Meredith Hackler

Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI.

Title: Anchor and Reporter

Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI. She joined the team in August of 2019. Before taking on the role of evening anchor here in Lafayette, Meredith worked in Minneapolis at a cable station as a Multimedia Journalist and reporter. Before that, Meredith was an anchor reporter in central Illinois at WAND, where she was born and raised.

Meredith is very passionate about journalism. She is honored to have the opportunity to tell stories that impact the community. She loves having the privilege of being a voice for the voiceless and sharing stories that help create change. Some of Meredith’s most memorable reports include a two-part special on charter schools and a long-form piece on ADA developments in Minnesota.

Meredith is extremely outgoing and loves meeting new people. When Meredith isn’t working she enjoys hitting the gym and going on long walks with her yellow Labrador Daphne. Meredith and Daphne also spend a lot of time at the Shamrock Dog Park. If you see Meredith in public don’t be shy! If you have a story idea for Meredith send it her way.

Recent Posts by Meredith Hackler

COVID-19 survivors recovering with physical therapy

Mary Johns is a COVID-19 survivor. She caught the virus in December of last year and spent 70 days in the hospital recovering. Now, her recovery is continuing through physical therapy.

Herff Jones security breach has made some Purdue students banking information vulnerable

If you had your banking information stolen, you can call 855-535-1795 between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm Monday through Friday.

Caregiver shortage affecting local agencies

Companies that provide at-home health care for seniors are experiencing a shortage of workers. Homecare By Design currently has around 10 full-time positions available. Openings they have not been able to fill for a while.

Lafayette Police meet with Linwood Hannah Community Neighborhood Crime Watch

The Lafayette Police Department says neighborhood crime watch groups can be helpful to them during investigations.

Your Money Matters: Why you should have a Roth IRA

In this week's Your Money Matters, our financial expert shares why you should see if your company offers a Roth IRA. He says it can save you money in the long run.

Storefronts continue to fill up in downtown Lafayette

Multiple businesses have opened up in downtown Lafayette in the last couple of months. Retail establishments, new restaurants, and even a spa have all recently made their way to the downtown area.

Your Money Matters: How to get back on track financially

According to financial expert Nick Royer, only about 40 percent of Americans have a budget. He says making one is the first step towards being on the right financial track.

West Lafayette John Dennis asks City Council to rescind mask mandate

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis asked the city council to rescind the mask mandate and instead have a mask advisory.

Attica creates nonprofit to help revitalize downtown area

The town of Attica has had a hard time taking care of its downtown area. Now the town has created a non-profit organization to help them create economic revitalization in the downtown area.

Indiana Department of Health Says demand for vaccine is down

So far only 1/3 of all eligible Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated in the state of Indiana. The state's top doctors say Indiana ranks on the lower end of states when it comes to people being fully vaccinated.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 734736

Reported Deaths: 13471
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1005261750
Lake54085975
Allen40876680
St. Joseph36249552
Hamilton35783408
Elkhart28784442
Tippecanoe22449219
Vanderburgh22359397
Porter18894310
Johnson18053381
Hendricks17298315
Clark13026191
Madison12740339
Vigo12490248
LaPorte12040214
Monroe11936170
Delaware10738187
Howard9974218
Kosciusko9455117
Hancock8346142
Bartholomew8091156
Warrick7795155
Floyd7682178
Grant7090174
Wayne7067199
Boone6732101
Morgan6603139
Dubois6165117
Marshall6092112
Cass5864105
Dearborn582678
Henry5772105
Noble564484
Jackson503273
Shelby493896
Lawrence4580120
Gibson436592
Harrison436472
DeKalb430185
Clinton428353
Montgomery425589
Whitley397539
Huntington393580
Steuben390757
Miami383268
Knox372790
Jasper370848
Putnam362660
Wabash355080
Adams342555
Ripley340470
Jefferson331781
White316354
Daviess298299
Wells292081
Decatur285792
Fayette281862
Greene280485
Posey272033
LaGrange268370
Scott267354
Clay260947
Washington241932
Randolph241781
Spencer232631
Jennings230749
Starke218454
Fountain213646
Sullivan212242
Owen202556
Jay197230
Fulton195740
Carroll190120
Orange184354
Perry184237
Rush173725
Vermillion170044
Franklin168435
Tipton163145
Parke146716
Pike135334
Blackford135132
Pulaski117245
Newton108634
Brown102641
Crawford101415
Benton99014
Martin89515
Warren82415
Switzerland7938
Union71410
Ohio57111
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