Jim Shella honored in Broadcasters Hall of Fame; WISH-TV wins three AP awards

(WISH Photo/Logan Skidmore)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Former WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella was honored Saturday for his long television career.

The Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association inducted Shella into their Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual awards dinner held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.

Shella retired from WISH-TV in November of 2016 after covering Hoosier politics for more than 34 years.

WISH-TV was also honored with three awards during the annual awards ceremony, including first place for Outstanding News Operation, first place for best Continuous Coverage of a single event and second place for feature reporting that went to Phil Sanchez and photographer Shawn Pierce.

(WISH Photo)


  • First Place: Outstanding News Operation — 24-Hour News 8 — Al Carl
  • First Place: Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event — Kokomo tornado — Al Carl
  • Second Place: Best Feature Reporting — Hoosier Hardwood — Phil Sanchez and Shawn Pierce

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