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Scott Swan

13News Anchor - @ScottWTHR
Credit: WTHR

Scott Swan began working for WTHR in 2002 and anchors the 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm newscasts for 13News. 

Swan was honored with a 2018 National Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for "WTHR Storytellers" which included his "Miracle of the Mind" story about an Indiana man who discovered a hidden artistic talent after suffering a brain injury.

During his WTHR career, Swan has won regional Emmy awards for "Best Anchor" and honored as "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 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 three grandchildren.

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