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Bob joined WXIN Fox 59 in 1991 when the station started its award-winning newscast, Fox 59 News at 10. He was a key contributor to one of the most successful local news launches ever among Fox affiliates. His efforts helped make WXIN-TV “Fox Station of the Year” both in 1992 and again in 1994.

Besides his work on the anchor desk, Bob has produced Emmy-award winning special reports and documentaries during his long career at Fox 59. He anchored the highly-rated launch of Fox 59 News First at Four, before joining the team on Fox 59 News Live at Five. Bob currently serves as managing editor at Fox 59. He also anchors Fox 59 News at Six along with his duties on Fox 59 News at 10.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He started his career in Beaumont, Texas, before accepting positions anchoring and reporting positions in Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Little Rock, Arkansas, before coming to Indianapolis.

Bob has been recognized repeatedly for his volunteer work for groups such as College Mentors for Kids, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Habitat for Humanity among others non-profits.

He and his wife Skye Winslow have raised three children in Central Indiana. They are proud Hoosiers, who love to call Indiana their home.


Recent Articles
  • IN Focus: This week’s winners and losers

    INDIANAPOLIS – Who had the best (and worst) week in politics? In the video above, IN Focus panelists Tim Swarens, Mike Murphy, Jennifer Wagner and Christina Hale pick this week’s winners and losers. Join us again next week- starting this month our program moves to 7:30am on CBS4 & airs again in its regular time slot at 9:30am on FOX59.

  • IN Focus: Panelists discuss this week’s top stories

    INDIANAPOLIS – How will Congress tackle the issue of hurricane relief funding? And how are Indiana lawmakers preparing for Congress’ return to DC next week? In the video above, IN Focus panelists Tim Swarens, Mike Murphy, Jennifer Wagner and Christina Hale discuss this week’s top stories, including the President and Vice President’s response to Hurricane Harvey and the latest news on the 2018 race for Senate.

  • New information uncovered in case against Mount Vernon principal

    FORTVILLE, Ind. — FOX59 has learned new information in the case against a Mount Vernon school principal accused of failing to immediately report allegations made against a teacher’s aide. Mount Vernon Middle School Principal Scott Shipley faces charges for not immediately reporting rumors surrounding Aide Kisha Nuckols. Nuckols is accused of having sex with multiple students and sending sexually explicit photos of herself to students. FOX59 has uncovered court documents that show how Shipley’s defense attorney will answer the charges […]

  • IN Focus Exclusive: One-on-one with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

    HAMMOND, Ind. — Hillary Clinton made her first campaign visit to Indiana in what she says is a symbolic setting. She came to Munster Steel Corporation in Hammond to talk about protecting Hoosier manufacturing jobs. In an exclusive interview with Bob Donaldson, she says she has plan to keep countries like China from dumping cheap steel on the marketplace. Clinton claims that’s how to prevent jobs from leaving Indiana, like Carrier did when they moved to Mexico. “Here in Indiana, […]

  • From RFRA to Jared Fogle: Top local news stories of 2015

    (Dec. 31, 2015) – It’s not too much to say that 2015 was a year unlike any other in Indiana. Here’s a look at the top local stories from the last year. Religious Freedom Restoration Act The year began with a national controversy that started at the Indiana Statehouse with the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Protesters filled the streets, with critics saying the measure discriminated against gays and lesbians. Indiana found itself at the center of […]

  • Two students with Indiana ties talk about being in Paris during terrorist attacks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2015)– FOX59 was able to contact two students with Indiana ties who were in Paris, not far from terrorist attacks that killed more than 150 people. “I immediately called called my mom and dad telling them I was safe and OK,” said Devin Sellmer, an Avon native. Sellmer thought of her family in Indiana when news broke of the terrorist attacks. She studies at the Academy for International Management in Paris, not far from where the attacks […]

  • Terrorist Targets: How real is the threat of terrorism in central Indiana?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 17, 2014)– The terrorist group ISIS has already hit home here in Indiana with the death of Abdul Rahman-Kassig. The Indianapolis native’s execution was announced over the weekend. Just last month, the FBI issued a warning about ISIS recruiting woman and children online in this country and in others. It’s sparked a debate over the real and perceived threat here in central Indiana. “We do see people being radicalized on the internet quite often. It’s as simple as […]

  • TONIGHT AT 10 | Terrorist Targets: What is the threat level in central Indiana?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 17, 2014)– The threat of terrorism has been constant for years, and right now, it’s most closely identified with the rise of ISIS. The threat of the terrorist group has already hit home here in Indiana, with the death of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the Indianapolis native whose execution was announced in a video uploaded on social media networks this weekend. U.S. officials later confirmed the authenticity of the recording. Just last month, the FBI issued a warning about ISIS […]

  • Slab of limestone from Pentagon quarried in Indiana dedicated in 9/11 memorial

    By Bob Donaldson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 11, 2014)– Hoosiers gathered to honor those lives lost on 9/11 just like they have done every year since that tragic day 13 years ago. But this year, the annual memorial service downtown was different in significant ways. For one woman in the crowd this year, this was a homecoming. “It’s a homecoming for me, for Tim and for piece of the Pentagon to come back to Indiana,” said Teri Maude. Teri Maude’s husband […]

  • First Habitat for Humanity ‘women build’ brings out 300 female volunteers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s a Habitat for Humanity build unlike any other before in central Indiana. Roche Diagnostics sponsored the first Women Build for the local Habitat affiliate.  Every one of the 300 people signed up to build this new Habitat home is female. “The Women’s Build is all about empowering women, giving them the  tools and skills and opportunity to give back to their community through partnership housing,” said  Abri Hochstetler of Habitat for Humanity. Watch our story to […]