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
  • Life After Colts: Marlin Jackson’s mission to pay it forward

    With the Colts’ season underway, we’re taking a look at some of the former players who still call Indiana home today. We’re highlighting their transition from a player to a pillar in our community in our “Life After Colts” series. FOX59’S Jillian Deam sat down with retired cornerback Marlin Jackson, who’s known for “the catch” that helped seal the deal in sending the Colts to the Super Bowl in 2007. For more information on Marlin’s non profit, Flight for Life […]

  • Seventh annual “Million Meal Marathon” aims to help feed Hoosier families

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts are teaming-up with UPS and the Million Meal Movement to help feed Hoosier families during the seventh annual “Million Meal Marathon” at Lucas Oil stadium. Organizers say the need locally is significant, with more than 15% of Hoosier households struggling with food insecurity. On Tuesday, more than 3,000 people are planning to come together and pack one million meals in just one day. Organizers say the meals contain vitamins, minerals, dried vegetables, soy protein and […]

  • Tourism drop could mean fewer jobs for people affected by hurricanes

    Clean-up and re-building efforts continue following last month’s three major hurricanes. Now, experts say some of the people affected will be dealing with another issue: A drop in tourism. The peak holiday season in the Caribbean is right around the corner, running from December to May. But it isn’t just about the people who want to take a vacation — those who live in the affected regions say it’s an important topic because visitors will be able to help in […]

  • Holiday hiring ramps up; some companies add more jobs while others add fewer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The holiday hiring season is full swing already and while some retailers are announcing plans to add thousands of temporary jobs, others won’t be hiring as many new workers. With more people shopping online, UPS plans to add about 95,000 seasonal jobs and FedEx plans to hire 50,000 extra workers. Locally, FedEx representatives say 2,000 positions will be open. “We’re definitely seeing a surge in e-commerce, and I think as a cooperation we position ourselves well to […]

  • Life After Colts: Robert Mathis discusses new role as coach

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the Colts’ season underway, we’re taking a look at some of the former players who still call Indiana home today. We’re highlighting their transition from a player to a pillar in our community in our “Life After Colts” series. FOX59’S Jillian Deam sat down with the Colts’ all-time leader in sacks, Robert Mathis, who’s now officially been added to the team’s coaching staff.  

  • HercuLean Meal Prep opens on Indy’s north side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Have you heard about “measuring macros?” For some, it’s a way to eat healthier, but not everyone has the time or knowledge to stick with a plan. That’s why two local brothers say — they’re trying to make it simple. Ben and Nate Canary are opening the first-ever HercuLean Meal Prep store on Indy’s north side. Ben is a scientist and chef, and Nate is an award-winning bodybuilder. Together, they created a business by making healthy meals […]

  • IPS and Butler plan to create a second lab school

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Public School leaders are moving forward with plans to close some schools in the district, but expansion plans are in the works at one school. The school board is looking to add a second IPS and Butler Lab School. School leaders say a wait list of more than 250 students prompted the board to pass a resolution to explore the options. “We have the highest wait list of an individual school in the district,” said Ena Shelley, […]

  • Princess Diana’s legacy lives on 20 years after her death

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  The legacy of the woman known as the “The People’s Princess” still lives on, as Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. Princess Diana impacted lives all over the world, including people who live in our area. One example is Anglophile Andrew Lannerd, an expert on the history of the British Monarchy. He’s spent more than 15 years studying the royal family and has transformed his Indianapolis home into a mini museum. He has thousands […]

  • Indy Fitness Magazine aims to improve the city’s health ranking

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The city of Indianapolis ranks 48 out of 50 in this year’s American Fitness Index Report, a study examining overall health in the 50 most populated metro areas. It’s an improvement from the past couple years, when Indys was ranked dead last. When Jeremy McGrew saw articles about his city’s ranking, he knew he wanted to do something. “I take a lot of pride in our city, I love living here and the people are great, but […]

  • 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 […]