Lindy Thackston anchors FOX 59 Morning News weekdays from 4 to 7 a.m. She’s been with FOX 59 since October 2013. Lindy is a Hoosier and happy to be home!

While not in the newsroom, Lindy is an emcee for Indiana Pacers games and a trackside announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the IMS PA team.

Lindy has spent more than 16 years covering news, sports and entertainment. She has been an anchor and reporter at various stations, including WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana, WSIL-TV in southern Illinois and First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida.

She spent many years as an IndyCar Series pit reporter and pre-race host for the Versus Network and NBC Sports Network and also reported from college football sidelines for a few years.

Lindy has been a fill-in host for the Daily Buzz, a three-hour morning entertainment show that airs in a large part of the country, and a reporter for Hollywood 411 on the TV Guide Network.

She is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards and several Associated Press Awards.

Lindy is from Frankfort, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University.

She has been married to her husband Christian since January 2014 and they had a son in October 2015.


Recent Articles
  • YTF: Race Week Edition!

    Speedway, Ind. – For this race week edition of Your Town Friday, where else would we head but Speedway?! Speedway City was established in 1912 near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which was there first. The 4.2 square mile area was incorporated as the Town of Speedway in 1926. Of course IMS has influenced the way of life in Speedway. It’s the “Racing Capital of the World” and Speedway has always reflected that, and been proud. Many people move there and […]

  • Your Town Friday: Cruising through Plainfield

    Plainfield, Ind. – We’re riding around Plainfield for this week’s Your Town Friday… and in a really nice car! “My parents got married and both had Mustangs, then I came along in ’68 and my dad had bought a ’69 Mach 1 and I just have the fondest memories of riding in that car,” said Brian Legg. “So it was natural that I was probably going to end up in Mustangs somehow.” It was in Brian’s blood! And that of […]

  • Your Town Friday: Speedway’s Donald Davidson keeps Indy 500’s history in his head

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Did you know the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was around before the town of Speedway? IMS was built on the outskirts of Indianapolis in 1909. The first race was in 1911. A year later, plans were drafted for Speedway City, a “horseless” place for people to drive cars and create parts for new modes of transportation. The land was incorporated as the Town of Speedway in 1926 with 507 people. Today, the population is a little more than […]

  • Your Town Friday: Meet Mr. Muffins

    Atlanta, Ind. – All aboard! This Your Town Friday we’re heading 30 miles north of downtown Indianapolis, just east of U.S. 31. A man bought the land in 1846 and called it Buena Vista. As was often the case back then, community survival depended on the railroad. Fortunately for them, the IP&C Railroad laid down tracks. But look closely at this picture from 1909 and you’ll notice is says Atlanta, not Buena Vista. That’s because a larger community had already […]

  • Your Town Friday: Murphy the dog and his love for one community

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This Your Town Friday, we’re going to a community within a community! Indianapolis has Riley Hospital for Children downtown, a place children call home for days, weeks or much longer. It was 100 years ago, a local doctor had an idea for a children’s hospital named after Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. It officially opened in 1924 on Riley’s birthday. Mark Noble, an 11-year-old from Decatur, had polio and was the first patient. In 1971, Indiana’s Neonatal […]

  • Your Town Friday: A woman feeding her neighbors in Sheridan

    Sheridan, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday, we’re heading to a town only 2.1 square miles. Sheridan in Hamilton County is home to about 3,000 people. The origins of Sheridan are a little foggy. A disastrous fire destroyed town hall and all the documents inside and many other buildings in 1913, but most people agree the town formed around 1860. State Roads 47 and 38 intersect in Sheridan and it’s 30 miles north of downtown Indianapolis. We went […]

  • Your Town Friday: Meet “Kimformation”

    Indianapolis, Ind. – Kim Nguyen was 37 and as far as she knew, she was healthy. Although she had noticed some morning headaches for a couple weeks. One day she took her daughter to a birthday party and Kim got hit in the head with a golf ball. “The next morning I woke up and had the worst headache ever and I said, I better get this checked out,” said Kim. A scan of her head showed a baseball-sized tumor. […]

  • YTF: Avon dad waits for heart transplant, uses hospital equipment to build model cars

    UPDATE March 30, 2018 at 4am – Jeremy received a heart overnight and is currently in surgery. Check back for updates here and on Lindy Thackston’s Twitter and Facebook pages! Indianapolis, Ind. – His hands have turned something in pieces into something worth showcasing since he was 8 years old. That stopped on his birthday in 2012. “I went to Golden Corral to eat my birthday dinner and I thought I just ate a lot of food, but I didn’t,” […]

  • Your Town Friday: Ladoga

    LADOGA, Ind. — Imagine being the first person to settle somewhere! Back in 1836, a man named John Myers made his way to a vast open space that we now know as Ladoga. He asked his friends to help him find a town name. He had a couple requirements: it couldn’t end in “burg” or “ville,” and couldn’t be named after another town. The town ended up choosing Ladoga after finding “Lake Ladoga” on a map of Russia. We heard […]

  • Your Town Friday: A great grandmother in Shelbyville sure to melt your heart

    Shelbyville, Ind. – There are some people you just can’t help but love and Shirley Bailey from Shelbyville is one of those good souls. After hearing from many people that Shirley is the perfect person for Your Town Friday, we surprised her with a phone call and went to Shelby County to spend the morning with her! Shelbyville is about 25 miles southeast of Indianapolis. Roughly 19,000 people live there and Shirley has probably fed most of them at her […]