Rod Hissong is a reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Ohio.
He spent several years working in a variety of media platforms as a sports play-by-play announcer before transitioning to news. He was one of the first voices on the Horizon League Network while attending Wright State - working men's and women's basketball games at the university.
After college, Hissong spent several years in the New York City area, working for St. John's University of the Big East Conference and as a traffic reporter for the News 12 Networks. He also anchored financial news for an online portfolio.
In 2010, Rod returned close to his hometown of Hicksville, Ohio, working just across the state-line in Fort Wayne, Ind. He spent eight years in a variety of roles for WANE-TV in northeast Indiana. He started as a fill-in sports anchor and photojournalist, and for seven years worked as the overnight breaking news reporter. His last three years included the role of the station's weekend anchor and executive producer.
Rod is an avid bad golfer, loves watching and attending sporting events, and is a high school sports official in football and baseball.
If you have a story idea or news tip, you may contact Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org.