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Scott Swan

13News Anchor - @ScottWTHR
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Scott Swan anchors the 5:30pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm newscasts for Channel 13 Eyewitness News.

Swan began working for WTHR in 2002. He has been honored with the National Edward R. Murrow award, the National Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and two National Headliner awards.

During his WTHR career, Swan has won regional Emmy awards for "Best Anchor" and honored as "Best Reporter" by the Indiana Associated Press.

Swan has traveled the world and won multiple Emmy awards for his Olympic coverage. He will lead WTHR's coverage with a trip to Japan prior to the 2020 Summer Olympics. Swan has traveled to Brazil, Russia, London, Vancouver, Beijing, Torino and Athens gathering human interest stories.

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. He landed 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 drug addiction. Swan performed the first TV interview with John Mellencamp before the musician launched his "No Better Than This" tour.

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.

Swan won a 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 adult children.