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

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Residents stepping up as concerns over park equipment and limited city resources continue

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. — A group of New Castle residents have stepped up over the last two weeks, saying they’re willing to donate their time and tools to make some of the city’s parks safe again. In the meantime, they’re asking the city to make an effort to hold up its end of the bargain after removing equipment some felt was dangerous. “I heard a commitment to return equipment,” said Alan Leduc during public comment at Monday’s parks board meeting. […]

  • Family, friends and strangers remember slain Indy veteran

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Many on Indy’s southside and beyond are still shaking their heads at the thought that a woman who served our country so selflessly, was killed so senselessly. Indianapolis police are now strongly considering the possibility that the murders of 34-year-old Erin Mills and 31-year-old Kobi Walden are connected, although they state there is little physical evidence in either case. Mills was killed early Sunday morning, around the corner from where Walden’s body was found in May. An […]

  • While local jails struggle with overcrowding, state closes under-capacity prisons

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Sheriff’s Association met Wednesday to discuss a host of issues, including their overcrowded jails. The same day, the Indiana Department of Corrections announced it was closing down an under capacity minimum-security prison. The 150-year-old re-entry facility at the intersection of New York St. and Randolph St. will close by the end of July. According to the IDOC, 180 or so inmates housed there will be moved to other under capacity jails to “improve efficiency.” There […]

  • Cell tower worker hurt, 911 caller concerned about response times

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A cell tower worker, hurt and waiting for help, waited too long, according to the Indy man who called 911. Adam Lickliter still has many questions about his experience, which FOX59 tried to answer. It all began Monday afternoon when Adam Lickliter was eating lunch with family at Canal Bistro on Guilford Avenue. Just after 12:30, they heard screams. “All of a sudden, we just heard a man yelling rescue, time and time and time again,” said […]

  • Lawmakers’ concerns about improper VA opiate prescription cutoffs grow

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Since FOX59 investigated allegations of abrupt opiate prescription cut-off at the VA, several lawmakers have been working to get answers about how widespread the problem might be. Based on the findings of our investigation and a Veteran’s Health Administration investigation report, we now know the issue is happening in at least two different Northern Indiana VA system facilities. That report, which we obtained through a source on Capitol Hill, shows the VA found evidence that at least […]

  • Fans react to 101st running of Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hours after the race ended, many fans had a long wait ahead of them to get home, plus a storm to navigate. But first, they enjoyed the race. “Great race,” said John Rombach. “It was competitive, lots of passing. I mean there were a lot of times we had to sit down because we’d been standing so much.” Fans were on the lookout for one lead change after another and crashes, like Scott Dixon’s early airborne accident […]

  • Neighbors worry about second fatal shooting at south side apartment complex in past month

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Tonight, some people living on Indy’s south side are wondering if more can be done to stay safe. A woman was killed and another man shot at Southport Crossing apartments early this morning. The victim was identified as Erin Mills, 34. “I heard pop, pop, pop, pop,” said Sarah McCann. “And automatically, first thing that comes to mind is fireworks.” McCann went to bed last night still believing the noise wasn’t gunshots. She woke up to the horrifying […]

  • Residents concerned about New Castle playground hazards

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Playing on slides, merry-go-rounds and jungle gyms at some New Castle parks just isn’t option for some kids there. “To me that’s pretty dangerous,” said Dennis Ferree as he pointed out one perceived safety issue after another. “Look how rotted that is.” Instead, residents like Dennis Ferree say too many years of neglect have made the playgrounds too dangerous for kids. They say after months and even years of asking the city to do something, they’re […]

  • Multiple morning fires cause extensive damage, power outages

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Four homes went up in flames in under half an hour Tuesday. The first call for a fire came in for an abandoned house at 16th Street and F Avenue just after 3 a.m. People then called in two other fires within a five to six block radius. “Ain’t nothing left of that house,” said Colene Smith. Smith, who lives down the street from one home on fire this morning, was devastated to learn her daughter […]