Amanda Decker is a native of Indianapolis. Amanda has more than ten years of professional experience producing and anchoring newscasts, reporting, and editing video.
Amanda says, “I’ve spent a lot of time in Evansville while my sister was a student at USI. I got to know the community, and I really liked it. Coming back to Indiana was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
Amanda graduated from Ball State with degrees in Telecommunications, Journalism, and Political Science.
MacLeod Hageman, or ‘Mac’ to everyone who knows him, comes to Evansville by way of Montana, Arkansas, and Iowa.
Mac loves writing and digging through stories. His passion for journalism lies with breaking news, severe weather, and politics.
Aside from news, he loves to water ski, play basketball, work out, spend time with his Scottish Terrier, and check out some latest and greatest cars.
If you’re wondering whether MacLeod Hageman is his real name, it certainly is. Mac is of Scottish descent, and ‘MacLeod’ was his grandmother’s maiden name.
Lauren Leslie is an Evansville native.
Lauren graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television and a Minor in Criminal Justice.
Cameron Hopman is the 44News Chief Meteorologist. Cam grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He is a Graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He comes to 44News from Lafayette, Indiana.
From severe weather and sweltering heat to snow, ice and the bitter cold; he’s seen it all, and he’s excited to be forecasting for the Tri-State. “We get it all in this part of the Midwest and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”
Cameron is an avid baseball fan… and during the summer you’ll often find him and his wife Katelyn in the stands at Evansville Otters games.
JoJo Gentry is a native of Anderson, Indiana and is the Sports Director for 44News.
A graduate of Butler University, JoJo competed on the Butler Women’s Golf Team while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. During her time at Butler, she spent four years covering sports in local and national media markets with the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and National Sports Journalism Center. She was also a reporting intern at WTHR-TV and WISH-TV in Indianapolis.
JoJo says “It’s an honor to do what I love in my home state! Indiana is a great place to live and work, where people are surrounded by Hoosier hospitality and community engagement.”