Patty Spitler was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio , where she graduated from the University of Dayton in 1976. She has had a 45-year career in radio and TV broadcasting and was one of the first female radio disc jockeys in the country. From 1982 through 2004, Patty was a news anchor and entertainment reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis . She retired in 2004 due to Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear condition that causes hearing loss and balance issues. In 2009, she joined Pet Pals TV, a syndicated magazine show that focuses on the relationship between animals and humans.
Patty brings her passion for pets to many Central Indiana animal welfare and fundraiser events, and also serves as a spokesperson for the National Alliance on Mental Health and Hear Indiana. Patty has one Emmy win and 17 nominations for her work on WISH-TV and her independent TV shows, and twice has won The Indianapolis Star’s Best Local TV Personality award.
She lives in Indianapolis with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Stewie, mutt Mabel and a variety of outdoor critters that she feeds on her porch.