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
  • Bedford woman says she was turned away from getting hep-A vaccine amid outbreak

    BEDFORD, Ind. – As the number of hepatitis A cases continues to climb in Lawrence County, hundreds of Hoosiers are lining up to get their vaccines and the health department is overwhelmed. One woman says she was turned away because of it. “Everyone is pretty much panicking about it,” said Bedford resident Chelsea Brooks. This comes after yet another Lawrence County restaurant worker was diagnosed with hepatitis A, the fourth employee in two months. This week, it was an employee […]

  • IMPD still looking for persons of interest one year after discovery of Angie Barlow

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One year after 23-year-old Angie Barlow’s body was found buried in the backyard of a northeast side home, her killers are still out there. “They threw her away like she was nothing. She was five feet in a pit and covered in dirt. I was never supposed to see her again or know what happened to her,” said her mother Christina Kramer. The 23-year-old dancer was killed in October of 2016. “She was hidden for eight months,” […]

  • 85-year-old Anderson woman robbed and injured inside her own home

    ANDERSON, Ind. – An 85-year-old woman is recovering after she was injured during a robbery inside her own home in Anderson. A phone call to Madison County 9-1-1, made just minutes after the woman was robbed and injured captures the fear in her voice as she tries to explain the situation to the dispatcher. “Who are you having trouble with?” asked the dispatcher. “I was not having trouble with anybody. I just came in the back door and this guy […]

  • Lawrence County battles hep-A outbreak as third restaurant employee is diagnosed with virus

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. – For the third time in the past two months, a Lawrence County restaurant employee has been diagnosed with hepatitis-A. This time, the employee who was sick with the virus was working at Mamma’s Mexican-Italian restaurant in Bedford. “People kind of think that it is never going to happen to me, but guess what? Nobody is protected on this,” said Ernie Coffman, the owner of the restaurant. Coffman says he had to temporarily close after one of […]

  • IMPD locates van involved in fatal hit-and-run, suspect still at large

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Investigators have located the silver van involved in a fatal hit-and-run on the city’s west side, but police still need help tracking down the driver who killed Ruben Denizard. “He was the only boy that I had in my life. He was my only son,” said the victim’s father, Ruben Denizard Garcia. Garcia says he heard the impact of the crash that took his son’s life. The hit and run happened right outside of his house on […]

  • 20-year-old suspect in fatal hit and run was recently arrested on OWI, drug charges

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A warrant has been issued for a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman walking her bicycle near the University of Indianapolis. Police say 20-year-old Omar Lopez is wanted in connection with the incident that took place at Shelby St. and Standish Ave. Friday. The victim has been identified as Annastaisha Leslie Sandlin. Relatives believe the 50-year-old was walking her bike home from a friend’s place when she was struck. “He actually got out of […]

  • Miss Indiana organization ready to say bye-bye to bikinis

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind.– This weekend, a new Miss Indiana will be crowned and despite changes announced last week to remove the swimsuit contest from judging, contestants will face a panel of judges in their swimwear. “I’m more than just a swimsuit, I’m more than just an evening gown. This is about making a difference in your community,” said Miss Heart of Indiana Kirsten Davenport. Davenport is one of the dozens of young women vying for the title this week as they […]

  • Weekend violence involving several teens shines light on growing problem in Marion County

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Teen violence is a growing problem across central Indiana. “I have been noticing a trend certainly increasing nationally and unfortunately in Indianapolis,” said Kimble Richardson, a licensed mental health counselor at Community Health. With that trend, both the suspects and the victims continue to get younger. In just the past few days, at least half a dozen teens were shot in Marion County. On Saturday, police arrested a 14-year-old boy after investigators say he shot up a […]

  • ISP searching for driver who fired more than a dozen gunshots on I-65, injuring woman

    LEBANON, Ind. – Investigators are searching for a driver who allegedly shot a woman in a passing car on I-65 in Boone County Monday. “Somebody fired a gun at another vehicle and that person is not in police custody at this point. So of course, they are out there and that is a threat,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine. Police say the gunman shot up a passing car on I-65 and hit a woman who was sitting in […]

  • Police: Suspect on the run after he held a man at gun point, tried to kill victim’s mom

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are searching for a suspect who held a man at gunpoint, then attempted to shoot and kill the victim’s mom. “I thank God for being here today,” said the woman. The mother, too scared to be identified, says she was nearly killed by an armed suspect who is on the run from the police. “He just screamed. He was going to kill everybody. That is what he said. I’m going to kill your son and I’m […]