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

Homebound Hoosier Program to vaccinate vulnerable Hoosiers at home

The state of Indiana is rolling out a new program that will allow homebound Hoosiers to get the vaccine in the comfort of their home.

Mobile vaccine units to be deployed in two local counties starting Thursday

Starting Thursday ten mobile units will be deployed to ten different counties across the state to help get more eligible Hoosiers in those areas vaccinated quicker.

More historic buildings are being protected in Lafayette

Trinity United Methodist Church in Downtown Lafayette is the oldest congregation in the city. Now, the building will be protected for years to come. However, Trinity is just one of many historic buildings the city is looking to protect.

First responders say medical calls are still higher than normal

Even with Tippecanoe Counties' positivity rate at 4.4 percent, TEAS says their call load hasn't slowed.

Purdue professor is part of the NASA Mars mission team that helped land the rover on Thursday

One Purdue professor has ties to the Mars rover mission and is celebrating right along with NASA on a successful landing.

Holcomb signs legislation providing COVID liability protections

Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation today that will give COVID-19 liability protections to businesses and schools. Passing legislation for these protections was something the governor had laid at as one of his top priorities for the 2021 legislative session.

Indiana State Police explain the process of implementing the use of body cameras

Indiana state police troopers currently do not wear body cameras while on the job. Governor Eric Holcomb made it his priority for all ISP troopers to have body cameras by the spring of 2021. It is something Superintendent Doug Carter was not always in favor of but reconsidered when talking to younger officers on the front lines.

Local couple providing free birthday cakes for kids in need

One lafayette couple is doing their part to make sure no kids in our area go without cake on their special day.

Rare breed of goose spotted in Lafayette

A rare breed of goose was spotted along U.S. Highway 52 in Lafayette. According to a Purdue Wildlife expert, the bird is a Brant and typically isn't found in Indiana let alone in Lafayette.

Attica Police Chief facing charges of false informing

According to court records from the Fountain County Clerks office, the charges allege that Edward D. Durnil gave false information in an official investigation of a crime knowing said information was false.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 657037

Reported Deaths: 12450
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion901321624
Lake48105871
Allen35552632
Hamilton31839393
St. Joseph29538510
Elkhart25261412
Vanderburgh21115377
Tippecanoe19765197
Johnson16242352
Porter15838267
Hendricks15723296
Clark11843179
Madison11672314
Vigo11503228
Monroe10248158
Delaware9788178
LaPorte9720194
Howard9017194
Kosciusko8514107
Bartholomew7373147
Warrick7369146
Hancock7362128
Floyd7139164
Wayne6586188
Grant6395157
Morgan6040124
Boone603388
Dubois5868111
Dearborn540266
Henry539492
Marshall5390104
Cass537199
Noble506775
Jackson462063
Shelby458490
Lawrence4154111
Gibson399681
Harrison395160
Clinton392353
DeKalb382078
Montgomery381583
Knox354484
Miami354063
Whitley346235
Huntington338176
Steuben335955
Wabash328775
Putnam325959
Ripley325161
Adams320249
Jasper312943
White295351
Jefferson292770
Daviess284296
Fayette270255
Decatur269388
Greene259978
Posey259731
Wells255374
Scott248446
LaGrange240170
Clay238944
Randolph225076
Spencer215830
Jennings213544
Washington207727
Sullivan202038
Fountain200341
Starke185950
Owen181652
Jay177328
Fulton176437
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Perry172435
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Tipton145441
Parke137915
Pike127232
Blackford120027
Pulaski105643
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Crawford90113
Martin80114
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