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Rich Van Wyk

Rich Van Wyk
Eyewitness News Education Reporter

Rich Van Wyk has more than 29 years of experience in the Channel 13 newsroom. He began his career with Eyewitness News as a college intern. Since then he has worked as an assignment editor, news producer, the producer of race documentaries and other special events.

As a reporter Rich has covered more than two decades of Indianapolis news, from politics and education, crime and urban development, to natural disasters and community celebrations.

He has won four Emmys and one regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting as well as numerous awards from the, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and United Press International. He has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for his special reports on the rising costs of college educations, the pressure many high school athletes are under to obtain athletic scholarships and the Internet broadcasting of college lectures. He is a recipient of the Indianapolis Education Association Human Rights award for Outstanding Leadership In Communications.

Rich grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Butler University. He and his wife Juli have three daughters. When not driving them to all their activities, Rich enjoys playing with power tools in the never-ending effort to renovate their older Indianapolis home. He's also a deacon and an elder in their Presbyterian Church.

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