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

The WLCSC says they will offer an e-learning instruction option for all who want it soon

The West Lafayette Community School Corporation says after they survey parents they will offer an e-learning option for families who want it. One parent conducted their own survey to see what parents preferred.

Teen in critical condition after overnight stabbing in Lafayette, suspect in custody

A teen is in critical condition after an apparently random stabbing attack in Lafayette. It happened in the alley next to the Marathon on 900 Ferry Street in Lafayette around 10:30 p.m.

NIPSCO cleaning up former gas plan property in Logansport

NIPSCO is doing its part to help clean up former sites of manufactured gas plants A project to clean up an old site in Logansport began this week.

Always Together, Always Local: Millie’s Thrift Store

Every aspect of our community has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, including nonprofits. In this Weeks Always Together Always Local we are featuring Millie's Thrift Stores which uses its revenue to give back to a local school system.

Chauncey Hill Mall still to be demolished

The future of Chauncey Hill Mall is still being determined but according to the City of West Lafayette, it will eventually be torn down.

Health professionals want people to be aware of heat exhaustion this weekend

The weather this weekend is expected to be hotter than normal, which leaves people at risk of heat exhaustion. Masks can trigger heat exhaustion, however, doctors say you still wear one if you are in a group setting.

Real estate is booming amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Not having enough homes on the market was a problem in Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas before the pandemic, but now it’s even worse.

Garden centers are seeing a spike in sales amid the pandemic

Many businesses are struggling to get by amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, but nurseries and garden centers have actually seen a rise in sales.

Always Together, Always Local: Indiana Veterans Home

The Indiana Veterans Home has been doing everything it can to keep its residents safe during the Pandemic. In this week’s Always Together, Always Local, we share how it is gradually opening back up to visitors.

Franciscan Health Paramedicine Program is leading the way in innovative care

Paramedicine is an innovative way a patient with a chronic condition is staying healthy at home. The Paramedicine program in Montgomery County has been a success. Now the state of Indiana is looking to that program as an example for other communities to follow suit.

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