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
  • Young ex-felon wins ‘Trailblazer’ award for at-risk youth outreach

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A young man with a long rap sheet is now working to keep other kids away from jail. Now local organizations are celebrating his work. Last night, Montez “Ace” Williams accepted the new “Rick Ross Changed” Award, celebrating his journey overcoming past hardships. Less than a year ago, Williams sat in a prison cell. When he got out, he decided to start a business and use it to teach kids like that there are better, legal ways […]

  • Indy Ten Point Coalition now expanding to a new part of Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind—Members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition are looking to expand their efforts next year in a new part of town, by working with other neighborhood coalitions. Thursday night, members of Ten Point along with representatives from the Far East Side Coalition surveyed the streets, targeting the area near 42nd Street and Post Road. Members say that’s where they have seen too many gun-related crimes just this year. “They killing babies, they killing uncles, daddies, aunties, nieces, all that. […]

  • ‘Sink Seizures’ benefit game will feature Cathedral player back on court after brain surgery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – James Franklin Jr. has already wowed Cathedral fans with his lightning-fast recovery from brain surgery. Now, he’s impressing them with his quest to spread awareness and raise money for other people like him. Doctors removed a part of James’ brain a few months ago to try and stop the seizures. He ran back out onto the court less than a month later. This weekend, James is playing with his teammates in a “Sink Seizures” game to hopefully […]

  • Rifle range shut down again over concerns bullets straying into neighbors’ homes

    SPENCER, Ind. – A controversial rifle range is shut down again, this time by the county’s zoning board. And the man helping argue for that is well-known Second Amendment advocate and attorney Guy Relford. Neighbors first went to the county in March about their fears that bullets from Precision Gun Range were going into their houses. “We could be sitting in a chair and a bullet could come through because it already entered their house at one spot,” said Ruth […]

  • Technology advancements lead to crack in IMPD officer evidence tampering investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — New technology made the difference in cracking IMPD’s latest tampering investigation against one of their own. IMPD’s Special Investigations Unit first interviewed IMPD officer Francisco Olmos two years ago, right after an 18-year-old he had been communicating with committed suicide. For years, detectives had the 18-year-old’s phone, but had no way to see what exactly was on it because there was a passcode on it. “Unless you have the passcode or the PIN number or something, it’s […]

  • Shelbyville veteran says Indy VA is costing her paychecks right before Christmas

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — A local veteran blames the Indianapolis VA for her missing paychecks right before the holidays. Jennifer Flippo, a former sailor, says she was supposed to be cleared to go back to work on November 20th. But instead she says she’s gotten the runaround from some Roudebush clinic employees and is facing long appointment wait times. “I actually called several times that day and I kept on leaving messages,” said Flippo. “I even called throughout the week. Couple […]

  • Mad cow-like disease in deer creeping closer to Indiana

    A “mad cow”-like disease found in deer is creeping closer to Indiana. Chronic wasting disease attacks the brains of deer, causing dementia-like symptoms and eventually leading to death. Now some scientists nationally are saying evidence is growing that like mad cow, it’s possible the disease can spread to humans. “While there’s never been any documented transmission to humans, there is some new evidence that shows that at least we should be a little more concerned about watching for the disease,” […]

  • One year later, Flora holds vigil for young sisters killed by arson

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—People in Flora are once again grieving the deaths of four sisters. It’s been one year since the girls died in a house fire that investigators later determined someone intentionally set. State police haven’t arrested anyone for the crime. Although temperatures were near-freezing, dozens came out to show the family support during a vigil. Kids who lost their friends and classmates cried alongside family desperate for answers a year later. “It’s everybody,” said Flora resident Sarah Hanaway. “Teachers were […]

  • Local Vietnam veteran fighting for expanded Agent Orange disability claims

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A local veteran is fighting to get disability benefits for vets exposed to Agent Orange. Right now the VA only automatically awards disability claims for veterans exposed to the herbicide while serving in Vietnam. Vietnam veteran Jay Cole has been fighting the VA for nearly three years now to approve a disability claim he says is related to Agent Orange. “That’s just jungle in the back and then between that jungle growth there and me, everything is […]

  • Cleanup continues in Clinton County after straight-line winds cause major damage

    CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – The National Weather Service confirms it was straight-line winds, not a tornado that hit Clinton County over the weekend. But with winds of 80 to 85 miles per hour, there’s still a lot of damage left behind. People I talked to here in Clinton County are shocked to hear it wasn’t a tornado that cut through the east side of Frankfort and collapsed this garage. It was straight-line winds that picked up cinder blocks like these, […]