Drew Gardner, Anchor
Drew Gardner joined ABC57 News in September 2014 as the station’s morning anchor. In March 2018, Drew shifted to weekend evening anchor so he could help launch the station’s first investigative unit — dedicated to telling in-depth stories that impact Michiana. You can find his investigative reports during our 11 p.m. newscasts.
In his time at ABC57 Drew has covered several major stories — including reporting live from Chicago and Cleveland as the Chicago Cubs’ ended their 108-year World Series championship drought. He also broadcasted live from Carbondale, Illinois in August 2017 as the total solar eclipse crossed the entire U.S for the first time in almost 100 years.
You can also find Drew out in the field covering major stories that impact Michiana like the 2015 Super Bowl Sunday blizzard and the aftermath following the deadly 2016 shooting inside the Berrien County Courthouse that killed two bailiffs.
Drew came to ABC57 from WATE, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee where he reported for the weekday morning show Good Morning Tennessee.
This isn't Drew's first stop in Indiana. Prior to Knoxville, Drew worked at WTVW and WEHT in Evansville. He started as a general assignment reporter and eventually became the station's weekend weather forecaster and helped launch, produce and host a daily lifestyles morning talk show that still airs today.
Drew began his career at KNDO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Yakima, Washington as a one man band reporter.
He graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago in 2007. While at Columbia Drew interned at ABC7 Chicago and in the consumer unit at Chicago's CBS affiliate WBBM.
Drew was born and raised, not far from South Bend, in the south suburbs of Chicago.
When not reporting you can find Drew enjoying Lake Michigan’s beautiful beaches (in the summer of course), checking out the newest area restaurants or taking in a live show. Drew also spends time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House at Beacon Children’s Hospital and serves as a board member for The LGBTQ Center in South Bend.
Articles by Drew Gardner
- Culver seniors host bike ride to raise awareness for little-known pediatric disorder
- ABC57 Investigates: Trouble with townships
- South Bend family thankful for 3-year-old’s safe return after carjacking
- Allegiant and FAA trying to calm fears after '60 Minutes' report
- Possible suspect arrested in hit and run of pregnant woman
- Elderly man gets caught in tear gas during SWAT search
- Police: Body found in shed is not suspicious
- South Bend Cubs continue to help downtown revitalization
- Tuesday's YouTube shooting was only the fourth mass shooting done by a woman in recent times
- City releases personnel file for officer involved in Elwood Avenue Shooting
- ABC57 Investigates: Wayne Township Trustee under investigation for years of overpaying salaries and rent
- ABC57 Investigates: Knowing your flood risk
- Made in Michiana: Hoof to Hanger
- Local 50's and 60's bands reunite to raise money for veterans
- Made in Michiana: Inovateus Solar
- Ronald McDonald House staying busy since expansion
- Senator Donnelly responds to Trump; announces new bipartisan healthcare legislation
- McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'
- Students experience total eclipse on first day of classes
- Live from Carbondale: Solar eclipse doesn't disappoint
- Carbondale anticipating major crowds for solar eclipse
- Local teacher joins crowds in Carbondale to see the eclipse
- Colts Bus makes stop at Four Winds Field
- Eclipse poses serious dangers to your eyes and cameras
- ABC57 is heading to Carbondale for the Solar Eclipse and so can you
- Cheetos to open restaurant with celebrity chef
- Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the U.S.
- Notre Dame Sports Broadcaster Bob Nagle remembers Ara Parseghian
- Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo celebrates 10 year anniversary
- Indiana and Michigan Senators respond after Obamacare 'skinny repeal' fails
- GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote
- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg weighs in on transgender military ban
- Coca-Cola is replacing Coke Zero with a new drink
- Notre Dame Football tickets go on sale
- South Bend Pride to take over downtown streets
- Village Summerfest Preview: Megan Fowler
- 2017 Summer Restaurant Week kicks off in South Bend
- Made in Michiana: Ozinga
- Kosciusko County Sheriff pleads guilty to intimidation
- Made in Michiana: Surestep
- Made in Michiana: Ben's Soft Pretzels
- New Ronald McDonald House prepares to open in South Bend
- Lady Gaga to bring world tour to Wrigley Field
- George Orwell's '1984' becomes 2017 best seller
- Trump says he'll send in feds if Chicago doesn't fix 'horrible carnage going on'
- Trump to direct federal resources toward building a border wall on Wednesday
- Kim Jong Un wants to meet Trump, will never give up nukes, says defector
- Donald Trump Inauguration Day schedule: What you need to know
- Many feared dead as avalanche buries Italian hotel after earthquakes
- Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approacheS
- Reports: George H.W. Bush hospitalized
- Istanbul nightclub shooting suspect confesses, governor says
- MH370: Underwater search for missing plane suspended
- Ice storm glazes central US; sleet-slick roadways caused five fatalities
- Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens killed when 747 hits village
- CVS cuts cost for generic EpiPen competitor
- Northern California drenched, but state's drought far from over
- Global unemployment to hit 200 million as wages stagnate
- Michael Jackson episode pulled after backlash over white actor
- Weird Al releases box set of all his albums
- Taco Bell takes fried chicken taco shell nationwide
- Monopoly may replace iconic pieces with emoji faces and hashtags
- Pringles gets 'loud' with line of potato-free chips
- Trump attacks Streep for speech at Golden Globes
- Meryl Streep attacks Trump in Golden Globes acceptance speech
- Van carrying 11 people rolls over on Toll Road
- La Porte Kmart among latest round of Sears and Kmart store closures
- Bitter cold air breaks 33 year record in South Bend
- One person killed in four vehicle crash in Marshall County
- South Shore train strikes vehicle in Michigan City
- School Board Fires Benton Harbor Principal
- Police release surveillance photos of hotel robbery suspect
- Truck crashes into South Bend storefront
- Fires force evacuations in Gatlinburg, TN; 100 homes affected in blaze
- Plane carrying 81, including soccer team, crashes in Colombia
- Florence Henderson, TV's Carol Brady, dies at 82
- 100 Women Who Care help Ronald McDonald House with major expansion
- Crews battle early morning fire in Elkhart
- Made in Michiana: MudLOVE
- Janet Reno, former US attorney general, dies