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
  • Woman says apartment murder suspect ‘sexted’ her after killing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A local woman says accused killer Cody Weir was sexting her in the hours before and after he allegedly killed a woman inside a downtown apartment complex gym.  Police believe he killed 23-year-old Carina Rodriguez inside the gym at the 9 On Canal apartments in downtown Indianapolis early Friday morning. Police arrested Weir arrested near a business in Avon on Friday night. IMPD Chief Bryan Roach was among the officers that arrested him. “You could tell he knew […]

  • New details about alleged apartment killer’s past

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- New details are being discovered about accused killer Cody Weir. He is the man police arrested for the murder of 23-year-old Carina Rodriguez. She was found dead early Friday morning inside the gym at her the 9 on Canal apartment complex near the downtown canal. Resident Adam Lottes also lives there, and said his two roommates were the ones who found the young woman’s body. “They said we went to work out and they found a dead body […]

  • Bad traffic expected ahead of IU homecoming game

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- Saturday it is Hoosier homecoming at IU, as the Cream and Crimson takes on Michigan. But State Police are warning drivers to head down there early if you’re planning to attend the games. Kickoff is expected to happen at noon and State Police said drivers will need as much time as they can give themselves. “We slowed down south of Martinsville probably five to seven miles, “said Kelly Coffey, who drove an RV down from Greenwood Friday afternoon, “it […]

  • Carmel neighbors fight powerline proposal

    CARMEL, Ind.- A battle is brewing in Carmel, after some residents are unhappy with plans by Duke Energy to tear up green space in order to build a power substation. It also seems the mayor of Carmel isn’t happy with those plans either. “We are frustrated right now,” said Brett Henk, president of the Autumn Lakes neighborhood association. He said homeowners worry about losing trees, a drop in home values, and possible health-related problems like cancer from the power lines that […]

  • IMPD Homeland Security: Expect a bigger law enforcement presence downtown

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Commander of IMPD’s branch of Homeland Security says Hoosiers can expect to see more law enforcement downtown this weekend. Starting Thursday night and extending throughout  the weekend, Commander Tom Sellas says there will be an increased law enforcement presence at all major events. Including Sunday’s Colts game, the Fountain Square Music Festival and a series  of Garth Brooks concerts taking place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “We always have these resources at these events, but you usually […]

  • Flu season could be bad, some experts warn

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Some health experts say we could be in for a bad flu season ahead and they are urging everyone to get a flu shot as soon as possible. In central Indiana, cases of the flu are already being diagnosed. “It’s very important for people to get their flu shots early on,” said Dr. Nikki Stuckwisch of IU Health, “because if it [flu season] peaks in December that means it’s starting now.” Stuckwisch said last year’s flu season peaked in […]

  • Indiana Red Cross in need of volunteers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Indiana Red Cross officials realize Americans may be feeling “disaster fatigue” after weeks of seeing coverage of the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria all across Texas, Florida and now Puerto Rico, but officials say they still need volunteers to help with  relief efforts. Arnaldo Rodriguez is a native Puerto Rican, now living in Indianapolis. He said the past few weeks have left him feeling helpless. “It’s been a feeling that a lot of us from Puerto […]

  • Police: Cars targeted in Noblesville neighborhood

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind.- Someone has been breaking into cars in Noblesville, and now police are hoping newly released surveillance pictures will bring these crimes to an end. Cops say a number of unlocked cars were hit since Thursday, with everything from cash to electronics being swiped. “We woke up and my husband’s door was left wide open,” said one victim who did not want to be identified, “you feel scared, you don’t really want to go outside, you don’t know really what […]

  • IPS set to vote Monday on high school closures

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- On Monday, the IPS school board will vote on whether to close or restructure several of its high schools in an effort to save money. The vote is coming after months of contentious back meetings where many parents and community members voiced their unhappiness with the district’s plans. Already there is a protest planned for outside the meeting, but officials say given the financial state of this district hard decisions have to be made. All indications are the […]

  • Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos visits Indianapolis charter school

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made a visit to Indiana, as she wrapped up her multi-state “Rethink Schools” tour. She made stops in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas to highlight innovative ways educators are teaching students with specific needs. In Indianapolis, DeVos made the Hope Academy her final stop. Hope Academy is a charter school which also offers substance abuse treatment to students addicted to drugs and alcohol. “It was absolutely amazing,” said Hope Academy student Dustin Mitchell, […]