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
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    Indianapolis, Ind. – The Indianapolis Zoo opened in 1964 and today it’s a leader in animal conservation and research. And it’s also a tradition for many of you during the holiday season! For this week’s Your Town Friday, we met with the Indianapolis Zoo’s senior trainer and some penguins and sea lions for a behind-the-scenes look at Christmas at the Zoo. More than one million people visit the Indianapolis Zoo each year. The 64-acre Zoo is home to nearly 14 […]

  • Your Town Friday: Flat Fork Creek Park, Crave Ice Cream Social, Wooden Bear Brewing

    Hamilton County, Ind. – We picked a cold morning to check out Flat Fork Creek Park, but near-freezing temperatures didn’t stop the people who love this place! “It’s a place where we want people to just unplug,” said Tony Elliot, Director of Parks and Recreation for Fishers. This park is one of Tony’s newest. It’s only a couple years old. “It’s a little taste of Eagle Creek or Brown County here in Fishers. It’s very close to the city, very […]

  • Your Town Friday: Haunted ropes course in Hamilton County!

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – How do you think you’d do on a haunted house ropes course? Give it a try this Halloween weekend in Hamilton County! It’s at Strawtown Koteewi Park, right off State Road 37 just past 216th street. Koteewi Park has more than 800 acres of adventure. You can find your balance in the tree top trails or plant your feet on solid ground and take aim at the archery range. “We see a lot of people that come […]

  • Your Town Friday: McCordsville in Hancock County

    McCordsville, Ind. – A town in Hancock County is growing so fast, even the town manager can’t believe the numbers. She credits one thing for the rise of McCordsville’s popularity, and that’s where we’re heading for this week’s Your Town Friday! If you ask Town Manager Tonya Galbraith what she does, she makes it easy to understand in just a few seconds. “It’s like playing SimCity in real life because we are getting to make a town!” said Galbraith. “When […]

  • Your Town Friday: Arcane Coffee Company calls Danville home

    DANVILLE, Ind. – Dudley Foreman filled growlers of a different kind in a past life. “I was a home brewer and it became a little too time consuming so I started roasting coffee,” said Foreman. “So I ordered some coffee, threw it on a pan on the stove and nearly burned my house down!” But he kept at it, and five years later he was able to quit his job and start selling coffee at farmer’s markets in Hendricks County. But […]

  • Your Town Friday: Aunt, niece go into business together in North Salem

    NORTH SALEM, Ind. – Going into business with family can be a big risk. It’s a risk one aunt and her niece in North Salem to decided to take. And the people in their small town have become family themselves. That’s where we’re headed for this week’s Your Town Friday! North Salem takes up a total area of a quarter square mile. To put that into perspective, Indianapolis sits on 368 square miles. North Salem was laid out in 1935 […]

  • Your Town Friday: Belleville

    Belleville, Ind. – If you’ve driven west on US 40 past Plainfield, you’ve passed through a tiny Hendricks County town called Belleville. Belleville is so small, there isn’t any current census data, but it’s home to one wildly successful market still going strong after more than 60 years! Watch this week’s Your Town Friday above to see the story of the Belleville Farm Market and co-owner Randy Franklin. Randy says, “We buy from the same families every year. The customers […]

  • Your Town Friday: The Vandalia Trail

    Amo, Ind. – Have you ever noticed many Indiana trails, like the Vandalia Trail, run along old railroad routes? “The railroad infrastructure was ideal for trail structure,” said Greg Midgley. “The drainage is perfect. And usually it’s very scenic areas they go through.” From woods to creeks to wide open spaces, Midgley knows every inch of the Vandalia Trail in Hendricks County. He was the project manager for the original rustic Vandalia Trail project! He’s now the President of National […]

  • 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 […]