Rod Hissong

Rod Hissong
Rod Hissong

Rod Hissong joined the NewsChannel 15 team in February of 2010, and moved to the newsroom in September of that same year. He has a multi-purpose role in the WANE-TV newsroom.

Rod serves as one of two overnight reporters at WANE-TV. He became the NewsChannel 15 Weekend Evening Anchor and executive producer in Sept. 2015.

In addition to covering overnight news on, he serves as a photojournalist, and is often first on the scene for overnight breaking news. Rod also converses with viewers and readers on Facebook and Twitter often before the news is broadcast on-the-air.

Rod has covered just about every position on-air for NewsChannel 15, including sports.

This is Rod’s second stint at WANE-TV. He was hired as a production assistant at the ripe age of 16, working behind-the-scenes for 2 ½ years. He went on to graduate from Wright State University in 2006. While there, he worked independently covering sports for a variety of platforms. His work with the Horizon League Network earned him the prestigious honor to vote for post-season basketball awards across the conference.

In late 2006, Rod moved to New York working for St. John’s University of the former Big East Conference and also with the News 12 Networks, a 24/7 cable news platform.

Rod grew up watching NewsChannel 15 and is excited to share the news and latest information to the viewers of Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio, a place he’s always called home. Rod was born and raised in Hicksville, Ohio.

Watch Rod Wednesday through Friday morning on First News starting at 5 a.m. And on Saturday and Sunday’s at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

You can reach Rod at, follow him on Facebook or