Circle Up Indy’s Youth Against Violence Peace festival is once again sponsored by Indianapolis’ most-watched local TV station. FOX 59 has been a supporter for both of the past events, providing media coverage, emcees and the kind of community support Indianapolis has come to expect from their team.
Overcoming the challenges of a live event and sweltering 90-plus-degree heat, these local celebrities and station staff have demonstrated professionalism and a commitment to improving Indianapolis communities during the past two Peace Festivals. Their participation has been a big part of making this event a success.
Sherman Burdette emceed the 2014 Peace Festival. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he is an Emmy Award winner, with experience in all aspects of the newsroom. “Where’s Sherman” is a morning segment in which Sherman features community activities and events. He also does a consumer protection segment called “Does It Work” Wednesday.
Aishah Hasnie, anchor of FOX 59’s First At Four hosted the 2015 event. She is an Emmy nominated journalist, and has also been recognized by the Indiana Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Additionally, she has a “Taking Action For You” segment focusing on fighting for fairness for Hoosiers.
This year, Fox 59’s Tanea Howard, is slated to co-host the event with Dani D from Hot 96.3. Tanea is the anchor for the 11 pm NewsPoint broadcast, one of the most popular newscasts in the Indianapolis area.
You may have missed some of the interviews FOX 59 has done for past Peace Festivals, but you will be seeing more in the days to come, and you can always go to their website to stream all the stories. You can also view their Community Calendar for more information about this year’s Peace Festival.
Circle Up Indy says “THANK YOU!” to Fox 59 for their support, and their work to strengthen Indianapolis communities.