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.


Peter Dominowski / WBOI

Fort Wayne Air Show officials estimate a crowd of more than 50,000 people throughout the three-day weekend event.

Fort Wayne Police Department


Fort Wayne Police has confirmed a handgun in close proximity to the suspect killed in the May 22 police action shooting.

The fatal shooting took place in the early morning after police responded to apparent gunfire on Fort Wayne's southeast side. Police attempted to pull over a vehicle, which sped off. The chase led police to the 3600 block of Oliver Street, where the car they were pursuing crashed into a vacant house.

Officer Christopher Hawthorn, a member of the gang unit fired his weapon at 26-year-old Shaquille I. Kelly of Fort Wayne.

Barbara Anguiano / WBOI

The Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations hosted its traditional Memorial Day parade Monday, as well as a ceremony immediately after honoring fallen service members. This year events focused on the theme of “Service To The Community.”

Robert Newman with the American Legion, spoke at the remembrance ceremony outside of the Allen County Memorial Coliseum. He says the theme of Service to the Community is a very fitting one for veterans and Memorial Day.


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As “Stop the Bans” rallies take place nationwide, in a cool, rainy Fort Wayne, protesters took too a local coffee shop to write letters to political leaders, and media outlets, on why they’re against the restrictive abortion measures that have made recent headlines.

In the middle of a crowded coffee shop, five women huddled around laptops. One of them was Jessica Bunch, the Fort Wayne community organizer with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky. She sat at the head of the table, answering questions about abortions in Indiana.

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When the private, Evangelical, Taylor University announced Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence would give the commencement speech this past weekend, the backlash was almost immediate.

WBOI’s Barb Anguiano spent commencement day on campus gathering varying opinions about the Vice President’s visit.