Important message for Lafayette-area viewers about FOX59

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.
Feel free to drop him a line on Twitter at @NickMcGilltv or at nmcgill@fox59.com


Recent Articles
  • New rules go into effect for Social Security disability claims

    WASHINGTON D.C. — It may soon be harder to file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration. New regulations, which went into effect on Monday, are eliminating the so-called “treating-physician rule.” Until now, the rule required benefits adjudicators to give significant weight to a physician’s report supporting an applicant’s claim for benefits. Critics say this will likely make it harder for people to prove they’re entitled to disability payments. In their summary on the Federal Register, the Social Security […]

  • IUPUI professor says he knows how fast your home will sell

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind– Selling a home can sometimes be a headache. Depending on the situation, sometimes months or even years can go by before a buyer is found. A professor at IUPUI believes he can take the guess work out of knowing when a particular home will find a buyer. Associate Professor Mohammad Al Hasan says he’s spent the last year studying more than 10,000 home sales in central Indiana. He asserts that by examining the variables of each sale (bedrooms, […]

  • Kokomo band gets once in a lifetime opportunity, opens for Bon Jovi

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind– This day is a little different than previous ones for the band, Shiny Penny. The Kokomo-based band is quite literally experiencing the “big stage” for the first time. Tonight, they’re the opening act for Bon Jovi at Banker. “We don’t know what it’s going to be like yet. At this point we’re just imagining what it’ll be like,” lead singer Dean Schimmelpfennig said. For the band, the Bon Jovi concert is the culmination of eight years of hard work. […]

  • Eskenazi Hospital looks to curb youth violence with new initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new program from Eskenazi Hospital is looking to curb youth violence in the Circle City. Recently, the hospital was awarded a $1 million grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. With that money, they will launch “Indy Heartbeat,” a two year pilot program focusing its efforts on reducing youth violence on the city’s north side. “We have to look at violence as a symptom of a disease,” said Injury Prevention Coordinator for Eskenazi […]

  • Friends, family remember world-renowned poet, activist Mari Evans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In a ceremony Monday afternoon, family, friends and contemporaries paid tribute to Mari Evans, who died earlier this month. Evans was a world-renowned poet and author. She first gained prominence during the Black Arts Movement. Plenty of Indianapolis officials, including Mayor Joe Hogsett and Deputy Mayor David Hampton, were in attendance. The service was also highlighted by other literary figures such as Sonia Sanchez, who read a poem in Evans’ honor. Evans, who was born in Toledo, […]

  • Kokomo’s oldest Italian restaurant inducted into Pizza Hall of Fame

    KOKOMO, Ind. — A longtime Kokomo restaurant is getting some national recognition. PMQ Pizza Magazine inducted Martino’s Italian Villa into the Pizza Hall of Fame. The restaurant, which is Kokomo’s oldest Italian restaurant, has been serving up hot slices and old world Italian flair for nearly 60 years. Frank and Angela Martino first opened Martino’s in 1962. The Martino family says their secret to long success has been changing very little since the restaurant opened. Even 81-year-old co-founder Angela still […]

  • Brokers say ticket prices are on the rise for NCAA tournament

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — If you’re planning on going to this weekend’s NCAA tournament games, you might want to buy your tickets earlier rather than later. According to local brokers, ticket prices are continuing to rise. At Circle City Tickets, owners say just getting in the door for the Friday afternoon game will cost fans about $70. On websites like StubHub, tickets for that same game were topping out around $500. Those prices are expected to rise much higher for the […]

  • Greenfield community helping man with ALS who has spent life helping others

    GREENFIELD, Ind. — For most of his life, David Barkes has always been the guy that helps people. For the last 18 year he was an intensive care unit nurse for Community North Hospital. Now, he’s in the fight of his life. Barkes was diagnosed with ALS last year. The use of his arms and legs has already been dramatically reduced, and he now has trouble speaking and swallowing as the disease takes its course. Asking for help is unfamiliar […]

  • Lawmakers look to reduce youth suicide rates

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind–Youth suicide is a growing problem in Indiana. Recently, state lawmakers have taken new steps to help reduce the rate of lives lost. The Indiana House has approved a bill that would require schools to provide suicide prevention training for anyone in the education system that deals with kids in grades 7- 12. Republican Rep. Julie Olthoff, who authored the bill, says if passed it would require the training to be redone every two years. “Teachers are close to this […]

  • 10-year-old boy paralyzed in drive-by shooting now making ‘huge strides’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind— An Indianapolis boy who was paralyzed after a 2015 drive-by shooting, is making big strides in his recovery. Ty-Juan Preer was just 8 years old when he lost the ability to use his legs and trunk. Now, thanks to weekly physical therapy at Riley Hospital for Children, Preer has begun to walk. “We have overcome so much, progressed so much,” Ty-Juan’s mother Shenetta Preer said. Walking is now a regular part of Ty-Juan’s physical therapy, using the help […]