- Primary Outlet:
- WISH TV, Indianapolis
- Patty Spitler, host, reporter and producer for “Pet Pals TV”, “Great Day TV” and most recently "Reel Life TV". She has had a 40-year career in radio and TV broadcasting. She was one of the first female radio disc jockeys in the country in the 1970s, starting in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. From 1982 through 2004, Patty was a news anchor and entertainment reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis, has been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and is the winner of one. She retired in 2004 due to Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear condition that causes hearing loss and balance issues. In 2009, she was approached by audio-visual producer Ramon Carrera to join “Pet Pals TV,” a syndicated magazine show that focuses on the relationship between animals and humans. In 2015, Patty became the host and executive producer of “Boomer TV,” which has expanded to “Great Day TV” and presents stories about interesting people in all walks of life. She also is the main salesperson, talent coordinator and line producer, volunteering her talent for both shows. Patty brings her passion for pets to many Central Indiana animal welfare and fundraiser events. In addition to her TV work, Patty is a volunteer spokesperson for Hear Indiana, Relay Indiana, CapTel® phones and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She makes several personal appearances a year for these organizations, giving talks about her broadcasting career, health issues, productive living and other topics. She speaks about her life with humor and a positive outlook, with emphasis on staying relevant in a changing world.