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WBOI GM Terra Brantley wins Emmy for prior television work

Terra Brantley

WBOI President and General Manager Terra Brantley is the winner of a Central Great Lakes Regional Emmy Award for the story “Found”. She received the honor Saturday evening in Carmel outside Indianapolis during the Chapter’s 53rd annual awards ceremony.

Brantley and videographer Randi Orr worked on “Found” while employed at WANE TV. It highlights the work of victims rights advocate Michelle Corrao, 25 years after her assault. Brantley spoke with Corrao and the Fort Wayne Police detective who found her bound and stuffed in the trunk of her own car.

"I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Michelle Corrao and Detective Arthur "Art" Billingsley for sharing their incredible story that has helped so many crime victims,” said Brantley. ”It could not have been digitally illustrated without the fantastic videography of Randi Orr. She is amazing! We both were employed at WANE TV when we put this story together. Thank you Michelle, Arthur, Randi and WANE for getting this story to our community. This is an award we all share."

Brantley, an Indiana Associated Press Hall of Fame inductee, anchored newscasts for WANE, the local CBS affiliate for decades, departing the station in June 2021. She has received numerous first place accolades from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists plus awards for community involvement.

The WBOI Board of Directors hired Brantley to serve as the public radio station’s president and general manager in late 2021.

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.