Eyewitness News Anchor Scott Swan anchors the 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts of Channel 13 Eyewitness News. Swan began working for WTHR in 2002 and has won the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow award and two National Headliner awards.
During his WTHR career, Swan has won regional Emmys for "Best Anchor" and been honored as "Best Reporter" by the Indiana Associated Press.
In 2016, Swan continued his decade of Olympic coverage by traveling to Brazil prior to the Rio Summer Games. Swan has also traveled to Athens, Torino, Beijing, Vancouver, London and Sochi gathering human interest stories which include:
London's Sensational Ride
Italian Violin Maker
Swan is also known for getting exclusive interviews. He was the only Indianapolis reporter to conduct an interview with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in his Las Vegas home. Swan also got the first interview with Indiana rocker Henry Lee Summer who described his ongoing battle with meth. Swan landed the first TV interview with John Mellencamp before the musician launched his "No Better Than This" tour.
During Swan's broadcasting career, several of his all-time favorite stories include:
Little Tree on Southport Road
Sincerely Mr. Stroup
Swan won the National Edward R. Murrow Award and a National Headliner Award for "Mission Complete." The inspiring story chronicled Greenfield Marine Josh Bleill who suffered the loss of both legs in an Iraq bomb explosion.
Prior to his career at WTHR, Swan worked at KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, WISH-TV in Indianapolis, KITV-TV in Honolulu, KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, KHJ-TV in Los Angeles and Disneyland Broadcast Services.
Swan emcees a wide variety of events and gives his testimony for church groups. He serves with the Lamplighter Ministry in Indianapolis.
Swan graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from Pepperdine University in 1985. He married his high school sweetheart, Janae'. They have three children.
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