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
  • Pack the Pantries with FOX59

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — On any given day, hundreds of Hoosiers go hungry. That’s why FOX59 is teaming up with Gleaners and Midwest Food Bank once again to help families in need. This year, the effort has shifted from a food drive to a fund drive, since food banks can do a lot more with monetary donations. “We can turn cash through discounts at food manufactures and other ways into a lot more meals for the same dollar, and frankly, we want try […]

  • Indianapolis Colts and LIDS team up to provide new shoes and hats for hundreds of kids

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts are teaming up with LIDS once again for the 12th annual “Cold feet, Warm Shoes and Hats” event on Tuesday. Together, they’ll surprise about 500 kids with brand new shoes, hats, gloves and socks at Wendell Phillips School 63. The students even get a custom fitting to make sure their shoes fit well. More than 100 volunteers help make the event possible, transforming the school’s gym into a “makeshift store” where the kids can handpick […]

  • New Women’s Center at Community Hospital North aims to help with early detection and more

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sometimes we’re so busy taking care of others, we forget about making time for our own health. That was the concept behind creating a Women’s Center at Community Hospital North. The center houses obstetricians, gynecologists, breast surgeons, a cardiologist and other specialists in one building. Patient Allison Tschour says the set-up and care was key in helping her become a mom. “I had a lifelong dream of having my own child and when I was a teenager I knew that was […]

  • Sixth annual Horseshoe Helpings event to feed 2,000 Hoosier families for Thanksgiving

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Many people are getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast, but for families in need, this can be a stressful time of year. That’s why the Indianapolis Colts and U.S. Foods are teaming up once again, along with Lucas Oil Products, Meijer, and Citizens Energy Group, to host their sixth annual “Horseshoe Helpings” event at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday morning. Colts players, cheerleaders, Blue the mascot and more than 125 volunteers will distribute a  Thanksgiving meal with […]

  • Community honors Greenfield Firefighter who died in the line of duty

    GREENFIELD, Ind. — The community is saying goodbye to a Hoosier hero who died in the line of duty. Lt. Scott A. Compton, 55, died Saturday just hours after battling a large fire at Mueller Auto Body on Friday night. Officials say the 17-year-verteran spent several hours at the scene before going home, and that he returned to the scene to help crews clean-up. “He was always there to make sure everybody was taken care of, really, before himself. Not only at […]

  • Volunteers come together for 13th annual “Trees for Troops” event

    THORNTOWN, Ind. — Volunteers are coming together to spread some holiday cheer to service members and their families though the 13th annual “Trees for Troops” event. Fed Ex Corporation and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation teamed up once again to kick off this year’s event at Dull’s Tree Farm in Thowntown. Locally, about 250 trees were donated by members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association. Organizers say those trees will be sent to service members stationed in Afghanistan, Guam and […]

  • Life After Colts: Gary Brackett’s transition to CEO, Philanthropist, Author and Soccer Dad

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — This Colts’ season, 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 former linebacker Gary Brackett, who’s known as a successful entrepreneur with a both a growing business and non-profit. For more on Brackett’s Impact Foundation, click here.  For more information on Brackett’s restaurants, click here. 

  • Local artist creates design for national campaign to stop puppy mills

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Animal rights activists say more animals, especially dogs, are bought as gifts this time of year, but many of them come from “puppy mills.” This year, Pincause teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States and a local artist for national campaign to put a stop to puppy mills, raising money and awareness selling “Adopt Don’t Shop” pins. “I think it’s important for people to know, especially going into the holiday season, that if you’re […]

  • Blue Friday: ‘Man Cave’ turned ‘Colts Cave’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday and we know some of you have the perfect spot to watch the game at home. One example:  A super fan known as “Cloney Dungy” transformed his basement and built a mini Lucas Oil Stadium. Click here to see more. But he’s not the only one in town with a great “Man Cave” for game day. Jillian Deam joined “Cloney Dungy” to check out some of the best […]

  • IKEA hires local seamstress

    FISHERS, Ind. — If you’ve been to the new IKEA store, you know the Swedish company carriers thousands of items. However, you may not realize some work inside the large store was done by a local seamstress. Jamie Lee Bushong is known for her bridal and pageant gowns. “I just love creating gowns and anything I can add sparkle to,” Bushong said. That sparkle and creative style is reflected in Bushong’s Greenwood store, which she just opened this year. “It’s […]