Ty Batemon joined the WCIA 3 team in April 2017. This is not the first time Ty has been to Central Illinois. She interned for WEIU-TV in Charleston in 2012. Before moving back to Illinois, she was an anchor for Your News Now in Lima, Ohio.
“Meeting people and making a difference in life is just a plus, but I know if I change at least one person’s life my stories then I know I’m doing my job,” Ty says.
Ty was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but traveled the world as a military dependent. She was a multimedia journalist and co-anchor for Fast Track, Purdue University's student television news. She began her news journey at WLFI, in West Lafayette, IN. Although she's travelled the world, she says she will always be a Hoosier with Boilermaker blood.
Ty was proud to leave Purdue university with a solid mark of achievement - Fast Track was awarded first place at The Broadcast Education Association Awards for its winning piece “Fast Track Best of Fall 2012” in 2013.
“It’s always an honor to be able to work hard and have someone appreciate what you’ve done," she says. "I enjoy being able to work alone when necessary, but to have a team that can help support that work is always something I want to be a part of."
Ty received her degree in Mass Communication at Purdue University in 2012, but she says one of her greatest accomplishments is graduating from Purdue for a second time with another degree. Ty received a Master’s degree in Communications.
When Ty isn't at work, she enjoys catching up with her family, watching movies, and getting updated on her favorite series and shows.