Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI.
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.
The Lafayette police department has confirmed that car break-ins are on the rise near Columbian Park.
The Wabash Township Board met Tuesday evening to discuss its budget. Wabash Township Trustee Jennifer Teising was in attendance but she didn't speak at the meeting. Instead, she sent a statement laying out her plans for the future. But she sent it in email form at 5:42 PM when the meeting started at 6.
West Lafayette has been named one of the top 5 safest cities in Indiana.
Purdue University Police will soon outfit all of their officers with body cameras.
The city of Attica has been selected as a finalist for the PreservINg Main Street grant.
Captain Frost says the condo collapse was one of the most exhausting missions he's ever served on and one he will remember for the rest of his life.
Some would say that miracles happen every day in NICU units. Dr. Rosario Chua has borne witness to those miracles for over 30 years. Now one of them works with her every day.
The new voting equipment will provide paper ballot backups for voters at the polls. The new equipment is expected to be used in the 2022 election.
There is growing concern over commercial vehicles using a historic one-lane bridge near the community of Battle Ground. Anytime Interstate 65 closes down, commercial vehicles are using the bridge as a detour. Now the town and INDOT are working together to fix the issue.
Franciscan Health Alliance has increased its minimum hourly employee pay to $15 an hour. Previously, the lowest wage had been $12 an hour for employees in Indiana and $13 an hour for employees in Illinois.
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