Bruce Kopp is co-anchor of Central Indiana's #1 morning news broadcast, "Eyewitness News Sunrise."
Bruce has been anchoring "Sunrise" for more than 25 years and has been an anchor and reporter for Channel 13 for 32 years. He joined WTHR in May of 1983 as a business reporter, then was named weekend evening anchor a year later. He moved to the early morning shift, anchoring Eyewitness News "Sunrise" in 1990. He also co-anchored "Eyewitness News at Noon" from 1990 until 2005.
Bruce can also be heard providing newscasts on Indianapolis Radio Stations, 104.5 WJJK, and 95.5 WFMS.
Bruce began his broadcast career at several radio stations in suburban Chicago before attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. While at SIU, he worked as an evening news anchor, reporter, sports director and news director at WSIU-TV. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television.
Upon graduation, Bruce moved to Evansville, Indiana where he co-anchored the weekday evening newscasts on WEHT-TV. He then moved on to become the weekend evening anchor at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He has been honored over the years with first place awards for outstanding coverage of spot news, general news, features and investigative reporting. The Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press have honored him with eight awards. "Indianapolis Monthly Magazine" Readers' Choice Awards named him "Best Early Morning Anchor" four times over a five-year period.
Bruce's versatility as a field anchor has taken him across the country and overseas. He traveled to London, England for a series of reports on groundbreaking medical efforts by Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company. He has covered the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, two national political conventions, a presidential inauguration, several national Consumer Electronics Shows, NCAA Final Fours in New Orleans, Minneapolis and Indianapolis and Major League Baseball annual meetings in Houston, Texas.
Bruce's community service involvement extends to a wide variety of charitable organizations. He regularly serves as a guest speaker and emcee for public service groups, and has participated at Central Indiana charity golf outings, serving as emcee and celebrity golfer. He annually takes part in events supporting Little Sisters of the Poor, Visiting Nurse Service, Hendricks County United Way, Indiana Sports Corporation, and the Boys & Girls Club. For five years, Bruce helped organize the "Little Red Door Open" charity golf event. The event helped raise nearly $100,000 for the Little Red Door Cancer Agency in Indianapolis. As an avid golfer, Bruce has four holes-in-one, his most recent in October of 2013.
Bruce received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois where he majored in Radio-TV/Journalism. His hometown is Northlake, Illinois in suburban Chicago.
Bruce is married. He and his wife have two sons. His hobbies include golf, water-skiing, snow skiing and finding effective ways to keep his family's beagle from chewing up valuables around the house.
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