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
  • IPS to host community meeting on referendum

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Public Schools will host a community meeting on Wednesday to share more information about their capital referendum plans. The referendum question will be presented to voters in the IPS district during the General Election on Tuesday, November 6th. The district is asking taxpayers for nearly $52 million dollars, which is a significant drop from the $200 million in additional property taxes the district was going to ask for during the May primary. The district published a detailed list showing […]

  • Discussions about a high capacity weapons ban in Indiana continue

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — City county council members will consider a resolution that urges lawmakers to ban high capacity weapons in Indiana. The Community Affairs Committee will hear about the proposal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Councilman Duke Oliver introduced the resolution in April. He’s asking the Indiana General Assembly to ban sales on “assault weapons and high capacity magazines.” State law actually prohibits cities, towns, mayors and councils from passing their own gun ordinances — that’s why this resolution is […]

  • 3 people accused of illegally buying guns used to murder Deputy Pickett, Officer Pitts face federal charges

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Federal authorities announced charges against three people in connection with the deaths of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett and Terre Haute Officer Rob Pitts. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced Monday that the three individuals obtained firearms that were later used to kill the officers. These types of firearms purchases are known as “lie and buy” or “straw purchases,” Minkler said. Dawn Rochon, 29, Indianapolis, faces eight counts related to making false statements when buying a gun. Tiffany […]

  • Little Red Door’s Grand Reopening

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s oldest cancer agency has a brand new look, as Little Red Door celebrates their grand reopening. Their building on North Meridian has transformed with a $2.1 million dollar renovation called the New Hope Project. There’s a new entrance, garden, social space, fitness studio, boutique, demonstration kitchen and much more. They’ve also made the building more accessible to those with physical limitations, expanded client programming and made structural repairs. It’s all an effort to provide more free […]

  • IMPD implicit bias training underway

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Officers are going through “Implicit Bias Training” at the IMPD Training Academy on Thursday. This, as the community is still debating the IMPD Merit Board’s decision to allow the two officers, who shot and killed Aaron Bailey, to keep their jobs. Officers say Thursday’s training session is about identifying stereotypes people may have in their mind, whether they know it or not, that could affect their work in the community. Mayor Joe Hogsett announced plans to launch […]

  • Fourteen people spend night in Marion County Jail to raise awareness about poverty

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — IMPD officers arrested 14 people after protesters blocked a downtown intersection. Organizers say it’s part of a national movement to bring attention to poverty issues, with events planned in more than 30 states across the county. It’s called the “Poor People’s Campaign,” named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign from about 50 years ago. A local group did their first protest Monday afternoon to kick off “40 days of action.” They blocked the intersection of Ohio St. […]

  • Pay it Forward: Surprising drivers with a free car wash

    We’re celebrating stand-out volunteers in our community and bringing you their stories during our “Pay it Forward” week. Here at FOX59, our staff wanted to help spread some cheer as well, so we’re surprising people all week with “random acts of kindness” in hopes of starting a movement. So far, we’ve surprised Hoosiers by buying their groceries, gas, coffee and donated toys to the Riley Cheer Guild. For the final surprise, Jillian Deam helped Hoosiers shine up their cars with a free Crew Carwash. If […]

  • Pay it Forward: Volunteer honored by Indiana State Parks

    Anderson, Ind. — All week long, we’re highlighting Hoosiers who pay it forward in our community. Today, we meet a man who gives back by volunteering his time and talent at our state parks. The Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks is honoring Jerry Byard as a Volunteer of the Year. Byard volunteered more 250 hours as a photographer for local parks last year alone, bringing his expertise in the graphic arts field and a passion for nature. You can usually find […]

  • Pay it Forward: Donating to Riley Cheer Guild

    We’re celebrating stand-out volunteers in our community and bringing you their stories during our “Pay it Forward” week. Here at FOX59, our staff wanted to help spread some cheer as well, so we’re surprising people all week with “random acts of kindness” in hopes of starting a movement. So far, we’ve surprised Hoosiers by buying their groceries and coffee. On Wednesday, the Pay it Forward Team wanted to do something special for some very deserving kids by donating to the […]

  • Pay it Forward: Surprising drivers by filling up their gas tank

    We’re celebrating stand-out volunteers in our community and bringing you their stories during our “Pay it Forward” week. Here at FOX59, our staff wanted to help spread some cheer as well, so we’re surprising people all week with “random acts of kindness” in hopes of starting a movement. So far, we’ve surprised Hoosiers by buying their groceries and coffee and donated toys to the Riley Cheer Guild. On Thursday, Jillian Deam surprised some drivers by filling up their gas tank! If you’d like […]