A talented reporter, he quickly moved to WISH TV in Indianapolis and then to his hometown WMAQ in 2007. WMAQ is an NBC owned and operated station. It was reported last week that he was quitting the station and that his last day would be this past Sunday.
Yesterday, he played a video on his last day as to what he would be doing next. He will be a Lyft driver; a job, as it turns out, he has been doing for four months. Albeit, it will be as a Lyft driver with a side activity: he will produce a podcast of interviews he has with his fares.
Sort of like a more interesting and adult "Cash Cab." Hopefully, he will never encounter a situation as happened to "Cash Cab": a traffic fatality.
While this is seemingly an odd choice, Mr. Ponce's talent has been clearly in evidence since his time at WANE. No doubt, he will make a success of it.
Senator Mitch McConnell introduced Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb to nominate Governor Mike Pence for Vice-President.
It is nearly an alumni event for Hanover College.
Eric Holcomb's speech has been a great national advertisement for Indiana's economic climate. And it is, of course, a great opportunity to enhance Eric Holcomb's stature and name recognition a week away from the selection of the gubernatorial nominee by the Republican State Committee.
The nominating speeches of Senator Jeff Session and US Representative Chris Collins reiterated the themes and the rhetoric of the entire Trump campaign.
Representative Collins thanked Speaker Ryan for introducing forward thinking policies but did not make any specific reference to any of those policies.
The future is described in scary terms. The present described as a disaster. But the nominating rhetoric is that the subject of the nominating speeches is a leader who will lead, a winner who will win,
The convention needs to swing toward a mention of more specific policies and actions if it is to win over the wavering.
Hoosier citizens in Cleveland are seeing some familiar figures providing security in Cleveland. Indiana State Police officers are helping to assist Ohio and federal law enforcement personnel along with State Police from Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and numerous other states.
Troopers of the ISP have special commissions issued by the State of Ohio in order to carry out their duties during this week of the convention.
Lt General Michael Flynn's speech was at times a strung together of political cliches and he lost an opportunity to deliver a concise and powerful critique of HIllary Clinton's national security policies and record.
Leading the "Lock her up" chant was not a high point of Monday night's convention. Veering into lesser rhetoric diminished the power of his other points by undercutting his strengths and authority.
Donald Trump is in the building to introduce his wife, Melania. She, in turn, introduced Senator Bob Dole to the most heartfelt applause of the evening.
She followed a fiery and effective presentation by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Her presentation is charged with humanizing her husband.
The Monday evening presentation by all the speakers has been largely uneventful. If the goal of the of the convention organizers was to eschew drama and give reassurance that a Trump convention would not end up being a chaotic affair, they have succeeded.