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: 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 […]

  • 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 […]