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 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 won the 2016 Best Community Impact Award from the Indiana Associated Press and was a finalist for several other honors.

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

Recent Articles
  • IMPD training to reduce implicit bias in policing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — We’re all supposed to receive equal treatment under the law, but that doesn’t always happen. Wednesday, a national expert on crime trained IMPD officers and community members on how prejudices can impact policing. It’s videos like these that typically spark nationwide debate about why officers choose to shoot and whether it’s motivated by implicit biases. These are prejudices we may not even be aware of. “So once we go into the classroom, they’re sitting there very defensive and […]

  • IMPD brings women together to train, improve recruitment rates

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Add “President” to the list of titles IMPD’s Deputy Chief Cunningham now holds. IMPD announced Cunningham is the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives’ new leader. She’s stepping into her new role with the goal of seeing more women break the brass ceiling. But she also wants to focus on women who aren’t already in the top ranks, or maybe aren’t even on the force. First, she says departments have to recruit more women. “I am […]

  • VP Mike Pence leaves Colts game because 49ers players knelt during anthem

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Vice President Mike Pence decided to leave the Indianapolis Colts game Sunday because about two dozen 49ers players knelt during the national anthem. In a tweet, the former Indiana governor said “I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.” Minutes after that tweet, his office released a full statement: “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not […]

  • Wind turbine setback and ethics violations bill gains support at statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Concerns are growing about potential ethics violations by wind companies and some county officials who approve their projects. Thursday, a bill designed to address those issues is gaining support from state representative Heath VanNatter, the House’s vice chair for the Utilities and Energy Committee. VanNatter, along with the rest of the summer study committee, heard testimony from people supporting and opposing wind energy, or at the very least, opposing shorter setbacks. The setback defines the distance from […]

  • IPS Innovation Schools get accountability grade boost from ISTEP growth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — More Indiana schools are doing better. At least, according to the state’s accountability report. The report, out Wednesday morning, shows nearly two-thirds of Hoosier schools got an “A” or a “B”, up slightly from last year. Numerous schools went from a “D” to an “A” and six of the schools went all the way from an “F” to an A. Two of those schools with such drastic improvements were IPS Innovation Network Schools launched by The Mind […]

  • Reid Health surgeon collecting donations ahead of medical mission trip to Puerto Rico

    RICHMOND, Ind. – It’s been nearly two weeks Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, directly or indirectly killing 18 people and leaving millions stranded without power. President Donald Trump visited today for the first time to check in on the relief efforts, which some Puerto Ricans say has been so slow it’s frustrating because people are dying. “It’s sad,” said Dr. Sara Diaz-Valentin, a Puerto Rico-born surgeon who lives in Indianapolis. “These are American citizens that are suffering. It’s going […]

  • Hoosiers debate role of gun laws as scale of Las Vegas shooting becomes clear

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The debate over gun control renewed as soon as the scale of the Las Vegas tragedy became clear. While both sides say they’re heartbroken for the 527 hurt and 59 dead as of late Monday night, it’s clear from social media and statements that they’re once again at odds over how to prevent a similar tragedy. Here in Indiana, representative Jim Lucas, who’s endorsed by the National Rifle Association, is working to loosen Indiana gun permit laws. […]

  • Community ‘takes a knee’ to prevent gun violence in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — NFL players “taking a knee” has become one of America’s most polarizing protests. Now some local leaders are kneeling to bring attention to Indianapolis’ latest murders. In just over 24 hours this past weekend, IMPD started investigations into five homicides. James Butler was one of them, when on Friday he became the 103rd person killed in Indianapolis this year. His family joined Indy’s Ten Point Coalition and other community leaders on Sunday to ask Indy residents to […]

  • Rexnord employees face last day of production

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The week is already off to a tough start for manufacturing employees in Central Indiana. Tuesday, the last of Rexnord employees finished out the company’s last day of production in Indianapolis earlier. “I may have some moments, you know, when it’ll hit me once… once I’m out of here,” said Mark Orr haltingly. “Maybe a couple days down the road I’ll think, ‘Well, I sure miss going in.’” Orr was one of more than 100 people who […]

  • Councils approve Red Line left turn restrictions as opponents raise legality concerns

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indy’s Red Line takes another step forward with two of the final city council votes needed. But the opposition is now publicly questioning the legality of the entire project for the first time, exclusively with FOX59and our newsgathering partner CBS4. “It should’ve been caught by the federal officials for sure,” said attorney Kevin B. McCarthy. McCarthy used to be a transportation specialist attorney for the US House of Representatives and the Secretary of Transportation. He’s now representing […]