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August 19, 2009

Cortopassi to co-anchor Fox 59 morning news

Cortopassi will continue as chamber director

Ray Cortopassi, a staple in the Zionsville community, will soon add one more side dish to his already full plate.

Cortopassi, the executive director of the Greater Zionsville Chamber of Commerce and father of four, will co-anchor Fox 59’s morning news program with Angela Ganote, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. beginning Sept. 21.

Although this will be a lot of work, Cortopassi says he will continue to serve as chamber director and will be able to balance both roles.

“I have been balancing this for almost a year working as a freelancer for Channel 13,” he said. “I think it will be better now because this position will give me a set pattern of framework and will give me some consistency.

“I am excited that I can continue to grow as a broadcast journalist and continue to keep the ball rolling in Zionsville.”

Cortopassi says his new position will not interrupt current chamber board projects such as the Zionsville Autumn Arts scape, planned for Oct. 10 and the monthly chamber after hours, a professional social networking event.

“As I look back, I am amazed at how active we have been at the chamber and as a participant in the business community,” he said. “A year ago, we had 300 members and we now have 370 members. We have really grown and seen more involvement. Becoming more active in the community is what the board wanted to become when I first began and I hope to continue that.”

Although this new position will take up a good portion of Cortopassi’s mornings, he said he plans to participate in afternoon and evening activities around Zionsville.

“I will be here for the long-run,” he said. “I don’t think working with any other news station would have come with the daily flexibility Fox 59 will provide. It’s a good thing.”







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