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Deanna Allbrittin joined the FOX59/CBS4 team as a reporter in March 2016.

Born a Tar Heel and raised a Buckeye, Deanna is now a proud Hoosier!

She’s reported news for TV stations in almost every corner of the state.

Before FOX59, Deanna worked at WFIE in Evansville as a morning anchor and reporter, where she started a new segment—the pride and joy of her career so far—“Sunrise School Spirit”. The competition pits a dozen schools in the Evansville area against each other to see which can donate the most food for the Tri-State Food Bank. During its inaugural season, nearly 125,000 pounds of food were donated to families in need. The segment has now been nominated for multiple awards.

Deanna has also reported for WSJV in South Bend and WTIU-WFIU in Bloomington.

This job in Indianapolis, however, brings Deanna full circle from her days as an intern at FOX59.

When Deanna isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and taking trips with family and friends.

Deanna traveled to eight different countries to study abroad and report before graduating from the IU School of Journalism.

She continues to nurse her travel bug, planning trips here at home and around the world.

If you have a story idea, travel suggestion or just want to say hi, email Deanna at dallbrittin@fox59.com.


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