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The Lincoln Special Board

honorary board member


I’m thrilled to share that Tina Cosby has joined The Lincoln Special as an Honorary Board Member! As many of you may know, Tina used to be an anchor for WISH TV-8 for many years. Tina now serves on several nonprofit boards in Indy as well as hosts a daily radio show on Indianapolis' 92.7 FM called Community Connection with Tina Cosby.

I’m especially excited because Tina and I share our roots in Madison, Indiana. Her cousin Claudia was my light and inspiration as a child, teaching me many wonderful life lessons. I‘ve always admired Tina’s broadcasting career here in Indy, and am honored to have her with us on this extraordinary journey.

You can read Tina’s bio here!

Shannon Brown


Shannon is a historian and researcher whose lifelong fascination with Abraham Lincoln led her to join the team that re-created the world's only full-scale replica of the entire Lincoln Funeral Train.

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Ed Ernstes


Ed Ernstes was born and raised in a large, Catholic family in Greensburg, Indiana. A decorated Army veteran, he had the opportunity to travel extensively while stationed abroad in the 70s. In his civilian career, Ed received degrees in radio and television from Ball State and San Diego State; he then excelled as a TV reporter

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C. Ellen Connally


C. Ellen Connally served as a law clerk for the 8th District Court of Appeals and magistrate for  the Cuyahoga County Probate Court before her election to the Cleveland Municipal Court in 1980, where she served until 2004.  In that election she became the first black woman in Ohio to be elected judge without first being appointed.

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Kathy Cookerly

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After a twenty year career in the world of ballet she joined the Indianapolis Zoo as part of their Institutional Advancement team.

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Breanna Cooper


Breanna Cooper is an Indianapolis native and communications specialist who holds a BA in journalism from IUPUI. Contributing to multiple Indianapolis...

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