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
  • Indiana Unclaimed: Home of the Missing Millions

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Each year, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General receives millions of dollars’ worth of unclaimed property. But what many people do not realize is that it’s not just wages or insurance policies, there are valuables and other odds-and-ends recovered as well. “We receive some basic common stuff every year, with coins and marriage certificates and things like that, that are thrown into a safe keeping box,” said Lindsey Mayes, Director of the Unclaimed Property, “occasionally we open one […]

  • Drones to the Rescue: A new age of public safety technology

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Are drones the public safety tool of the future? Wayne Township Fire Department certainly thinks so. For the past three years, the department has invested in, and expanded, the used of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to a point where they’re second nature on many calls. “Once we got the aircraft and we started using them, we immediately saw a huge benefit,” said Cpt. Michael Pruitt, public information officer with Wayne Township Fire Department. The first immediate benefit Wayne Township […]

  • Basement, parking lot at Lewis Cass Jr. & Sr. High School flooded after rain

    WALTON, Ind. – Torrential rain left its mark on Lewis Cass Jr. & Sr. High School. The outside of the school looked like a lake after a storm dumped several of inches of rain on the area Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to Superintendent Tim Garland, flooding inside the school only affected the basement. He said they’ll have to replace the heating and cooling pumps. “Last night our maintenance guy had called me and said that we had major […]

  • 13-day bicycle ride honors fallen officers, families

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Monday morning, more than a dozen cyclists embarked on a 13-day journey across Indiana. The 16th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride honors officers killed in the line of duty, and offers support to the families they left behind. The organization started in 2012, but the inaugural 13 day tour didn’t start until 2012. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb launched the annual ride from the Police and Firefighters Memorial outside the statehouse. His wife, First Lady Janet Holcomb, is […]

  • Monumental Marketplace showcases “Indiana Grown” products

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Dozens of Hoosier farmers and businesses are taking over Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis Friday to celebrate two years of the state-sponsored Indiana Grown initiative. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, the Monumental Marketplace will offer Indiana Grown members an opportunity to showcase their products, meet the consumers and encourage people to make a choice to shop local. Indiana Grown was started by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) as a way educate consumers on which products […]

  • Bicyclist critically hurt after being struck by car on southwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating after a vehicle struck a bicyclist along Kentucky Avenue near Rybolt Avenue on the city’s southwest side Tuesday night. The incident was reported just before 11:15 p.m. A car hit the cyclist, who went to an area hospital in critical condition. Witnesses told a FOX59 crew that the bike appeared to have rolled right in front of the car. The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with the […]

  • Proposed church construction on Fishers driving range now ‘on hold’

    FISHERS, Ind.– Plans to build a church on a current driving range in Fishers have hit “pause” after backlash from surrounding neighborhoods. Itown Church told its congregation Sunday that it’s securing a new parcel of land less than a mile away from the driving range it was set on purchasing. The church has been in negotiations with Gray Eagle golf course to buy the driving range located at 126th Street and Brook School Road in Fishers. But the deal didn’t sit […]

  • Youth death rates, high-poverty areas remain concerns in new KIDS COUNT Data Book

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—New data released Tuesday is giving Hoosiers a snapshot of child welfare throughout the state. The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book, compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked Indiana 28th in the nation when it comes to overall child well-being, with New Hampshire coming in first, and Mississippi ranking last. KIDS COUNT Data Book evaluates four measures of childhood well-being including family and community, economic, education and health. The Data Book finds that Indiana improved in the past […]

  • One dead in south side shooting, another shot multiple times

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are searching for a suspected killer after a double shooting on the south side of the city. The violence claimed one woman’s life, and sent a second person to the hospital in serious condition, according to police. Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 7200 block of Creekbrook Drive in response to a person shot. When authorities arrived at the Southport Crossing Apartments, they found a 34-year-old woman dead in the […]

  • 19-year-old shot multiple times, dies in west side parking lot

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A young man was shot multiple times and left for dead in an apartment complex’s parking lot Sunday morning. Speedway Police and Metro Police were called to the 5600 block of Whitcomb Ct. at around 1:30 a.m. and found 19-year-old Fairely Griffie laying in the parking lot. Authorities at the scene say the man had been shot multiple times. Despite efforts to revive him by both police and medics, the man died at the scene. “We do […]