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Scott Swan

13News Anchor - @ScottWTHR
Credit: WTHR

Scott Swan began working for WTHR in 2002 and anchors the 6:00pm and 11:00pm newscasts for 13News. 

In 2022 Swan was honored with an Emmy award for "The Rich Culture of Japan" featuring stories gathered prior to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Swan received another Emmy award in 2022 for Janae's Journey: Scott Swan documents his wife's fight against breast cancer which chronicled his wife's successful battle against breast cancer.

During his 20 years at WTHR, Swan has been honored with multiple Emmy awards including "Best Anchor" and was named "Best Reporter" by the Indiana Associated Press.

In 2021 Swan was honored with two Emmy awards for his feature stories leading up to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. His coverage of Olympics for WTHR includes traveling to Greece (2004), Italy (2006), China (2008), Canada (2010), England (2012), Russia (2014), Brazil (2016) and Japan (2021).

His favorite Olympics stories include: 

In 2019, Swan was honored with the national Sigma Delta Chi award for TV Feature Reporting for his story about the "Bearded Painter."

It is a story about an Indiana man who miraculously became a gifted painter after suffering a health issue similar to a stroke.

In 2008 Swan was honored with a National Edward R. Murrow award and a National Headliner award for "Mission Complete" - a story about an Indiana Marine who lost both legs in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.

Swan has landed many exclusives during his WTHR career. He was the only Indianapolis reporter to conduct an interview with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in his Las Vegas home.

Swan conducted 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:

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 enjoys talking about his Christian faith and speaks at churches and prisons across Indiana.  He also volunteers 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 children and four grandchildren.

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