WTHR News Anchor Andrea Morehead Announces Battle With Breast Cancer
INDIANAPOLIS — A long-time television news anchor in Indianapolis has announced she is fighting breast cancer.
Andrea Morehead, who has been a news anchor at WTHR in Indianapolis since 1999, recorded a video that shared her recent diagnosis of Stage 1 breast cancer. She credits a recent self-exam for early detection and encourages women to do the same.
WTHR News Director Kathy Hostetter tweeted her support for Morehead:
Morehead is one of two local television news anchors who had been fighting cancer over the past year. In July 2017, WISH-TV meteorologist Randy Ollis announced that his three chemo treatments had successfully removed Stage 1 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma cancer from one of the lymph nodes in his neck.
In addition, two of Morehead’s colleagues at WTHR overcame illnesses in 2017. Her co-anchor John Stehr had heart surgery to repair an aneurysm in his heart’s aorta to prevent any further health problems. Scott Swan, another news anchor at WTHR, was off the air for about six weeks last year as he recovered from an artery that burst near his stomach causing him to lose more than half of his blood.
Photo courtesy of WTHR’s Facebook page.