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
  • Your Town Friday: Greenwood Parks and Rec’s major re-do!

    Greenwood, Ind. – This Friday we’re checking out the sixth largest city in Indiana. Not only is Greenwood‘s popular festival this weekend, but there have been some major changes to hundreds of acres of park space. “It’s kind of that old cliché of if you build it, they will come,” said Rob Taggart, Director of Greenwood Parks and Recreation. And they sure are! “Oh we’re talking Louisville, Sellersburg, Greenfield, Greensburg and Columbus. It’s truly a destination.” Greenwood Parks and Rec […]

  • Your Town Friday: Head to Franklin, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – If you want to take your family to see a movie and get snacks this weekend, it could cost you a pretty penny! But that’s not the story in the town of Franklin, home of the historic Artcraft Theatre. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the town is about 20 miles south of Indianapolis. The Artcraft Theatre opened in 1922 on Main Street as a silent theatre and Vaudeville house. In 1948, an art deco style was added, hence […]

  • Your Town Friday: Peanut Butter Fans and… Fans!

    Zionsville, Ind. – Did you know Zionsville has something no other town in America has? We’ve taken you there before a few years ago, but something unexpected happened so we went back. And, how did one Zionsville family take their love of peanut butter and spread it nationwide? We’re heading to Boone County for this week’s Your Town Friday! First, we’ll go inside a small house tucked away along Zionsville’s Main Street where Jon Weed and his family spend more […]

  • Your Town Friday: Jamestown and the park designed by the people

    Jamestown, Ind. – In this week’s Your Town Friday, Lindy Thackston heads to Jamestown in Boone County and finds out how one cold day in May changed the town park’s landscape. Watch the video above for the story!

  • Your Town Friday: Jamestown and Advance

    Jamestown, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday, we’re headed to Boone County. One man moved his business there and all his friends called him crazy. It turns out it was the best move he’s ever made. “I was driving through town one day and I just kind of felt a pull, so I went down and turned around and came back and I saw this building,” said Sid Schocke. “You couldn’t see in the windows so I came […]

  • Your Town Friday: Red Bull Global Rallycross debuts at Lucas Oil Raceway, Hear from driver Scott Speed

    Hendricks County, Ind. – Red Bull Global Rallycross makes its long-awaited debut in Indianapolis on July 8-9 at Lucas Oil Raceway! Many Indianapolis-based teams race in the series, including Andretti Autosport. Lindy Thackston talked to driver Scott Speed Friday morning as his team was getting ready for the weekend. Watch the video link above to see the interview. The two-day event will see the 600-horsepower Supercars and their GRC Lites counterparts take on a varied course featuring a mixture of dirt […]

  • Your Town Friday: Jumping in and cooling off in Lebanon

    Lebanon, Ind. – After days of rain, we’re finally in store for a nice, dry weekend! So for this week’s Your Town Friday, Lindy checked out Seashore Waterpark in Lebanon. Watch the video to see the slides and wave pool and hear about how the park was designed with community input. You can also click here for more or check out the Seashore Waterpark Facebook page!

  • Your Town Friday: Lebanon residents welcome two new places with open arms

    Lebanon, Ind. – If you live in Indianapolis, you might take places for granted. Do you want a local beer? No problem. Do you need a dress for a last-minute event? Not a big deal. But for people in small towns, it is a big deal! But Lebanon residents don’t have to rack up mileage to get those anymore! Chris Johnson and his business partner Brett wanted to expand their Lafayette-based People’s Brewing Company. Out of all the options, they […]

  • Lindy shared her favorite bread recipes in honor of Fox’s Masterchef’s week

    Indianapolis, Ind. – As part of FOX’s Masterchef week, some of our morning show anchors are sharing recipes they like to make at home. Lindy Thackston showed two of her favorite bread recipes Tuesday morning. Here are the recipes for Jalapeno Popper Garlic Bread and Banana Cheesecake Bread: Jalapeno Popper Garlic Bread This is adapted from this recipe! Yields 1 9×5 loaf pan or 4 to 5 mini loaves Ingredients 1.5 cups bacon (about 10-12 slices), cooked and chopped into […]

  • Your Town Friday: National Powwow picks Danville

    Danville, Ind. – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not check out the National Powwow? The National Powwow picked an Indiana town this year! The National Powwow is held every three years in different parts of the country since 1969. This year, the organizers picked Danville. “Walking up you can hear the drums, you can hear the singing, you’ll hear the dancers, you’ll hear the bells and you’ll smell the food,” said Otto Hamilton. Otto and […]