Barb Anguiano



Barb Anguiano  is an award-winning audio journalist. She’s proud of her Hammond roots and joined the WBOI News Team in the fall of 2018. Barb graduated in 2015 from Indiana University’s Journalism School, where she was first introduced to audio-storytelling and audio journalism.


After graduating from IU, Barb traveled to the prairies of North Dakota and dabbled in print copy-editing. But she missed radio, and applied for and attended the Transom Story Workshop in the Spring of 2016. Thanks to Transom, Barb developed confidence in her voice as a journalist and later started her radio journey at WVPE in Elkhart, Indiana.


When Barb isn’t digging to the heart of and covering local stories, she enjoys the Rolling Stones, Doctor Who, dogs, dogs dressed as Doctor Who. A wannabe petrolhead Barb’s biggest radio fantasy is to either produce a podcast about Formula 1 Racing, or dogs.


Barbara Anguiano / WBOI


United Auto Workers continued to strike against General Motors across the state on Thursday, going into the 5th week. 

At the Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, GM workers in the picket like stood outside in cloudy October weather, amid news of GM officials meeting in Detroit to discuss a tentative contract, agreed on earlier this week. Workers went on strike in September seeking renegotiations on wages, healthcare and temporary workers’ benefits. 

Annalese Poorman Photography


It’s been fifty years since the Beatles released the album, Abbey Road. To celebrate, Canterbury School will host SHOUT! A Celebration of the Beatles and Abbey Road’s 50th Birthday, with guest lecturer Glenn Gass. Gass is a Provost Professor at the Indiana University Jacobs’ School of Music and has taught classes on the Beatles since 1982. 

Samantha Horton / IPB News


Many General Motors customers are feeling the effects of the United Auto Workers strike when it comes to getting their vehicles fixed. Options can be limited for some customers, depending on the parts they need to get their vehicles fixed.

Barbara Anguiano / WBOI



Every year, millions of Monarch butterflies cross the U.S. from Canada to the Sierra Madre Mountain range in Mexico. Fort Wayne sits in the path of this yearly migration. In an effort to bring awareness to issues around the butterflies' habitat, Concordia Lutheran High School began a new project, Monarchs and Milkweed Project.

Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Philip Downs has been named the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. 


Downs has been the superintendent of Southwest Allen County Schools since 2014 and previously served as an assistant superintendent.