Meredith Barack joined the RTV6 News team in June 2017, and is excited to rise and shine with Indianapolis as an anchor and reporter on Good Morning Indiana.
Originally from Vernon Hills, IL, she is thrilled to be living in the Circle City, a place near and dear to her heart. Her mom grew up in Greensburg, and she still has family in the greater Indianapolis area.
Meredith also made her “news debut” in Indy when she was in kindergarten after begging a reporter to put her on TV during Black Friday shopping.
She’s also a Boilermaker, graduating from Purdue University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.
During her time in West Lafayette, she anchored Fast Track, a weekly news program. She was also an active member of Chi Omega sorority and College Mentors for Kids.
During college, Meredith interned at WLFI-TV and was a production intern for CONAN on TBS.
She also studied abroad in London, where she had the opportunity to work, live, and learn amongst the British. During her time overseas, she had the opportunity to visit Paris, Dublin, and Amsterdam, and has since desired a greater passion for travel, history, and culture.
After college, Meredith worked as a reporter for 9 & 10 News/MI Fox 32 News, the CBS and FOX affiliates in northern Michigan. Her experiences there uncovered a desire to tell a story that could change someone's life, including her own.
While reporting on a story about a puppy mill bust, she wound up adopting one of the 170 dogs rescued. Her world now revolves around her sweet, but sassy, Shiba Inu named Gypsy, and you’ll probably spot them taking lots of walks downtown.
Meredith's passion for animal welfare has also grown, and she now volunteers for the Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue.
She most recently worked as an anchor and reporter at WMTV, the NBC affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin.
In her free time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family and friends, discovering new places to eat and shop, and adding unique sneakers to an ever-growing collection.