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
  • Auxilio, contractor at center of local school busing issues, given 30-day notice

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The bus company at the center of two local school district’s busing woes is now on notice. The Monroe County Community School Corporation says the company has improved since the first day of school, but not enough. Now they’ve given Auxilio 30 days to shape up or the contract will be void. Spokesperson Andrew Clampitt says it’s been a week since students went back to class and Auxilio still doesn’t have enough drivers or buses that meet […]

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    Indy Ten Point Coalition expansion begins with Gary

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Gary’s police chief and other city officials are officially starting a partnership with Indy’s Ten Point Coalition. It’s the first since Attorney General Curtis Hill committed $500,000 in seed money to help the coalition expand its mission across the state. They spent Wednesday night with similar groups from Kokomo and Muncie, plus Hill and a team from his office. They were starting the hard work of turning their money into crime reduction results. They saw how Ten […]

  • FOX59 Investigates: Indy woman still battling with property manager over sewage line cleanup

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman credits FOX59 with getting her rental property manager’s attention about several serious safety issues in her home. But already, she says the mess has made her sick. “My chest is tight and I’ve got flu-like symptoms,” said Williams. “My whole body is sore.” On July 26, the Board of Health issued an emergency order to clean up raw sewage that had backed up in the basement of the southwest side home Tiesha Williams rents. […]

  • CSX cutting jobs at Avon rail yard

    AVON, Ind. – CSX confirms that it is cutting jobs at its Avon rail yard. Two weeks ago, FOX59 was able to get inside the facility to verify workers’ claims that CSX appeared to be shutting down the facility. Tracks that rail workers used to describe as “bustling and loud” were empty and quiet. At that time, CSX said there was no news to share about operations in Avon. But just last week, an employee says workers were told the […]

  • Indy woman battling property manager over raw sewage flood and other safety issues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A west side woman has run out of patience with her rental home. “I can’t even describe to you the smell,” said Tiesha Williams. After checking every nook and cranny for the source of an odor, Williams and her boyfriend finally broke the lock to the basement she says Axiom Property Management kept locked. “It was like, ‘Oh my God! Where’s it coming from?’” Williams remembered thinking as she opened the basement door. “It was full of […]

  • Carmel residents divided over proposed carousel, hotel projects

    CARMEL, Ind. — The debate known as “CarouselGate” in Carmel is still dividing its residents. People filled nearly every seat at Monday night’s city council meeting. Mayor Jim Brainard is proposing the city borrow $76 million via a bond that would finance variety of road, infrastructure and community improvement projects. Most came to show their opposition to two particular projects in person. “I say it’s kind of my Jerry Maguire moment because you know, when I put it out there, […]

  • Unique electronic detection K-9s help investigators find child pornography

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A group of dogs with a unique skill set is completely changing how computer and electronic crimes are investigated. Instead of sniffing out drugs or explosives, these dogs find hard drives, SD cards and even micro SD cards that are used to commit crimes like fraud or sharing explicit pictures of children. A local non-profit called Neighborhood K-9 raises money to train these dogs. During their training, they helped Hoosier law enforcement. They were used in the […]

  • FOX59 Investigates: Workers claim possible Avon CSX railyard job cuts could endanger public

    AVON, Ind. – Some local railroad workers claim their jobs could go away as soon as this weekend, but they haven’t heard anything official from management. If the job cuts happen, they believe the decision could lead to danger on the railroad tracks in our backyards. “These are a lot of jobs, these are a lot of safety standards being bypassed to secure safe passage of trains,” said Perry Rapier, a long-time railroad worker who now represents some of the […]

  • Indy, Lawrence police take National Night Out to their communities

    MARION CO., Ind. – National Night Out parties can number into the thousands in cities and towns across America. But not in Lawrence and Indianapolis. The unique approach of both police departments meets the communities where they are. Instead of having one central location, they encourage communities to each plan their own celebrations. The goal is to engage communities near their own homes and hopefully reach the people who might not have traveled to meet them. Some residents hosting events […]

  • Nickel Plate ‘Rail to Trail’ opponents vow to continue fight against plan

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – A vote Monday in Hamilton County will likely spell the end of the Indiana State Fair train just days before the fair is set to begin. People in Noblesville and Fishers are fired up tonight over the vote to turn the Nickel Plate Rail there into a greenway. The $9.3 million “rails to trails” plan has been controversial since it was announced earlier this year. Monday’s approval paves the way for that proposal to move forward. […]