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

Benton County distillery making and donating hand sanitizer

Wind Hill Distillery started making hand sanitizer when county leaders noticed their first responders were running out of the vital product.

Local musician offering virtual guitar lessons

Due to the shelter in place, Kyle Bledsoe's gigs were canceled. Due social distancing his guitar lessons were as well until Kyle decided to start teaching virtually.

Rural hospitals losing revenue due to COVID-19

Franciscan Health Alliance is responsible for two rural hospitals one in Rensselaer and one in Crawfordsville. Both are small, which means their revenue base is much smaller. That loss in revenue can affect virtually all aspects of the hospital's finances.

3D Printing Business Develops Reusable Masks

You'll Never Guess LLC has been in the Rensselaer community since 2012. They specialize in 3D printing. When they saw how many people were struggling to find personal protective masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic they decided to design one of their own.

Just Us Kids live streaming education sessions

Daycares and early learning centers are getting creative with their lesson plans. Just Us Kids is making sure children who are at home with their parents still have the opportunity to take part in daily lesson plans by live streaming teaching sessions.

Tippecanoe County leaders want citizens to educate themselves about COVID-19

County leaders are asking that citizens watch a YouTube video they have pinned to the top of their Facebook page.

The coronavirus is changing elections across the state and here locally

Several changes have taken place due to the coronavirus and when the primary election takes place is one of them. Since the governor pushed primary election day back to June 2nd voters now have until May 4th to register to vote.

Tippecanoe County commissioners declare public health emergency

There are two reasons the commissioners made the declaration. The first is that now the county can qualify for disaster relief grants once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. The second reason was to remind citizens that this is considered a time of emergency.

Animal shelters seeing a decrease in donations and adoptions due to COVID-19

Nonprofit organizations are taking hit during these uncertain times. Animal shelters have seen both adoptions and donations decrease.

Unemployment numbers are on the rise, here is how you can file a claim

According to the governor last week 54,000 Hoosiers filed for unemployment, that number is expected to be even higher in the coming weeks.

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