Jill Glavan is thrilled to be back in Indianapolis, where her family has lived for more than 10 years. After growing up in the Dallas, Texas area and going to school at the University of Missouri, she now considers herself an adopted Hoosier.

Jill began her career at WPTZ in Burlington, VT, where she got used to tough winters! In addition to her daily assignments, Jill did a yearlong series where she became a “localvore,” only eating food produced within 40 miles of her own home. It was a challenging project, but gave her an appreciation of local food and businesses.

Since joining the FOX59 team in 2012, Jill has contributed to every newscast. You can now see her on Fox 59 News at 10 and Newspoint at 11. She also produces the popular “Dirty Dining” series. When she’s not at work, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on her favorite teams: the Colts and Mizzou Tigers.


Recent Articles
  • Woman fights back at scammers who offered fake jobs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman is fighting back at scammers who offered fake jobs online that could’ve cost her thousands of dollars. At first glance, you’d see the three checks Carol White has, totaling almost $6,000, and think she was doing well. The problem: all of those checks are fake. “I wanted everybody to know not to trust these people,” White said. White called FOX59 to get the word out about the scams. She said she was in between jobs […]

  • Neighbors say unruly house, overgrowth contributing to crime

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Homeowners on the east side say they’re tired of overgrowth on their block, particularly from one house next door. Beth Thompson called FOX59 after someone cut the lock on her storage shed and broke in a few weeks ago. “They stole the power washer and … I found it on the outside of the privacy fence,” Thompson said. She said that was the last straw for her, in what’s become a long battle to manage the house […]

  • Fishers, state compromise on plan to add sidewalks to busy bridge

    FISHERS, Ind. — After neighbors pushed the state to add sidewalks to a bridge connecting Fishers and Noblesville, a compromise has been reached. In a statement, an Indiana Department of Transportation spokesperson said that pedestrian access would be added to the Brooks School Road bridge next year. INDOT demolished the bridge earlier this summer as part of larger I-69 corridor improvements. Neighbors told FOX59 that they assumed the new bridge would include sidewalks, and were shocked when they learned it […]

  • Couple says someone posing as country music star tried to scam them

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — A husband who is already helping his wife battle health complications says someone posed as her favorite country music star and tried to take advantage of her. The effect Trace Adkins’ music has on Sandy Johnson is obvious: you can see it in the way she moves to his songs, and hear it in the way she knows every word. What you can’t see, though, are the years of battles with her health Johnson has fought, with […]

  • Indianapolis mom says overseas hacker took control of her Facebook account

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis mother says she never expected her Facebook account would be targeted by overseas hackers. Tiesha Cook will be the first to tell you her life is pretty normal: she spends time with her young son, Jace, and a fair amount of time browsing social media. “I’m just a person from Indiana. I figured they would try to (hack) someone famous,” Cook said. Instead, Cook is the one who’s been hacked. She said a couple weeks […]

  • UPDATE: Lawns mowed after family says they can’t celebrate 4th of July outside due to mosquito problem

    Update (July 5, 2017)– The City of Anderson arrived Tuesday to mow the vacant lots. A city spokesperson said they received a report last week but did not have time to get to that project before the holiday. They also said the city sprays for mosquitoes three times each week. Original story: ANDERSON, Ind. — On a street in Anderson, families say they’ve tried for months to get someone to clean up abandoned properties that are contributing to a major mosquito […]

  • Mom succeeds in changing state law to allow diplomas for deceased seniors

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis mom has succeeded in honoring her son with a change to state law. Sanekah Jackson-Jones lost her son, Jerrold Parker, Jr., last year after he was shot and killed just months before his high school graduation. FOX59 met Jackson-Jones at a Pike Township school board meeting, where she pushed the district to give her her son’s diploma. “He went to school all those years, so I feel like it’s something that’s really necessary for him. […]

  • Family puts up ‘Don’t get scammed’ sign after people try to rent their home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An online listing to rent a three bedroom home for $800 a month looked enticing, but the family living in the home say it’s not for rent. Kentry Burris contacted FOX59 after someone showed up at his door on the west side and said he saw a posting online to rent the home. “He showed us a form and said, ‘This house is showing for rent on Craigslist,'” Burris said. Burris and his family were shocked, since […]

  • Fishers residents call for last-minute change to bridge project

    FISHERS, Ind. — Just a week after demolition started on a bridge over I-69, nearby residents have questioned why the new design won’t include an important feature. The Indiana Department of Transportation posted a video on its Facebook page Tuesday, showing demolition of the Brooks School Road bridge. It may not have expected the response it got, though. “The growing chorus just started getting more and more,” Fishers resident Andrew Maletta said. After someone commented on the video and asked […]

  • Tenant says massive apartment leak didn’t get maintenance’s full attention for days

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A small leak turned into a huge flood inside a woman’s northwest side apartment. Sarah Rakes said she contacted FOX59 because she didn’t know where else to turn. She told us a leak in the apartment above hers started last Thursday. Rakes lives in the Aspen Chase at Eagle Creek apartments. “I came home and noticed there was water dripping from my ceiling,” Rakes said. Rakes said that maintenance came out to look at the leak and […]