Tricia Harte is a reporter for FOX59 News. She joined the news team in October 2016, continuing her work in the Hoosier state.

Before moving to Indy, Tricia worked as a reporter and anchor at the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Indiana for more than three years. While shooting, writing and editing her own work, Tricia won the Indiana Associated Press’s “Best Reporter” award in 2015, and “Outstanding Feature” in 2014.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in political science and television. During her senior year she started working part time at the NBC affiliate writing web stories and shooting spot news. She started on-air immediately after graduation and loved the opportunity to stay so close to her alma mater to cheer on the Fighting Irish!

Tricia hails from the Garden State and will always be a Jersey Girl at heart. She loves to cook, run and watch crime shows on television. She’s excited to start covering the stories that matter to you in Indianapolis.


Recent Articles
  • Behind the Scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo: Deserts Exhibit

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind . — The Indianapolis Zoo’s “Deserts” exhibits may be the warmest way to see the animals during the winter months. The exhibit is encased by a geometric dome and kept at roughly 84 degrees year round for the species housed inside. FOX59 got a behind-the-scenes look at what keepers at the Indianapolis Zoo’s Deserts exhibit do before visitors arrive. “It’s the majority of our day is to take care of all of them, make sure they’re OK, give […]

  • Trail improvements planned and funded, 1 year after Delphi double murder

    DELPHI, Ind.—Almost immediately after the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, the conversations in the small community started swirling about trail safety. The teens disappeared after going for a walk along the Delphi Historic Trails on February 13, 2017, and their bodies were discovered the following day. A trail task force convened less than a month after the shocking crime; its goal was to identify and implement feasible safety improvements along the trail and its access points. […]

  • Murders of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi remain unsolved 1 year later, but case far from ‘cold’

    DELPHI, Ind.—The disappearance and murders of two young teens in Delphi continue to haunt the small, close-knit community one year later. Posters bearing photos of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, remain displayed on storefronts and businesses throughout Delphi–reminders of an unsolved double homicide and an unidentified killer still at large. February 2017: On Feb. 13, 2017, best friends Libby and Abby went for a walk along the Delphi Historic Trails on a Monday afternoon. Police say the girls […]

  • 1 dead, 5 injured after fire sparks at Frankfort farmhouse

    FRANKFORT, Ind. — A 39-year-old man who was entrapped in a farmhouse fire in Frankfort died from his injuries Monday afternoon. The fire department says the man, who has not been identified, was pulled from the structure in the 2200 block of Rossville Ave. early in the morning. CPR was performed on him before he was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he passed away around 3:30 p.m. The man was one of six people who were injured, including a 5-year-old boy. […]

  • State Police data shows dramatic drop in meth lab busts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Data from Indiana State Police shows a dramatic drop in methamphetamine lab busts in the nearly two years since legislators made one of the drug’s key ingredients harder to buy.   Once dubbed the meth capitol of the United States, Indiana has long battled a stigma with methamphetamine. Lawmakers started restricting the amount of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine that customers can purchase in stores in 2013—both drugs are common ingredients in cold medicine and a key ingredient in methamphetamine.   […]

  • Looking back at Carmel Christkindlmarkt 2017, plans for 2018

    CARMEL, Ind.— Officials in Carmel look back at the maiden Christkindlmarkt and call it an overwhelming success. An estimated 150,000 people attended during the six-weeks it was open, and spent roughly $1.2 million according to early projections. “Fantastic,” said Carmel City Councilor Jeff Worrell, “All the feedback from people who attended were really pleased with the concept, the idea of something like this being held in Carmel. I received glowing reviews.” Ask around, and most everyone will point you in […]

  • 2017 Crime Wrap: Tracking Indianapolis Homicides

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — 2017 will go down as the deadliest year on record in the Circle City. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) investigated 175 homicides as of December 28th, out of those, 152 have been deemed “criminal.” The murders happened all across the city. According to an IMPD report released in early December, the City’s northeast district saw the highest percentage of murders: 3% Downtown 14% Northwest 12% Southwest 17% Southeast 23% North 32% Northeast In most of these murders, […]

  • Coroner’s office identifies man who died in officer-involved shooting in Lawrence; second suspect arrested

    LAWRENCE, Ind. — The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as 28-year-old Jesse Scarsbrook. Tuesday afternoon, officers from Lawrence Police Department responded to a reported robbery at Big Boy Hobbies in the 8800 block of Pendleton Pike. One suspect–Scarsbrook–left the scene in a black Ford Mustang and led police on a brief pursuit to 46th and Mithoeffer Road, where he crashed. Authorities say Scarsbrook then carjacked a vehicle […]

  • Police: ‘Uncertainty’ slows identification of two bodies found in Indianapolis Sunday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Investigators say uncertainty is bogging down the investigation into two bodies found Sunday in Indianapolis. The first was found on the west side early Sunday morning, and the second was discovered several hours later on the far south side. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department can’t determine if the deaths were homicides or accidents due to the “uncertainty of what is presented to investigators.” Right now, IMPD says it has only “generic portions” of information to go on. Officers […]

  • One year later: Remembering four sisters killed in Flora house fire

    FLORA, Ind.—One year after a fire claimed the lives of four young sisters in Flora, the community still has few answers about what happened and who did it. Investigators said the fire at 103 E. Columbia Street was arson. Police said they looked at people of interest, but they never took anyone into custody. Twelve months later, no suspect has been named and family of the girls question whether any progress has been made. A candlelight vigil is scheduled for […]