As an Indianapolis native, there are fewer people better-suited to report on this great city than Trevor Shirley. He was born in Chicago, but grew up on Indy’s north side; graduating from North Central High School as a proud Panther and then from Indiana University in Bloomington with a journalism degree in hand. Having reported and anchored the news in South Bend, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, Trevor is happy to be back home, sharing great stories and digging for the truth all across Central Indiana.
As a reporter, Trevor has covered many high-profile national news stories, including hurricanes and tropical storms, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign across Florida, and the dramatic arrival and treatment of Ebola patients in Atlanta. He also reported live from the Ferguson riots in Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014 and from Chattanooga, Tennessee, after six military members were murdered by an ISIS-inspired attacker in 2015.
When not at work, Trevor enjoys traveling, reading and checking out new bars and restaurants. He also likes to stay active outside and has never been to a beach he didn’t love (as a warm weather guy, re-adjusting to the Indiana winter has been the only downside of coming back to the Midwest!). Trevor also enjoys scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.
Trevor is always looking for a great story to tell or a problem to solve. Feel free to send him an email at or a tweet @trevor_reports. And be sure to say hello if you see him out and about Indianapolis!!

Recent Articles
  • Kids in need get help from Indianapolis firefighters

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group of Indianapolis kids is getting into the Christmas spirit, all thanks to the Indianapolis Fire Department. On Saturday morning, kids in need from around town were paired up with an Indianapolis firefighter, and got the chance to eat breakfast, pick up some new clothes, and pick up an early Christmas present or two from Santa Claus. “Everybody loves new clothes, new shoes,” said IFD Captain Chris Major, “this is a way to let them be a […]

  • Target store in Nora robbed at gunpoint

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Police are on the hunt for a violent armed robber who held up a Target store in Nora on the city’s north side. In surveillance images, you can see the man with a gun in hand, just feet from terrified employees. According to police, the man who ripped off the store on Wednesday night is a black male, between 20 and 30 years old with a blue bandana covering his face. “I’m probably at this Target once a week […]

  • Child advocacy group gets $23,000 grant

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind.- The Delaware County CASA program is getting some much-needed relief as it continues to feel the effects of the opioid epidemic. CASA is a county program where volunteers advocate for abused and neglected kids who are making their way through the court system. This week, Delaware County CASA found out it’s getting a $23,000 grant from the Funders Forum Collaborative. In Delaware County, there are more than 600 kids who qualify for help from CASA, but director […]

  • Police push holiday shopping safety in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE, Ind.- Many of you have already started your holiday shopping, and now Lawrence police are warning everyone to be careful. The department is also beefing up patrols and offering advice to stay safe via social media. “You just have to be aware of what’s going on,” said shopper Betty Bowen, who is already taking precautions. Police say that is key to keeping yourself safe. Lawrence police are now using more marked and unmarked cars to patrol popular shopping spots. […]

  • Local church hosts active shooter training

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- An Indianapolis church is gearing up for an active shooting training session that organizers hope will protect people all across the region. On Monday, the First Bible Apostolic Church will be hosting pastors from around the state as well as from Ohio with the goal of learning what to do if an active shooter decides to target their places of worship. “We can go back to five years ago this would have never even been thought of to […]

  • Indiana woman filmed during heroin binge now recovering

    LEBANON, Ind. – On July 4, 2017, Michelle Krickmore almost lost it all during a heroin binge at a Lebanon city park. During the episode, passersby filmed her writhing around on the ground while overcome by the drug’s effects. Police arrested her and the video then made its way around social media Now, five months later, Krickmore said she is clean and working on her recovery “The woman in that video,” said Krickmore, “she was lost, angry, bitter, careless.” Krickmore […]

  • Woman attacked by masked gunman on Bedford trail

    BEDFORD, Ind.- One day after it happened, there are still few clues about an attack on the Milwaukee Trail that has the town of Bedford talking. Bedford police said on Saturday a woman told them she was attacked around 3:00 p.m. on the trail by a masked gunman who then tried to tie her up. Police said the woman was able to fight off her attacker and then run for help. According to the department’s Facebook post, the attacker wore […]

  • Women found dead in south side home were sisters

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New details are emerging about the two women found dead in an Indianapolis home on Friday. Police were called out to the home in the 4500 block of Stone Mill Drive around 5:30 p.m., where they found the bodies of 20-year-old Meredith Opel and 27-year-old Mallory Jackson, who have now been confirmed to be sisters. Metro police have not released the killer’s name, but sources say Mallory’s husband, Darrel Jackson, is believed to be the suspected killer. […]

  • Councilman’s molestation charges open door for talks with your kids, experts say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- With the charges of child molestation against Indianapolis City-Councilman Jeff Miller, and the allegations that keep coming out about big names in Hollywood and politics, the issue of sexual abuse is dominating the headlines. It is not a pretty subject to talk about, but experts say it is one that is especially important to discuss with your children, even though it can be terrifying. “There’s not necessarily a certain age, you just want to set the stage for […]

  • Bartholomew County woman reacts after car explodes due to deer collision

    COLUMBUS, Ind.- A Bartholomew county woman is warning drivers after she hit a deer and then her car exploded. Aimie Heltman said it all happened so fast, and now all that is left of her Honda CRV is a hulk of burnt wreckage. “It’s kind of surreal,” said Heltman, “and it all happened very, very quickly.” Friday morning, around 7:00, Heltman was heading east on Becks Grove Rd. in Columbus, when she said a huge deer leaped out from the woods, […]