Mike Latta has been a part of the WTHI-TV family as Chief Photojournalist since 1995
Mike Latta has been a part of the WTHI-TV family as Chief Photojournalist since 1995. He also currently reports on special features and hosts the TV segment “Fork in the Road”.
“I’m very grateful that WTHI-TV has allowed me to put this feature together.” Being a part of this takes Mike and his crew out into the community where they get to spotlight small diners, restaurants and little known hole in the wall places with terrific food that he can share with the viewing audience. It is a fun and exciting part of what he is able to do and according to his friends, “Not a bad gig to have”.
Mike has been fortunate to receive many awards during his career with WTHI-TV. Among those two Emmy awards – one with Susan Dinkel and another working with Patrece Dayton. He has been nominated several times. He has won many Associated Press Awards, Spectrum Awards.
Before coming to WTHI, Mike also worked at WTVW-TV in Evansville, Indiana where he was the Chief Photographer for five years. Following the birth of his first son, Mike and his wife moved back home to Terre Haute in 1991 to accept a position at WTHI-TV, getting back home to the Wabash Valley.
In his current position at WTHI-TV, he has covered such events as Presidential Inaugurations, Super Bowls, NCAA Playoffs, the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and the canonization of Blessed Saint Mother Theodore Guerin at the Vatican in Rome, and more popcorn festivals, covered bridge festivals, and Patriots/Braves rivalries than he can possibly remember.
Mike has worked in the television news industry for thirty years starting shortly after graduation while he attended college majoring in Commercial and Industrial Photography. When Mike is not working, he is very active at home and in his community. His wife and he both grew up and attended school in Terre Haute. They have three children together.