Tim Spears, Anchor
Emmy-award winning journalist Tim Spears joined ABC57 Night Team as an evening anchor and investigative reporter in April 2021.
Before settling down in Michiana, Tim was a reporter and fill-in anchor at Spectrum News 1 in Charlotte, NC; a local, 24-hour cable news station. Starting as a business reporter covering the second-largest banking center in the U.S., Tim went on to cover a wide range of issues affecting people in the Carolinas. In 2019, he won an Emmy for, “Carolina in Crisis,” a documentary about the opioid epidemic.
Tim also served as weekend anchor and reporter at the CBS and Fox affiliates in Pittsburg, KS, winning multiple awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and Missouri Broadcasters Association. It’s the same market he went to college, studying Communication with a Broadcast emphasis at Pittsburg State University, home of the Gorillas. He earned a scholarship for boxing from the Kansas City Golden Gloves, later serving on its board of directors.
Tim started his career as a news director in radio, at KFJX/KDMO in Carthage, MO.
In his free time, Tim is an avid fan of boxing, professional wrestling, and classic movies. Most of his weekends are spent looking for opportunities to volunteer, or explore Michiana’s natural resources. He, his wife, and their goldendoodle live in South Bend.
Articles by Tim Spears
- Warsaw company fires 65 employees
- Hot mic catches common council members discussing negotiations with South Bend firefighters
- Elkhart man accused of fraud scheme and murder plot
- Oversight committee looking into Benton Harbor water crisis
- Elkhart company tripling in size, adding jobs
- St. Joseph County health officer accuses commissioners of "political theater"
- County prosecutor reflects on end to County Metro Homicide Unit
- Prosecutor reviews hidden camera findings at South Bend Fire Department
- Hidden camera investigation at South Bend Fire Department turned over to county prosecutor
- South Bend opens door to larger developments outside downtown
- New joint committee will address issues in South Bend schools
- South Bend activists disappointed with public input for 2022 budget
- Changes to CMHU could stall homicide investigations in St. Joseph County
- South Bend Mayor explains end to Metro Homicide Unit
- Elkhart chief of police wants lieutenant fired after, "assault upon justice"
- Authorization for the Use of Military Force outlives War in Afghanistan
- City of South Bend prepares to search for new director of Community Police Review Board
- High Crimes: Remembering Rainbow Farm
- Michigan Attorney General calls for expanded voter access, potential end to filibuster
- ABC57 Special Report: Stopping the Hate
- City withholds records amid investigation into South Bend Fire Department
- Sen. Young: Competing with China's economy also about national defense
- City says it's improving safety as State Police investigate South Bend Fire Department
- Vacant South Bend building closer to becoming multi-million dollar development
- Senator calls for reinstatement of suspended teacher who invited anti-abortion speaker to class
- St. Joseph Co. deputy health officer says, “There is some risk,” with new health order
- Clay High School freshman throws perfect game
- Fans audition to be the next Notre Dame PA announcer
- Stadium capacity still a question for Notre Dame fans