Alexis McAdams is a reporter for Fox59/CBS4 News. She joined the FOX59/CBS4 Team in April 2015. Alexis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. Alexis completed internships at FOX Chicago News and WGN-TV. She was also the Field Producer for “Chicago’s Very Own,” a weekly segment on WGN-TV. Alexis received the Student Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast of 2013,” which was presented by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Prior to her arrival in Indianapolis, Alexis was the lead reporter and weekend anchor at WTVO/WQRF-TV in Rockford Illinois. Alexis enjoys covering a variety of news topics, is a Chicago sports fan who especially loves the Chicago Blackhawks! She enjoys running, competitive sports, vacations, and meeting new people.
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Recent Articles
  • Drug overdose deaths spike 150% in Bartholomew County

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – A record number of drug overdose deaths in Bartholomew County has the coroner’s office dealing with a 150 percent spike in its caseload. “People do not know what they are getting and they do not know how many times it has been stepped on or how many times it has been cut or what it has been cut with. That is what is bringing more cases to my door,” said Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting. Nolting […]

  • Survivors of sexual abuse targeted on social media during #MeToo Movement

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As dozens of women continue to testify against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, some survivors of the alleged abuse are being attacked on social media. Nassar is one of several men at the center of sexual abuse allegations. Back in October, dozens of Hollywood celebrities came forward with sexual abuse allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Those allegations sparked the #MeToo Movement. The viral campaign shines a light on the widespread issue of the sexual […]

  • Officials identify 26-year-old man shot and killed on northeast side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One man is dead and another is recovering from gunshot wounds after a northeast side shooting on Monday. On Tuesday, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased man as 26-year-old Derick Daniels. Police say the homicide investigation began after a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds ran up to officers on Post Road. “The person had trauma to his own body and was trying to stay alive. He indicated that there was another person hurt,” said […]

  • IMPD credits community cooperation after making three murder arrests

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Three murders in less than 24 hours kept Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives very busy Saturday. “There was a significant increase in the amount of activity that our homicide investigators had,” said IMPD Sgt. Chris Wilburn. The team worked around the clock to make arrests in two weekend murder cases on the same day that they happened. Jacob McIntosh, 24, and Toby George, 41, were taken into custody just minutes after investigators say they pulled the […]

  • Local hospitals face IV shortage while ERs flood with flu patients

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hospitals across the United States are facing a dangerous shortage of IV fluid bags. Officials say Hurricane Maria is to blame. “Most patients are on IV fluid for hydration purposes,” said Franciscan Health Administrative Pharmacy Director Ronda Freije. If you look around pretty much any hospital, you will see an IV. “You walk into most rooms and you are going to see something hanging on the patient,” said Freije. Recently, IV fluid bags became harder to come […]

  • East side homeowner asks IMPD to increase patrols after 3 attempted break-ins

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An east side homeowner is asking the police to increase patrols after she says people have tried to break into her home at least three times in the past few months. “All you see is just his face on the window. It was like I was in a horror movie,” said victim Veronica Rice. Rice says a man pressed his face up against the window of her home near Rural Street and pushed hard to get inside. […]

  • Indiana health officials prepare for more deaths from flu-related illnesses

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– After more than two dozen Hoosiers died from flu-related deaths, the Indiana State Department of Health is preparing to see an even bigger spike in fatal flu cases. “We should expect and do expect to see more,” said Indiana State Department of Health outreach coordinator Shawn Richards. Within just one week, 16 Hoosiers died of flu-related deaths. By the end of this week, that number is expected to spike again. State health officials say 25 people have died […]

  • Meals on Wheels offers food delivery, wellness checks for senior citizens in below-freezing temperatures

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The below-freezing temperatures are hard on senior citizens. Now, local organizations have hit the street to check on dozens of elderly residents and pass out meals to those who cannot brave the winter weather. “We have a hot lunch that we bring and a cold meal that they are supposed to put in the refrigerator for dinner,” said Meals on Wheels volunteer Trish Brafford. Five days a week, Brafford is one of the dozens of volunteers who […]

  • Suspect accused of carjacking woman as she dropped 88-year-old mother off at emergency room

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Bartholomew County woman is recovering from a serious head injury after she was carjacked while dropping her 88-year-old mother off at the emergency room. “I wanted him out of my car. He was not going to take my car,” said victim Lorrie Crouch. Crouch says she was helping her mom into a wheelchair at Columbus Regional Hospital when she says Kenneth Wentworth jumped into the front seat of her van. “I said, ‘What the hell are […]

  • Dog freezes to death as Indianapolis shelter works to rescue dozens of animals left in the cold

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As the snow continues to fall and the below freezing temperatures stick around, animals that are left outside are in serious danger. “He is really cold. Do you see him shaking,” said Indianapolis Animal Care Services Officer Becky Knowles. Officer Knowles responds to dozens of complaints concerning animals left outside in the bitter cold. On Wednesday, she found a dog named Brownie chained up outside of a southeast side home. Officer Knowles explained the violation to the […]