Last Updated: 340 days ago
Drew is thrilled to return to his Midwestern roots. Growing up outside Chicago, Drew graduated from Illinois State University, where he studied broadcast journalism.
He also got his first taste of Indy’s passion for racing in 1984 when he covered his first Indy 500.
"I remember interviewing Rick Mears in the pits and how fearless all those drivers seemed."
Drew also found himself in Indy during the 90s covering the NCAA basketball tournament, including the 1997 Final Four.
"That’s when I got my first taste of St. Elmo's famous shrimp cocktail. I'm hooked!"
Timing is everything, and Drew started his career at WICS-TV in Springfield, Ill., where he interned during his senior year at ISU. He actually got hired a month before his graduation.
"I went to the graduation ceremony on Saturday morning in Normal, then got in my car and drove to Springfield to go to work and do a story for the 6:00 news."
Drew went from Springfield to powerhouse KSDK-TV in St. Louis and then moved to the Carolinas, where he worked for the ABC station in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., WTVD.
Drew's most recent stop in his broadcasting career before coming to RTV6 was in Sarasota, Fla.
Drew has a diverse career background, which includes sales and marketing and financial development for the YMCA.
During his broadcast career, Drew has covered countless weather events, including several hurricanes.
"I'd say Hurricane Fran in 1996 proved to be the most devastating hurricane I covered. Fran devastated a good portion of the Carolina coast and then drove inland and cut a path of destruction right through the middle of the state."
A seasoned journalist, Drew spent a good portion of his career in sports, covering three Super Bowls, countless NASCAR races, the Indy 500 and 11 Final Fours. He also was first to report that Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith was retiring from the University of North Carolina in 1997.
"I confirmed that story at 5:55 p.m. that night and led the 6:00 newscast with it. Then, we produced a special on Dean's amazing career that aired at 8:00 that night."
Drew is devoted to helping the community and gets actively involved in nonprofit organizations. He served as a volunteer board member for several years for the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program.
Married with four kids, a cat and a golden retriever, Drew loves nothing more than spending time with his family. Drew is kind of a "foodie" and loves to spend time in the kitchen creating dishes from brown butter trout to grilled ribeye steak with gorgonzola butter and desserts like crème brulee and key lime cheesecake. And when he has the time, he hits the links every chance he gets.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.