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 tshirley@fox59.com or a tweet @trevor_reports. And be sure to say hello if you see him out and about Indianapolis!!


Recent Articles
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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Next week, the doors of Bloomington’s newest dance club will open up, but it’s already drawing criticism from local leaders. That’s because the establishment, called Kilroy’s Recess, will not only serve alcohol but also allow anyone inside as long as they’re 18 years old. The new venue will take the place currently occupied by Kilroy’s Dunkirk on Bloomington’s Kirkwood Avenue. “I’m honestly excited for it,” said 18-year-old IU freshman Tanner Shapiro, “I don’t know if we’re going to […]

  • Fishers business booms during Gen Con

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Starting Thursday, more than 60,000 fantasy-gaming enthusiasts will converge on the Indiana Convention Center. Gen Con is back in town for the 15th year in a row. Now, one local business owner is turning his passion for gaming into a booming business at the gaming convention. Tom Anders is from Fishers and opened his business, Impact Miniatures, thirteen years ago. For the past eleven years, he’s been selling his products at conventions, including Gen Con, along with […]

  • Indy’s 2018 budget adds money for police and roads

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- We are getting our first look at Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s (D) 2018 city budget proposal, which his office says will be the first “structurally balanced” budget in ten years. The plan is being billed as the infrastructure and public safety budget, highlighting two of the biggest portions of this proposal. “What we’re proposing tonight isn’t just the first structurally balanced budget we’ve seen in about a decade, but it also makes significant investments in roads, sidewalks, storm […]

  • Martinsville schools facing bus headaches

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind.- There are continuing transportation frustrations in Martinsville for parents and bus drivers. In fact, some tell us this week was the worst start to a school year they’ve seen. This is the latest school district to have transportation problems as the school year begins. Some say students have been riding on buses for hours and some drivers say the situation is unsafe. “They can’t get the bus routes down and we still have students who have no buses,” said […]

  • Mold shuts down Fishers fire station until Saturday

    FISHERS, Ind.-  A Fishers firehouse is out of use until Saturday after officials found mold growing in the building’s walls. Early this week, officials found mold was growing inside the walls of one of the rooms where firefighters sleep at Station 392, located at 116th St. and Brook School Rd. They’ve now got professionals working to clean it all out. “Out of the safety concerns for our firefighters, to be precautionary, we moved the firefighters out of the station,” said […]

  • I-70 ramp closure impacting drivers in Greenfield

    GREENFIELD, Ind.- Drivers may soon be in for a miles-long shock when they get to the eastbound on-ramp to I-70 off of State Road 9 in Greenfield. INDOT shut down the ramp Friday, citing safety of workers on the Brandywine Creek bridge rehab project, just east of the ramp. There have been a number of wrecks recently around that construction zone. “It kind of sucks that you have to take a…drive just to get back to where you need to […]

  • Funeral escort killed in crash during procession

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- A funeral procession Saturday afternoon turned deadly after a motorcycle escort is hit by a car, killing the motorcycle’s driver. Authorities say a car pulled out fast from an alley right into the procession on 30th Street at Winthrop Avenue, hitting the bike and killing its driver. “Anything can happen in the blink of a second,” said Jason Johnson. He knows that all too well. Johnson happened to be the other motorcycle escort in the procession when the […]

  • Cops raid suspected meth house, also find guns and bombs

    COLUMBUS, Ind.- We are learning details about a huge drug and weapons bust in Bartholomew County. Thursday night, local and federal agents raided a home in Columbus on West State Road 46. Inside, authorities say they found an active meth lab, a pot-growing operation, nearly a hundred guns and even home-made explosives. “It’s important that we got this when we did because a lot of that marijuana and other drugs was going to be in the community,” said Sergeant Stephen […]

  • Deaths from child abuse and neglect on the rise in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — For the fourth year in a row, child deaths from abuse or neglect have risen. State officials say it’s because of two main reasons, unsafe sleeping arrangements for infants and open water dangers from pools or ponds. But authorities also say there are significant underlying contributing factors for each of those. A new report profiles data from 2015, where the state saw 77 kids die because of abuse or neglect. That’s the highest number FOX59 found since 2003, […]

  • Brain injury study renews focus on youth football

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- There is renewed concern for the safety of kids who play football, after a report released Tuesday showed a staggering rate of traumatic injury to the brains of deceased NFL and college football players. That report showed that out of 111 brains of deceased players studied by scientists, 110 were found to have signs of CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a degenerative neurological condition caused by repeated head trauma. Now, the focus is returning to kids playing […]