Important message for Lafayette-area viewers about FOX59

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
  • Mayor wants to find and fill 2,000 summer jobs for Indianapolis youth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is looking to double his 2016 goal of 1,000 summer jobs for youth and he wants to find 2,000 openings for young people in Indy this summer. “This year we set and intend on reaching a double goal of 2,000 teens with summer jobs,” Hogsett said. “Though tough to find on our own, they are out there.” Hogsett and other community leaders gathered at the Krannert Park Indoor Pool Wednesday to draw attention the […]

  • Bill that would better protect Olympic athletes from sexual, emotional abuse gains bipartisan support

    WASHINGTON D.C. — During a rare showing of bipartisan support, Republican and Democratic senators gathered Tuesday to call on Congress to pass a bill that would better protect Olympic athletes from sexual and emotional abuse. “Children often don’t speak up when they are abused. They suffer in silence. They are taught to submit to the authority of adults,” former USA Gymnast Jamie Dantzscher said. “This is especially true in the hyper-competitive world of gymnastics.” The bill calls for the mandatory reporting […]

  • 100 learning gardens coming to IPS Schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Kimbal Musk, the brother of the well-known billionaire Elon Musk, plans to build 100 learning gardens at IPS Schools in the next four years through his non-profit, The Kitchen Community.  Musk has been taking a hiatus from the tech sector to pursue what he calls a greater mission of educating Americans about, “real food.” “I’ve watched us create an industrial food system that really unfortunately has created a lot of obesity and diabetes,” Musk said. “And really the food isn’t really […]

  • Mayor says trails next to rail not an option for Nickel Plate Line, rail enthusiasts disagree

    FISHERS, Ind. – Scores of railroad enthusiast left the Fishers City Hall disappointed Tuesday night after a public listening session where they say their voices were not heard. “I was disappointed,” railroad enthusiast Wilbur Sutton said. “I thought it was presented as an open discussion between a rail and trail and the whole purpose of the meeting is strictly trail.” Sutton was just one of several people who came to the meeting with the hopes of sharing his passion and […]

  • Neighborhood nonprofit battling heroin epidemic sees progress

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group of residents who started a non-profit in their neighborhood to battle the heroin epidemic say they are starting to see progress. “I do feel like we are making a difference and I’m the biggest critic,” Ravenswood Hope President Kenny Mcree said. “I probably couldn’t have said that a couple months ago, but I feel like now we are.” Mcree and dozens of other neighbors gathered Saturday afternoon to let residents know about resources and support […]

  • Professor says bosses should embrace NCAA Tournament, employees will watch anyway

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the start of the NCAA Tournament and games being played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this weekend, a lot of people spent Thursday watching basketball and not working. “The traditional workday is shot, but why not go out and network and meet a bunch of new people, build new relationships, entertain some of your good clients, meet new clients and have pretty much an all you can eat steak day,” Prime 47’s Managing Partner Jeremiah Hamman said. […]

  • Traffic, quality of life and sustainability main topics at Fishers State of the City address

    FISHERS, Ind. — In front of a crowd of more than 500 people, the mayor of Fishers delivered a speech Wednesday on how he and other city leaders plan to keep traffic moving, their residents happy and the city relevant. “It’s an uncommon conversation for a growing suburb to start talking about how we are going to be sustainable for the long term, because everyone assumes we are just going to do well,” Mayor Scott Fadness, R-Fishers, said. “That isn’t […]

  • Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood expected to get new farm to table restaurant

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The brother of the man behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX is planning to open two farm to table restaurants in Indianapolis. Hedge Row is expected to open on Mass Ave. in August and Kimbal Musk recently announced plans to open another farm to table restaurant in the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood as well. “It’s preserving a somewhat historic building,” Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association Infrastructure Chairman Jerrey Finnegan said. “Once Double 8 went out of business, this area now became vacant and […]

  • Carmel and Indianapolis in feud over 96th Street roundabouts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis City-County Council member is trying to stop Carmel city leaders from building several roundabouts along the 96th Street corridor that she says are not needed and will hurt businesses in the area. However, Carmel’s Director of Engineering Jeremy Kashman said Carmel plans to move on with its plans and the roundabouts will improve traffic flow and safety in the area. “We’ll see improved traffic, probably even see speeds go down a little bit because traffic can […]

  • New health care law could affect Planned Parenthood funding, services for Hoosier women

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Supporters of Planned Parenthood are very concerned about a provision that’s currently in the new health care bill, which is moving its way through the U.S. House of Representatives, that would stop federal funding for any clinic providing abortion services. “Short answer. More unintended pregnancies, more abortions, more STD’s, more women suffering from cervical cancer, because they weren’t able to get a pap test. It’s bad,” President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Betty […]