Terry McFadden

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Terry McFadden, an award winning television journalist, co-anchors the early evening and late editions of 16 News Now.

Terry McFadden, an award winning television journalist, co-anchors the early evening and late editions of 16 News Now.

Terry began his broadcasting career as a news and sports reporter with WNDU-TV in 1982. His street-smart, matter-of-fact style of reporting quickly made him one of Michiana's favorite television journalists.

A native of South Bend, Terry graduated from Saint Joseph's Grade School and Saint Joseph's High School, and holds both a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in communications from the University of Notre Dame.

Terry has received several first place awards for broadcast journalism from the Indiana Associated Press and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists. He has also won the RTNDA's prestigious Edward R. Murrow award.

At home in South Bend, Terry spends most of his spare time with wife, Laurie, and their three sons Michael, Sean and Charlie. Laurie, a one-time award winning broadcast journalist, is now Media Advisor to broadcast students on WSND/WVFI Radio and NDTV at the University of Notre Dame.

When he's not spending time with his wife and children, Terry enjoys a plethora a home-improvement projects. He also makes time to work on one of his most cherished possessions: a 1967 Mustang Fastback, which he bought in college and has since restored.

Terry also loves sports. One of his favorite memories is of the time he attended the decisive fifth game of the 1984 World Series along with his dad and brothers in Detroit. When the Tigers out-slugged the San Diego Padres, the McFadden boys celebrated all the way back to South Bend. As a matter of fact, they travel in packs to a lot of ballgames- especially Notre Dame games.

Terry also enjoys fishing. He, his brothers, cousins and close friends make an annual pilgrimage to Canada for walleye, perch, pike and bass fishing. Terry proudly displays photos of his prize catches in his newsroom cubicle.

Terry also gives back to the community. He and his sister, former 16 News Now anchor Maureen McFadden, are active with Alzheimer's Services of Northern Indiana; two of their grandparents suffered from the disease. Terry also serves as master of ceremonies for Real Services annual Age of Excellence Awards.

Terry says he feels very fortunate to be able to work side-by-side every night with his sister, and in their hometown, no less. Talk about a real "dream job."

Email Terry at tmcfadden@wndu.com.

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