Cindy Ward retired from WSBT 22 News on February 25, after anchoring the news here for nearly 30 years.
Cindy anchored newscasts at a variety of different times of day during her career at WSBT 22. For the past few years, she had been anchoring WSBT 22 News at 5:30 along with Jennifer Copeland. But according to WSBT President and General Manager Sally Brown, Cindy did much more.
“While most people in our community know Cindy Ward for her anchoring responsibilities, to us at WSBT, she’s most famous for the leadership she provides in our newsroom. Every day, Cindy dives headfirst into the news. She cares deeply about our community and the stories that affect us. Simply put, Cindy is a wonderful person and an excellent journalist, and WSBT will miss her tremendously,” Brown said.
News Director John Haferkamp adds, “I have had the pleasure to work with Cindy for 17 years, and I want everyone to know how much I respect her work and passion for journalism. I have learned a great deal from Cindy, and I'm thankful for the times she has pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and accept new challenges.”
During her tenure with WSBT 22, Cindy has covered political conventions, partnered with numerous co-anchors and reporters, conducted thousands of interviews with those famous and not-so-famous and even had a walk-on role in a CBS soap opera! She remains a favorite with viewers in our community.
True to her gregarious and warm personality, Cindy has said she’s always enjoyed the stories that focus on people the most.
Cindy has been the recipient of a number of awards including the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the highest awards in the state of Indiana given by the governor to a person who rendered distinguished service to the state.
Cindy plans to enjoy spending her new-found time with her family, including her four young grandchildren.
WSBT 22 thanks Cindy for her service to our station and more importantly, to the community. We wish Cindy the very best in the next chapter of her life.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org