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
  • State board plans to appoint Emergency Manager for Muncie schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Distressed Unit Appeals Board is planning to appoint a new Emergency Manager for Muncie Community Schools on Monday. The decision comes as the district is facing a deficit in the millions, school closures, the aftermath of teacher contract fights and concerns about more teachers leaving the district all together. The state of Indiana stepped in during the crisis. The DUAB is considering three different firms, along with the current superintendent, for the position. “The the future […]

  • Police say charges ‘likely and imminent’ against 19-year-old in fatal Lebanon stabbing

    LEBANON, Ind. – No charges have yet been filed against a man after a deadly weekend stabbing in Lebanon, but investigators say that will soon change. Zachariah Wright was held as a “person of interest” after the attack, which happened around 7 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 500 block of Dicks Street. Maxwell Foster, 73, died after being stabbed and his wife, Sonja Foster, 68, was hurt during the incident. Police said the Fosters were asleep when someone […]

  • ‘Person of interest’ in Lebanon homicide arrested on probation violation

    LEBANON, Ind. – Police detained a “person of interest” after a homicide at a Lebanon home. Officers were called to the residence in the 500 block of Dicks Street around 7 a.m. Sunday after a woman flagged down a neighbor for help. Officers were in the area investigating a nearby burglary on Pearl Street. When police arrived, they found 73-year-old Maxwell Foster dead and his wife, 68-year-old Sonja Foster, injured. She was then taken to an Indianapolis hospital and has […]

  • ‘Senior prank’ investigation continues; parent says she’s been called in for questioning

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As the criminal investigation at Crispus Attucks High School continues, one parent now says she’s been called in for questioning. She also says some students are starting their community service obligations on Wednesday morning. Last week, about thirty IPS high school seniors had to miss their graduation ceremony after school officials say a senior prank went way “too far.” School officials still have not commented on what was done inside the building specifically, but have said the […]

  • The Colts host their seventh annual Habitat for Humanity Panel Build

    Indianapolis, IND — The horseshoe is dropping the hammer at their seventh annual Habitat for Humanity Panel Build. The Indianapolis Colts teamed up with Stanley Security to start building the new home at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center with more than 100 volunteers total. Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Chris Ballard got to work alongside the future homeowner, Dionna Dowdell “They’re here for me and my family to have a house of our own, and I’m […]

  • Man critically hurt after being struck by vehicle following northwest side crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was hit by another car after crashing his own car on the northwest side early Wednesday morning. Officers say the driver was in a white Pontiac heading east on West 56th Street on the Eagle Creek Reservoir bridge, when he crossed the center line, went over the median and bounced off the rail on the opposite side of the road around 2:30 a.m. The car came to a rest back in the median area. Officers […]

  • Indianapolis Zoo’s ‘Bicentennial Pavilion’ offers a new experiences for guests

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As Indianapolis Zoo workers prepare to host their largest fundraiser of the year, guests can look forward to a brand new experience at “Zoobilation,” but it’s not just for the fundraiser. Now, you can see flying macaws and huge overhead towers when you enter the zoo through the brand new Bicentennial Pavilion. “This space was designed to kind of give the feel of being under the forest canopy,” said zoo spokesperson Carla Knapp. Crews transformed the zoo’s […]

  • Community groups organize their own meeting about recommended IPS high school closures

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Another meeting is planned to discuss the recommended Indianapolis Public High School closures, but this time the meeting will not be led by school officials. Members of several community and parent organizations have put together their own meeting, because they say many people don’t trust the school board or administration and still have unanswered questions. IPS hosted five public meetings about the issue. School officials say a task force report shows the district should close three of […]

  • Opening day for the very first farmers market in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE, Ind. — People living in Lawrence will have a new place to pick up fresh produce and local goods when the Fort Ben Farmers Market opens for the first time on Thursday. Organizers are planning to showcase all kinds of local vendors, food trucks and live music. City leaders say it’ll be an important resource, especially for those who may have trouble getting to a grocery store. The market has been in the works for about a year, but […]

  • Little Red Door helps cancer patients with their “new normal”

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind — Most of us can agree, feeling like “yourself” is important. That’s definitely the case for those who are going through something life-changing, like cancer treatments. Little Red Door Cancer Agency helps those who are battling cancer in many ways, and as many celebrated National Women’s Health Week this month, those working at the non-profit want to remind all women: They have resources to help you feel more like yourself and accept your “new normal,” as some call […]