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Nick McGill is a Reporter for Fox59. He joined our team in October of 2016
Nick comes to us after spending two years out west, where he was a reporter with KUSA-TV in Denver. He credits his time there for helping develop his passion for storytelling.
Before that he spent two years at the NBC affiliate in Toledo.
A native of Chicago, Nick is no Stranger to Indiana. He graduated in 2012 from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, where he studied Mass Communication and Political Science.
When not at work you can usually find Nick out on the golf course or at a brewery or restaurant where he loves trying new local fare.
He’s also an avid bow hunter and is excited to see what Indiana has to offer.
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Recent Articles
  • New program aims to help get kids out of child welfare system and into stable homes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Child Advocates, Inc. and the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society are teaming up to help young Hoosiers involved in Child In Need of Services (CHINS) cases get out of the system and into permanent, stable homes. Since 2014, experts say the number of children in the child welfare system has doubled. The Child Permanency Pilot Project, which will launch on December 1, will be used to help ease that burden. “Besides the trauma of abuse and neglect, you have […]

  • Behind the Badge: Indiana town marshal’s ‘Pop-Tart policing’ method receives big-time support

    ADVANCE, Ind. – A town marshal who gained attention for handing out Pop-Tarts at a school bus stop is receiving some major reinforcements. At the beginning of the school year, Advance town marshal Brad Thomas begun what was later coined “Pop-Tart policing.” Each day he would stand at the town’s school bus stop and hand out Pop-Tarts to the kids preparing to board the bus as a way to build relationships. Eventually, people began to notice Thomas’ daily ritual. And […]

  • Wayne County sets record for drug-related deaths

    RICHMOND, Ind. – Drug-related deaths in Wayne County are skyrocketing. And now the county has already passed its record for most in a year. As of Monday afternoon, county coroner Ron Stevens says Wayne County has had a total of 68 drug-related deaths in 2017. The total has already surpassed the county’s previous record of 57 which was set in 2016. “So, we already exceeded that, and we already have half of November and half of December to go,” Stevens […]

  • Marsh closures will likely affect Salvation Army holiday fundraising

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -The sight of red kettles and the familiar sound of bells ringing in the air will soon return to central Indiana. On Thursday, the Salvation Army is kicking off their annual red kettle fundraising campaign. But ahead of their annual push, officials from the Salvation Army’s Indiana division say they’re concerned fundraising numbers will be down. The organization says the closing of Marsh grocery stores over the summer will likely have a big impact. Statewide red kettles parked […]

  • Bartholomew County officials drawing attention to vandalism, trash at area park

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – There’s no denying that the scenery at Anderson Falls is beautiful, but now county parks and recreation officials are drawing attention to problems that often overshadow the nature preserve. “Sometimes we have some undesirable people show up here and do some things that we really aren’t happy with,” parks board treasurer David Apple said. Apple says over the years the park has seen a regular barrage of people causing damage. Some of the problems include graffiti, […]

  • Faith leader, lawmakers react to mass shooting at Texas church

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Heads of local churches say they are reevaluating their security plans in the wake of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting. Reverend Malachi Walker, the co-pastor at the Great Commission Church of God, says he plans on upgrading the security at his church immediately. “We have to come up with some better type of systematic way of securing the building,” he said. Walker says it’s time for churches to reexamine their “open-door policies” which have typically been the […]

  • IN Focus: How will lawmakers handle debate over constitutional carry?

    INDIANAPOLIS – A panel of state lawmakers has recommended lessening restrictions on firearms in the Hoosier State.  The committee, which was tasked with studying the potential repeal of the laws that require a person to attain a license to carry a handgun, released their recommendation Monday afternoon. While the recommendation doesn’t endorse the proposal, it does seek to lessen or remove so-called “hurdles” that stand in the way of Hoosier’s 2nd Amendment rights. “It can be very difficult or kind […]

  • Martinsville honors hate crime victim 50 years after her murder: ‘Never too late to do the right thing’

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – The City of Martinsville is hoping to honor a woman killed nearly fifty years ago in what police have identified as a hate crime. On Sept. 16, 1968, 21-year-old Carol Jenkins-Davis was killed while selling encyclopedias. To this day, her family says they’ve gone without closure. This week, the mayors of Martinsville and Rushville honored Carol’s life. “It’s never too late to do the right thing. Fifty years, ten years, one day, it’s never too late to […]

  • The trouble with prosecuting officer-involved shootings

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As many questions surround the decision by a special prosecutor not to charge the officers involved in the shooting death of Aaron Bailey, experts are drawing attention to the difficulty of prosecuting such cases. A recent study  out of Bowling Green State University shows that despite there being about 1,000 police shootings  each year, only 80 officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter from the years 2005 to April of this year. Jack Crawford, a former […]

  • Hancock County to roll out “Panic Button” app for schools, county buildings

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Active shooter situations have become all too common at schools across the country. Now, officials in Hancock County are rolling out a new way to connect schools with first responders in case of a threat. On Tuesday, county commissioners officially signed off on the Panic Button app by Rave Mobile to be used in county schools and government buildings. The app can contact 911, reach out to on and off-duty law enforcement and notifies people in […]