Jeff Wagner joined WISH-TV as a Multi-Platform Journalist in October 2013. Before finding his new home in Indianapolis, Jeff spent all of his life across the border in Illinois. Jeff was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. He found his passion for reporting thanks to a television news class at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL.
Jeff then enrolled at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. It was there he spent several semesters learning how to write, anchor, produce, shoot, and edit. All those skills came into play after he graduated in 2009 and started his career at WCIA-3 News in Champaign, IL.
Jeff started at the station as the Decatur Bureau reporter before taking the role of weekend anchor/producer and reporter. He was part of the 10:00pm newscast when it won the Best Newscast Award for a medium market through the Illinois Broadcasters Association. Between ISU and WCIA, Jeff spent eight years living in Central Illinois. Now, he’s excited to start this new chapter in his life in Central Indiana!
Jeff is a die-hard sports fan and in his spare time enjoys staying active through sports, listening to music and going to concerts, movies, and fun night out with friends. He also makes sure to find time to visit his family back in the Chicago suburbs, especially his lovely niece!
Jeff is looking forward to telling your stories and keeping his community informed. If you have any story ideas or tips, be sure to email him with the form.
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