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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

Training videos aim to educate the community about substance abuse and solutions

Tippecanoe County officials, businesses and residents now have another resource to fight the ongoing battle of opioids and substance abuse.

Crawfordsville ordinance could change how vapes are sold in convenience stores

The city of Crawfordsville has a new proposal that would require a separate 18-and older section for stores selling any type of tobacco or vape products, including pens, papers, and pipes.

Criminal Activity on Greenbush street has neighbors concerned over safety

According to the Lafayette police department, 8 criminal reports have been taken at 1313 Greenbush street this year alone.

Bridge 53 in Shadeland will soon be under construction

Another bridge in Shadeland is a step closer to being under construction. Bridge 53 is off county road 500 south in Shadeland and travels over the Little Wea Creek.

Where stray animals are taken in Tippecanoe county outside city limits

At Mondays County Commissioners meeting it was announced the county’s contract with Crystal Creek Boarding Kennel will be continuing, but only on a month to month basis.

Attica adds food and beverage tax to increase revenue for economic development

The goal of the tax is to create revenue for economic development projects throughout the community, specifically the downtown area.

West Lafayette could be adding emergency snow routes

The proposed ordinance is something that snowplow drivers say is vital not only for their safety but also for the safety of the community.

Purdue receives first USDA research grant for organic Hemp production

Researchers will be able to study the best way to grow Hemp organically. Which they haven't had the opportunity to do in years past. They will also study ways to market it, to people interested in buying it.

Weekend crash brings to light the plans for an old diner near Clarks Hill

The crash left a large hole in the side of the building. The county building commissioner says J&J Food Mart owns the old diner. The company has had plans to build a gas station on the site since 2018.

Judge issues gag order on Michael and Kristine Barnett Child Neglect Case

A Tippecanoe County judge issued a gag order in the Barnett child neglect case on Monday, but it won't bar them from talking to the media.

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