WTHI-TV is a CBS affiliated television station in Terre Haute, Indiana. It operates on digital channel 10. Its transmitter is located in Farmersburg, Indiana. Syndicated programming on WTHI includes: Ellen, Live with Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Terre Haute, Indiana
Branding News 10
Slogan Leading the Way
Channels Digital: 10 (VHF)

10.1 CBS 10.2 theCoolTV

Affiliations CBS
Owner LIN TV Corporation

(Indiana Broadcasting, LLC)

First air date July 22, 1954
Call letters' meaning Theatre Hulman, Inc.

(sometimes interpreted as Terre Haute, Indiana)

Former channel number(s) Analog:

10 (1954-2009)

Former affiliations All secondary:

NBC (1954–1965) ABC (1954–1973) DuMont (1954–1955) UPN (1995–2006)

Transmitter power 27 kW (digital)
Height 293 m (digital)
Facility ID 70655
Transmitter coordinates 39°14′36″N 87°23′7″W / 39.24333°N 87.38528°W / 39.24333; -87.38528


Starting operations on July 22, 1954, WTHI served as the market's only television station until 1965, when WTWO broadcast for the first time. The station has always been a CBS affiliate. However, on various occasions, it has also carried selected programs from ABC, NBC, UPN, and until its demise, DuMont.

The station was founded by local businessman and Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman. His family owned the station until 1999, when it was sold to Emmis Communications. Emmis, in turn, sold the station to LIN TV in August 2005. LIN also owns three other CBS affiliates in Indiana (including WISH-TV in Indianapolis).

Local news had been in existence since the beginning. The newscast was known during the late 1970s and early 1980s as "NewsCenter 10". The title was changed to "Action 10 News" in 1985, and modified to "Action 10 News-WTHI" in 2001. On September 18, 2006, the branding was changed to "News 10". A new logo and graphics package was also premiered. The news graphics they choose were the old Gannett graphics. It is currently the only station in the country to use the "old Gannett graphics."

Local programs of the past featured Jerry Van Dyke of Coach and My Mother the Car fame, and "Captain Jack" Hanes, whose most famous guest was Larry Bird.

On-air staff

Current on-air staff


  • Mark Allen - weeknights at 6 and 11PM
  • Patrece Dayton - weeknights at 6, 10PM and 11PM
  • Susan Dinkel- Weekdays at 5PM
  • Amanda Jarrett - Weekends at 6 and 11PM (also crime reporter)
  • Abby Walton - Weekdays News 10 This Morning and Noon


  • Mike Grant - Southern Indiana Bureau chief
  • Jane Santucci - general assignment reporter
  • Jessica Hayes - general assignment reporter/Fill In Weather Anchor
  • Kate Greene - general assignment reporter
  • Rondrell Moore - general assignment reporter (also internet content producer)
  • Dan Klein - investigative reporter

Storm Team 10

  • Kevin Orpurt (AMS Seal of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, 10 and 11PM
  • Pamela Gardner - Weekends at 6 and 11PM
  • David Wire (AMS Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings and noon

Sports team

  • Rick Semmler - Sports Director; weeknights at 6, 10 and 11PM
  • Ross Rowling- Sports anchor; weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.

Notable former staff

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Newscast titles

  • Video Views of the News (1954-late 1950s)
  • News Picture (late 1950s)
  • The Six O'Clock Report/The Eleven O'Clock Report (Ten O'Clock Report during summer hours) (1960s-1976)
  • NewsCenter 10 (1976-1985)
  • Action 10 News (1985-2001)
  • Action 10 News-WTHI (2001-2006)
  • News 10 (2006-present)

Station slogans

  • Bringing It Home To You (1979-1980; used during period station used Mayoham Music's "Bringing It Home To You")
  • Reach For the Stars on TV-10 (1981-1982; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Great Moments on TV-10 (1982-1983; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • We've Got the Touch, You and TV-10 (1983-1984; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • You and TV-10, We've Got the Touch (1984-1985; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • The News Station (1985-1987)
  • Turn to 10 (1986-1987; used during period station used Frank Gari's "Turn to News")
  • Leading the Way (1987-1996 & 2006-present)
  • The Wabash Valley's 24-Hour News Leader (1996-2001)
  • The News Leader/Clear, Accurate, To The Point (2001-2006)
  • Leading the Way (2006-2010)
  • Leading The Way In The Wabash Valley(2010-Present)

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