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
  • Senate to vote on Sunday alcohol sales, which could start as early as March

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hoosiers may be able to buy alcohol on Sundays, as early as the beginning of March, if a Senate vote goes as expected on Thursday. Just this week, the House voted 82-10 in favor of  Senate Bill 1. The Senate will vote on it next, but the proposal is expected to pass since the Senate already passed their own version of the measure. The Senate will need to concur with changes to the bill though, including making […]

  • City-County Council expecting vote Monday to remove council president

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — City-County councilors say they expect to take up a vote Monday night to oust president Stephen Clay, even though Clay did not include that motion on the agenda. Council members tell FOX59, they’re still planning to vote on removing Clay, who has only been in office since Jan. 8. TOMORROW: Dems look to remove Stephen Clay from council president post, lining up behind Vop Osili instead. Clay left the motion to remove him off the agenda, but […]

  • Behind the Scenes: Hoosier Lottery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s safe to say, everyone wishes they could win the lottery. It’s also safe to say your chances of winning big are pretty slim. When it comes to preparing the games for the Hoosier Lottery though, their staff doesn’t rely on chance. The process is anything but a game for their security team! Jillian Deam is continuing our “Behind the Scenes” series with a look at the Hoosier Lottery.

  • Local artists showcase talents during 22nd annual “Art and Soul” event

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — More than 100 local artists are showcasing their talents in celebration of Black History Month, as the Arts Council of Indianapolis hosts the 22nd annual “Art and Soul” event. Musicians, singers, dancers, poets, artists and actors are performing Wednesday through Saturday, all month long. Each show is free and starts at 12:15 p.m. at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. This year’s theme is “Rise” from Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise,” a theme that encourages the community to embrace art that lifts […]

  • Indiana’s craft distillery industry continues to grow

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — First, it was craft breweries. Now, the craft distillery industry is on the rise. The American Craft Spirits Association says the number of production facilities has tripled in the last decade, with about 1,600 distillieres open now. Members of the Indiana Distillers Guild say there’s already more than 20 craft distilleries in our state and the number is growing. One local example is 8th Day Distillery on Indy’s near east side, founded by brothers Matt and Mason […]

  • Bill with significant impact on smokers clears Indiana House panel unanimously

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Legislators passed Bill 1380  unanimously 9-0 on Monday morning. The bill raises the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21 years old. According to the Associated Press, the bill’s author, Democratic Rep. Charlie Brown, also sought to increase Indiana’s $1 per pack cigarette tax to $3, but that was stripped out by the committee. “Today, the state of Indiana took the first step in passing legislation that would protect young people from beginning a lifetime of addiction […]

  • Future field at new Brownsburg baseball complex to be named after Tucker Barnhart

    BROWNSBURG , Ind. — Construction hasn’t started yet, but one future field at Brownsburg’s new baseball complex already has a name: “Tucker Barnhart Field.” Officials from Cincinnati Reds and Brownsburg Little League came together to share the news on Friday, naming a field in honor of Barnhart, a major league catcher and Gold Glove Award winner who grew up in the area. Barnhart and other players help donate to community projects, like the new baseball complex, through the Reds Community […]

  • 2 firefighters hurt while battling large fire in Columbus; businesses destroyed

    Update on Thursday, January 25, 2017: Firefighters remained on the scene overnight applying water to hot spots. Due to safety concerns pertaining to building conditions, the investigation was postponed until this morning. At 10 a.m. an excavator arrived at the scene to assist in removing collapse debris. As the excavation process continues, investigators hope to gain access to the Carpet Mania portion of the complex. Both injured firefighters were treated and released last night. COLUMBUS, Ind. — Two firefighters were hurt […]

  • More families choosing virtual school option

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — National School Choice Week is underway. It’s a week dedicated to highlighting options. With public, private, magnet, charter or home schooling options, there’s a lot to think about. But can a smartphone, tablet or computer replace a classroom? It’s a question some are asking, as virtual schools across the county take on more students. Indiana virtual school has been in existence for seven years, but school officials say the student population has jumped in the last two […]

  • CDC: Indiana among 23 states with widespread flu activity; case numbers expected to increase

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the temperatures drop, we hear about flu cases going up, and after a week of holiday travel, officials say it could get worse. Indiana is one of 23 states already listed in the ‘”widespread flu activity” category, according to the Center for Disease Control. With so many people coming into contact with germs at gas pumps and on planes this week, officials expect more states will be added to that list. Updated numbers are expected on […]