Brian joined the FOX 59/CBS 4 team in September of 2015. Born and raised in Carmel, he is thrilled to be back in the Indianapolis area serving his hometown.

Brian came from WHIO, the CBS station in Dayton, OH. There he was a reporter and also wrote for the local newspapers.

Brian is an avid sports fan. He bleeds blue and has lived the majority of his life with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as the Colts quarterbacks! He’s also been a lifelong Pacers fan and hopes the team can bring a NBA title to Indianapolis.

In the past, Brian worked for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia MO., Newsy and Golf Channel. He’s a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and also an Eagle Scout.

Brian is always looking for stories to share so if you’d like to see something on TV, send him a tip or just say hello at bbondus@Fox59.com​


Recent Articles
  • Michigan Street closed downtown after small underground fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Officials shut down Michigan Street between Meridian and Illinois streets in downtown Indy Friday due to a small underground fire. Crews responded to Michigan and Pierson streets just after 1 p.m. following reports of smoke coming up from a manhole. The smoke was likely the result of a cord in a duct short-circuiting. “The cables are under. They are energized. They have voltage stress on them. Like anything else at times they may short circuit and fail and […]

  • New law about to take effect that will protect Good Samaritans who rescue pets from hot cars

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – A new law goes into effect July 1 that will help protect people who assist pets that are in distress because of the heat.  Starting next month, a Good Samaritan who believes the pet is in immediate danger has the right to break into a vehicle to assist the animal without facing criminal charges. However, that person will be financially responsible for 50 percent of the damages to the vehicle, unless the car owner wants to pay […]

  • National Ask Day unites groups calling for stricter gun laws and Second Amendment supporters

    CARMEL, Ind. – Organizations calling for stricter gun laws and Second Amendment supporters united Wednesday for National Ask Day. The day is put on by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brady Organization and encourages  parents to ask the caretakers of their children’s friends if guns are stored safely in the home. “It may sound intrusive, but I think it’s totally appropriate to say, ‘are there guns in the home? Are those guns locked up? Are they secure?'” gun […]

  • UPDATE: Human remains found on northeast side may belong to missing woman, sources say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Sources say a body found Tuesday on the city’s northeast side may belong to a missing Muncie woman. A tip led investigators to a home the the 5300 block of East 43rd Street just after 1 p.m., where remains were found buried in the backyard. Forensic lab technicians and cadaver dogs are at the scene, along with missing persons detectives. Sources tell FOX59 the property search is being done in connection with the disappearance of Angie Barlow, who has […]

  • Simple tips to keep online dating safe after woman carjacked by date

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis woman told police she was carjacked on a first date this week after meeting the man on an online dating website. In addition to getting to a know a potential date a little bit before you meet them and having that initial meeting in a public place, dating and communications expert Lisa Mitchell said there are some things you can do before that first date to test the person’s temperament. “(Online dating) is really the […]

  • About 30 Crispus Attucks students will not walk at graduation due to damage from ‘senior prank’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A senior prank at Crispus Attucks High School resulted in about 30 students being removed from Thursday’s graduation ceremony. Parents of the students say they went to the high school to put balloons in an office. Three parents were there to “supervise” the prank. However, some of the students did more. Officials say there was syrup spread on floors, a fire extinguisher went off and someone also pulled the fire alarm, causing the sprinkler system to go off, […]

  • FOX59 Morning team tries cricket cuisine

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Texas-based company is trying to make eating crickets mainstream. “We’re looking at it as snack food replacement,” Aketta Sales and Marketing Manager Vincent Vitale said. “Instead of eating junk food like chips, you can eat something that taste just as good and is packed with protein.” Aketta, a brand of Aspire Food Group, is based out of Austin, Texas and recently finished creating the first fully automated cricket farm in the world. The company currently offers […]

  • Roundabout construction at 116th and Hazel Dell Parkway causing delays for Carmel drivers

    CARMEL, Ind. – The City of Carmel is currently building six roundabouts and has plans to begin on 14 more before the end of 2017. “Supposedly it’s going to be a lot safer for us when we are all done,” Carmel resident Deanna Craig said. “So I keep reminding myself of that, but in the meantime it’s a challenge.” Crews began work this week on construction of a new roundabout at 116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway. The intersection has […]

  • Beech Grove couple warns others after losing hundreds of dollars trying to buy dog

    BEECH GROVE, Ind. – A Beech Grove couple said they are out hundreds of dollars after they tried to add another member to their family. Michelle Wyatt and Jason Hughes recently got engaged and wanted to get a Teacup Chihuahua. “I already saw what this puppy looked like. I had already went and bought supplies for the dog: a baby bed, dog food, toys, everything,” Wyatt said. “So when everything happened, I just felt heartbroken.” The couple found a seller […]

  • 6 years after Lauren Spierer’s disappearance, family and Bloomington residents still seek justice

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Saturday marked the six year anniversary of the disappearance of a 20-year-old sophomore at Indiana University. Lauren Spierer was last seen June 3, 2011 at 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of College Ave. and 11th St. in Bloomington. “It was really scary and sad,” Bloomington Resident Ijah McCulley said. “It was a real bad time for Bloomington, because we kind of pride ourselves on being a kind place.” On the night of her disappearance, Lauren was out […]