Ray Cortopassi has been a television broadcaster for more than 20 years. Ray has been a member of the FOX59 news team in Indianapolis since 2009, anchoring the morning news from 7-10 a.m. alongside Angela Ganote and First at Four with Aishah Hasnie.
Before moving to Indianapolis, he worked as an anchor and reporter at TV stations in Traverse City, Michigan and Las Vegas, Nevada. More than anything, Ray loves telling a good story and has been honored with Emmy and Associated Press awards during his years in Indianapolis. You can also hear him weekday mornings on WTTS, 92.3FM.
Originally from Dolton, Ill., a south suburb of Chicago, Ray loves deep dish pizza, and having grown up the son of a piano teacher, he picked up the drums and loves alternative rock-n-roll. After graduating with a journalism degree from Columbia College Chicago, Ray studied acting and is now the managing director of the Off-Main Street Players, a community theatre he co-founded in Zionsville, Ind. There, he also served as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce from 2008 until 2011.
Ray and his wife Leslie have four children, who keep them extraordinarily busy; half the time parenting, the other half chauffeuring. Ray is not a good golfer, but he thinks he’s a decent tennis player (ranked most recently as a 4.0 player by the U.S. Tennis Association). He has a hard, but inconsistent serve…and gets rattled easily by recurring double faults. Feel free to use this information if you ever find yourself across the net from him. Rattled!