Terri Cope Walton has served as vice president/general manager of WJXT/WCWJ since November 2021. Prior to that, Cope Walton served as news director at WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana since 2013, and worked in many roles upon joining the WRTV staff in 1998, including assistant news director, leading the station’s community affairs efforts, and being the lead producer for Good Morning Indiana.
Before coming to WRTV, Cope Walton worked as a producer for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio, a producer/reporter for WHIO-AM, and was an English teacher for Dayton Public Schools. She served on the board of governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Central Great Lakes Chapter, and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Cope Walton is a four-time Emmy Award winner and has earned a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
She is a graduate of Central State University with a B.A. in English Literature and has a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.
Terri and her husband, John, have two children.