Marvin Bills

Marvin Bills joined WLFI in January of 2019 as a multi-platform journalist

Title: Multi-platform Journalist
marvin.bills@wlfi.com

Marvin Bills joined WLFI in January of 2019 as a multi-platform journalist. Marvin was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended high school at Ben Davis High School. Marvin then moved to Terre Haute, IN where he attended Indiana State University. While in Terre Haute Marvin worked as a full-time Production Assistant for the NBC/ABC affiliate WTWO/WAWV. He also worked as a reporter/anchor for the university TV station.

Marvin loves to learn and is very social, he loves to meet new people. In his free time, Marvin loves to shop, watch reality TV, and hike. He was part of show choir for 7 years and competed in competitions. He is excited to learn more about the Greater Lafayette area and all that it has to offer.

Feel free to contact Marvin on story suggestions, comments, questions, or just to chat!

Recent Posts by Marvin Bills

Local business receives backlash over Facebook post

The Tippecanoe County Health Department is responding to a Facebook post from a local business stating it would not require employees to wear masks. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with the health department today about the ramifications a business could have in this situation.

Lafayette tattoo shop covers up racist and offensive tattoos for free

A local tattoo shop in Lafayette is making strides to help people change for the better by extending a helping hand. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with the owner of Soldier Mike's Tattoos & Piercing's on what led his decision to offer a service removing racist tattoos for free.

LatinX community says Tippecanoe County Health Department needs to expand COVID-19 resources

The Tippecane County health department says COVID-19 cases among the LatinX community are disproportionate. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with the President of the Latino Center for Wellness and education today on how the county should work to fix this health crisis.

It's hot outside but medical professionals strongly encouraging people to mask up

Medical professionals are reminding people to continue wearing a mask outside even though it's hot. Especially if you have an underlying respiratory illness.

Madam Carroll holds 4th of July boat parade for veterans and first responders

To kick off 4th of July The Madam Carroll held a boat parade to honor veterans and first responders. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with the organizer and a first responder about how important this parade was during this time.

Valley Oaks to launch virtual support group for first responders

During this time many organizations are stepping up to support first responders. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with a therapist for Valley Oaks who says it's important to be there for front line workers who frequently face potentially dangerous and even traumatic situations.

Pride Lafayette seeing significant decrease in funding due to COVID-19

Many organizations are still navigating through this pandemic. One local group is up against its biggest obstacle after canceling its biggest fundraising event. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with a board member from Pride Lafayette about the difficult decision to cancel OutFest - while trying to overcome funding issues.

Rosewalk Village responds to surge in COVID-19 cases

The Tippecanoe County Health Department has confirmed there are new COVID-19 cases at Rosewalk Village in Lafayette. As we've previously reported sixteen residents and *one employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Boys & Girls Club in White County keeping virtual services after pandemic

Several organizations in the State of Indiana are finding new ways to serve its community during this pandemic. This includes The Boy's & Girl's Club in White County News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with workers at the Boy's & Girl's Club in White County about the provisions they've made that will become permanent.

Indiana Beach re-opens its doors after being closed for nearly 5 months

Indiana Beach is welcoming its guests back after being closed for nearly five months. News 18's Marvin Bills spent the day talking with those who were at the amusement park.They say they were thrilled to return to the popular attraction.

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Confirmed Cases: 52037

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