Jillian Deam is a reporter for FOX59 News in Indianapolis. She joined the team in September 2014 and is thrilled to be reporting near her alma mater, Butler University.

Before returning to Indy, Jillian spent three years as an anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate in Champaign, IL. She reported live during a four hour show with the highest ratings in the market. She was nominated as “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in June 2014.

Before that, Jillian spent a year shooting and editing her own stories for the evening shows at the NBC affiliate in Decatur, IL.

Jillian graduated with high departmental honors from Butler University. She spent time organizing several charity events there for the Indiana School for the Blind. Jillian has a lot of Butler pride, loves to dance and loves meeting inspiring people so she can share their stories with you!

Recent Articles
  • Schools, officials urge Hoosiers to take precautions ahead of solar eclipse

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — School districts across the area are taking precautions to keep kids safe during Monday’s Solar Eclipse and officials are reminding everyone to be careful on the road. Many school districts are planning to keep kids indoors for recess and P.E. classes during the afternoon. Some schools are even making schedule changes. Franklin Community Schools are adjusting an hour later since their elementary students usually board buses around 2:30 p.m., which would’ve been right at the peak of […]

  • Police investigate two separate shootings that happened within minutes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are investigating two different overnight shooting incidents that happened right around the same time. Police say a 19-year-old woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the front steps of her north side apartment around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police believe the shooting happened in the parking lot area at the Cambridge square apartments in the 7200 block of Camwood Court. When police found the woman, they say she was awake but was not cooperating with investigators.

  • Local educators help transform Honduran schools

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Some central Indiana educators are starting the new school year with a brand new perspective. A group of educators spent time this summer helping teachers and students in Honduras through “HETO,” which stands for “Heart in Education Teacher Outreach.” In 2004, an Indianapolis teacher founded HETO after seeing the need in Honduras. Now, Indiana educators keep the mission going by organizing and funding local groups each summer, bringing their teaching methods and school supplies to the area. […]

  • Colts fan builds mini Lucas Oil Stadium

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lucas Oil Stadium will be full of Colts fans when the first preseason game kicks-off on Sunday, but one fan has found a way to bring the stadium to him. Some know him as “Clony Dungy.” After getting comments about looking like former Colts coach Tony Dungy,  Mike Bostic started dressing up like him on game days for fun. Bostic is a Carmel-Clay Physical Education teacher who spent 15 years coaching high school tennis. When he retired […]

  • IMPD lays Deputy Chief James Waters to rest

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The community said goodbye to a long-time public servant on Wednesday. The funeral for IMPD Deputy Chief James Waters was held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse starting at 11 a.m. Thousands were in attendance. Waters died on July 27 after being hurt in a crash on I-70. He was 48 years old. After the funeral services at Bankers Life, several hundred vehicles took part in a police escorted funeral procession around 12:30 p.m. That procession passed by IMPD’s […]

  • New roads at Fort Ben Harrison mark final phase of redevelopment

    LAWRENCE, Ind. — Two new roads leading into Fort Benjamin Harrison are now open, marking the final phase of redevelopment at the former army base. “It opens up the opportunity for us to add more retailers and more restaurants and activities for the area of Lawrence,” said Freddie Burrus, Executive Director of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority. Officials opened the $3 million expansion at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday at Otis Avenue and Melner Road. The military chose to […]

  • Students head back to school; officials remind drivers about new roundabout law

    AVON, Ind. — It’s already back-to-school time for some students. Students in the Avon, Clark Pleasant and Franklin Township districts are back in the classroom on Wednesday. Those are some of the districts using a “balanced calendar” schedule, which means there’s a shorter summer break, but longer breaks planned throughout the year. In Avon, more than 9,400 students are back in school with about 115 bus drivers on the roads. Some of those drivers will be traveling in brand new […]

  • Getting to know the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — When you see these officers on the street, it’s hard to miss them. The IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit helps manage crowds, secure big events and patrol our trails and neighborhoods. They spend hundreds of hours riding out in the community, but in order to do that, many hours are spent training behind the scenes. IMPD Officer Lorie Phillips is training to become part of the unit right now. “A lot of people, when I tell them we […]

  • Indy startup launches first text-based interview platform

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — What do you do more often: Do you call people? Or send them a text? For many, texting has become their preferred way to communicate. One Indy start-up company is adapting to these habits by launching the world’s first text-based interviewing platform, called “Canvas.” “We started seeing a real shift in communication preferences for this next generation of talent,” said Canvas CEO and founder, Aman Brar. After interviewing hundreds of job candidates for his previous company and […]

  • Johnson County residents continue to deal with flooding issues

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — Parts of Johnson County are still under water on Wednesday morning following Tuesday’s storms. Franklin Action Park and Province Park were some of the areas with significant standing water on Wednesday. The Parkside Apartments and Northwood Apartments in Franklin had to be evacuated during the flooding. Some of the residents stayed at Franklin Middle School overnight, where the Red Cross set up a shelter. Officials closed the Johnson County West Annex Building on Wednesday as well […]