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The WTHR family is grieving the loss of WTHR General Manager & President Jim Tellus.

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Tellus passed away unexpectedly during a business trip in Columbus, Ohio where company headquarters are located.

He came to WTHR as News Director and quickly rose to GM/Vice President and eventually was named President of WTHR.

Tellus and his wife Kathy have four children including one daughter in college and two daughters in high school in Indianapolis.

Tellus, was a great friend to me personally. He loved Indy & working in our community to make it a great place to live.

I will miss him dearly.

Tellus. 47, has been news director at WTHR since his arrival in December of 2006.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism/Radio, TV and Film from Wichita State University.

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