PM, will debut in the coming months.
Pence, a multiple Emmy award-nominated anchor/reporter, is a native of Columbus, Indiana and graduated Cum Laude from DePaw University with a double major in Communication Arts & Sciences and Spanish, and a minor in Political Science. She earned her Master’s of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University-Purdue University with high honors. She is recently married.
NewsPoint will be packaged as a standalone newscast— a concise wrap-up of the day’s events, plus a quick look forward to tomorrow’s weather. NewsPoint will have a distinct look and feel from the rest of FOX59’s newscasts seen throughout the day, and will feature Nicole Pence as anchor. Pence makes her return to Indianapolis news following her departure from WTHR in 2013, and will serve as primary anchor for NewsPoint, among other reporter/anchor roles for the station. “Nicole brings to NewsPoint instant credibility and familiarity for 11pm news viewers,” says Rennie. “We couldn’t be happier that she is part of the FOX59 News team.”
FOX59 News Director Kerri Cavanaugh feels the new format of NewsPoint is an excellent alternative for late night news viewers. “Indianapolis news viewers are well informed, savvy, and deserving of an 11pm newscast with a fast-paced, no-nonsense approach. NewsPoint is just that– news that’s straight to the point, and it fits in perfectly with the FOX59 News brand.”