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    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:34:48 GMT
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  • UPDATE: Missing man with autism found safe

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    Jerome Parks, 23, was reported missing around 3:00 p.m. from his group home in the 5100 block of Guion Road on the northwest side, according to authorities. Search crews found him around four hours later in the area of 16th Street and Senate Blvd.More >>
  • A warm pattern takes over

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    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:44:21 GMT
    It will be a quiet and calm evening with light breezes out of the east and temperatures will fall into the mid 40's. Easter Sunrise is at 7:00am and the temperature will be around 46 degrees.More >>
    It will be a quiet and calm evening with light breezes out of the east and temperatures will fall into the mid 40's. Easter Sunrise is at 7:00am and the temperature will be around 46 degrees.More >>

Scott Swan
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.

This year, Swan captured three regional Emmys for his human interest stories about the London Summer Olympics.  Also in 2013, Swan was the only Indianapolis reporter to conduct an interview with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in his Las Vegas home.  Swan has landed many exclusives during his WTHR career.  He conducted the first prison interview with Marcus Schrenker, the Geist money manager who faked his own death by jumping out of an airplane.  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.

Swan is also known for a decade of Olympic coverage, often times traveling to the host country months before the Games begin.  Swan has traveled to Athens, Torino, Beijing, Vancouver and London gathering human interest stories.  

             London's Sensational Ride

             China Preview

             Italian Violin Maker

During Swan's broadcasting career, several of his all-time favorite stories were discovered in Indiana.

             Chicken Limo

             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.

In his free time, Swan emcees a wide variety of events, gives his testimony for church groups and serves with the Lamplighter Ministry Inc. in Indianapolis. Swan graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from Pepperdine University in 1985. He married his high school sweetheart, Janae'.  They have three college-aged children, two attending Indiana University and one attending Purdue University.

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