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: Living a Gardener’s Dream in Avon and a summer favorite in Hendricks County is this weekend

    Avon, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday, we’re continuing our tour of Hendricks County and heading to Avon. The first settlement at Avon was made around 1830. The first Post Office there actually opened as “Smootsdale” and was soon renamed Avon! The town is home to about 16,000 people. One Avon woman is living the dream of many amateur gardeners. Karen Robbins calls herself a “plant-a-holic” and she has acres and acres to prove it. “We have more […]

  • Your Town Friday: Cooling off in Brownsburg

    Brownsburg, Ind. – Did you know Brownsburg hasn’t always had that name? The original name was Harrisburg until a Post Office was established and they realized another Post Office in Indiana already laid claim to the name! That was in 1836 and more than 21,000 people live in the Hendricks County town today. “What I love about Brownsburg is it’s constantly growing and improving and progressing,” said Travis Tranbarger. Travis knows what it used to be and sees its future […]

  • Your Town Friday: Well-known Danville restaurant makes big change, Longtime Amo tradition adds another year

    Danville, Ind. – This week’s Your Town Friday will make you smile! We went about 20 miles west of Indianapolis to check out Danville. Danville sits in the exact center of Hendricks County. Nine-thousand people live there and if you do, you probably know Tracy Jones and Bill Franklin! The own Court House Grounds on the Danville square. “Bill and I have been best friends for years and we opened a coffee shop and bakery on Christmas Eve of 1998,” […]

  • Your Town Friday: Racing Capital of the World

    Indianapolis, Ind. – The destination for this week’s Your Town Friday is a no-brainer! We’re checking out the Racing Capital of the World. In 1909, four men bought land to build a race track. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was on the map well before the town of Speedway was. In fact, Speedway took shape 17 years later. Carl Fisher, one of Speedway’s four founders, envisioned the town as the first “horseless city.” He wanted an automobile-driven, comfortable town for families […]

  • Your Town Friday: From “the catch” to Marlin Jackson’s big plays off the field

    Indianapolis, Ind. – There is a former Colts player from Pennsylvania who has decided to call Indianapolis his family’s home turf. You might know him for “the catch,” but his legendary play pales in comparison to the legacy he’s leaving in some of Indy’s roughest neighborhoods. Former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Marlin Jackson’s interception against the New England Patriots in the 2007 AFC Championship Game helped send the Colts to the Super Bowl where the team beat the Chicago Bears to […]

  • Your Town Friday: Broad Ripple’s past, present and future

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The year was 1836. The place didn’t even have a name yet. But a man named Jacob Coil and his family were moving from Virginia and stopped on the banks of the White River. The first written reference to the name “Broad Ripple” was found one year later in Coil’s will. He picked “Broad Ripple” because the ripple in the river at that point was the broadest in the country. So broad, legend has it, only one […]

  • Local doctors offer suggestions to new parents experiencing sex slumps

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s a secret many moms joke about over wine with girlfriends, but no one wants to really talk about it. We’re talking about sex, or lack of it, especially with new parents. “I don’t think we pay enough attention to it,” said Dr. Nicole Scott, OB/GYN at IU Health and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at IU School of Medicine. “It’s an important part of a woman’s life and a couple’s relationship.” The problem is so […]

  • Your Town Friday: Whitestown and a population explosion!

    Whitestown, Ind. – If you had to guess what the fastest growing community in the state is, would you pick Whitestown? It’s topped the list for five years and it’s expected to happen again this year! The population in the Boone County town has boomed to 8,000, more than doubling in just the past six years. It is one of the youngest communities around, with an average age of just 30-years-old. Whitestown was founded in 1851. It grew and flourished, thanks […]

  • Your Town Friday: Agrarian and backyard chickens!

    Indianapolis, Ind. – Do you know anyone with chickens in their backyard? More families are building coops and collecting fresh eggs daily! For this week’s Your Town Friday, we’re traveling to the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood to meet a family with nine chickens in their backyard. We also visit Agrarian, an urban farm store helping families all across central Indiana do everything from building coops to canning to beekeeping! Check out the video!

  • Your Town Friday: Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ireland, Indiana!

    Ireland, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday, where else would we go but Ireland? Ireland, Indiana that is! Ireland is in Dubois County, approximately 120 miles from downtown Indianapolis near Jasper. Back in 1816, an Irish man named John Stewart bought the land from the United States government. The town was intended to be called American City, but the post office wouldn’t approve that so it was changed to Ireland. Stewart’s son and four others laid out the […]