Liz Gelardi is a journalist with a passion for storytelling. She joined FOX59 in August 2013 as a reporter. Indianapolis seemed like the perfect fit because she loves the Midwest.

Most recently, Liz was a weekend anchor/reporter with WNEM in Saginaw, Michigan. Her work exposed an an illegal gambling house and followed a high profile trial. Liz’s undercover investigation into a gambling storefront prompted the state’s attorney general to shut it down. During her time in there, she covered the case of a police officer accused of murdering a pregnant woman. She was the first to report his arrest. Liz was there at every court proceeding and throughout the trial. He was ultimately convicted of the murder.

This is her second time living in a capital city. Liz spent time at WLNS in Lansing, Michigan as a video journalist. She covered everything from the legislature to Michigan State University and Lansing’s two General Motors plants.

Liz also lived in Missouri for several years. She worked at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri, as a reporter. One of her most memorable stories was about an ice storm so severe it knocked out power to parts of southeast Missouri for more than two weeks.

Liz is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During college she also spent time as an intern at WDIV in Detroit and WJRT in Flint, Michigan.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising, baking, and catching up with family and friends.
She grew up near Detroit, Michigan. Needless to say, she is a big Detroit Sports fan. (yes, even the Lions) She also likes to watch a good hockey game.

If you have a story idea please send her an email at lgelardi@fox59.com or follow her on twitter @LizGelardi.


Recent Articles
  • Problem building gets new life as a restaurant and multi-purpose center

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 20, 2015) – A vacant building once considered a nuisance in the neighborhood is about to get new life with a mission of bringing together the community. An old restaurant at the corner of N. College and Fairfield will be transformed into a multi-purposed building. Organizer Eddie Owens has a vision to open up a new eatery called ‘Our Restaurant’ and use the second floor as a community center. He also wants to use upstairs office space […]

  • Police work to identify killer in brutal murder of pastor’s pregnant wife

    UPDATE: IMPD released surveillance photos of a person of interest Monday evening. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 16, 2015) – IMPD investigators are not ready to release surveillance images in the Amanda Blackburn murder case. Police spent the weekend following up on leads and working to identify the person captured on surveillance video in Blackburn’s neighborhood. “At this time our investigators have not authorized that photo for release, obviously it’s a balance of ensuring that we give information that is publicly available while […]

  • IN Focus: Politicians, colleagues remember Amos Brown

    Community members and political leaders across Indiana continue to express their sadness after the sudden death of local radio legend Amos Brown, who was laid to rest this weekend. In the video above, Rep. Andre Carson and RadioOne program director Karen Vaughn join us to discuss Brown’s legacy on this week’s edition of FOX59 IN Focus. People lined up to pay their respects to Amos Brown, a local broadcast legend and fixture in the Indianapolis community. A visitation for Brown was held […]

  • Radio legend Amos Brown remembered during visitation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 13, 2015) – People lined up to pay their respects to Amos Brown, a local broadcast legend and fixture in the Indianapolis community. A visitation for Brown was held Friday afternoon with family, city leaders, government officials and loyal listeners showing up to remember him. “He was an amazing voice, he was an amazing voice of advocacy he did his homework and knew where the issues were and then he made sure that he connected people to the solvers of those […]

  • Crime watch group mobilizes neighbors after pastor’s wife killed in home robbery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 12, 2015) – Flyers advertising a reward are in the front window of a neighbor’s house, just a couple doors down from the home where Amanda Blackburn was shot in the head during a robbery. The 28-year-old mother was the wife of an Indianapolis pastor, Davey Blackburn. The couple was expecting their second child. Doctors took the expectant mother off life support and pronounced her dead on Thursday. Neighbors held a Crime Watch meeting the day before […]

  • Indianapolis left with $12 million bill from failed Criminal Justice Complex proposal

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 9, 2015) – The City of Indianapolis could wind up taking out a $12 million short term loan to pay for a project that never even broke ground. A proposal being introduced before the City-County Council would pay for expenses related to attempts to build a new Criminal Justice Complex. The overall project was estimated at $1.7 billion but even though it failed the bills are still adding up. According to the council’s CFO, the city spent […]

  • Police stress pedestrian safety after four people were struck by cars over the weekend

    MARION COUNTY, Ind. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Police are investigating four separate incidents where pedestrians were struck by cars. Two people died as a result of their injuries and two others remain in critical condition. The coroner identified a person killed at the corner of East  32nd Street and Arlington as 52-year-old Patricia Wolfla. According to a police reporter she was struck by a car on Friday, October 30 and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is cooperating with […]

  • IN Focus: Mayoral candidates square off in final debate

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 30, 2015) – Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett squared off in their last debate just days before voters head to the polls. Public safety has continued to be one of the main issues leading up to the election, especially with a recent shooting a Washington Square Mall. The mayoral hopefuls joined host Amos Brown on AM1310 The Light. His questions covered a variety of topics like crime, education, affordable housing and neighborhoods. Some of the […]

  • Candidates for next Indianapolis Mayor square off in last debate before the election

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 30, 2015) – Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett squared off in their last debate just days before voters head to the polls. Public safety has continued to be one of the main issues leading up to the election, especially with a recent shooting a Washington Square Mall. The mayoral hopefuls joined host Amos Brown on AM1310 The Light. His questions covered a variety of topics like crime, education, affordable housing and neighborhoods. Some of the […]

  • State Police auditing IMPD employee with ties to Ponds Army drug gang

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 29, 2015) – Indiana State Police are conducting an audit to review the activity of an IMPD employee who is accused of abusing law enforcement databases to aid a west side drug gang. Police busted Deangra Williams, aka “Dee Dee,” for allegedly using her position as a civilian employee to hand over confidential information to the Ponds Army gang. “Well obviously it’s concerning, very concerning that somebody in law enforcement with that trust and with that accessibility to that […]