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
  • Some pothole patches already failing across Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- As potholes continue to plague the city, we are getting answers about what the city is doing. We’re also asking why some areas that were patched just weeks ago are again back in bad condition. On 79th St. between Georgetown and Guion Roads is one of the worst for potholes in the city, according to some drivers we spoke with. Neighbors in the area say crews were there fixing some of the holes near the end of January, […]

  • Local activist speaks on Florida shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The calls for a national student march against gun violence are getting stronger, and survivors of the school shooting this week say a day of action is happening soon. Now a local student activist, who knows all about turning tragedy into action, is speaking out as well. Last year when Warren Central High School football player Dijon Anderson was killed in a shooting, his friend Brandon Warren knew that words alone wouldn’t be enough to stop another senseless killing; […]

  • Hockey teams raise money to send veteran, his daughter with special needs to Disney World

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A central Indiana veteran with a special needs child is getting the thrill of a lifetime, and it’s all thanks to some youth hockey teams. On Saturday, Steve Scroghan learned he’ll finally get to give his daughter the gift she’s been asking for. “Still trying to process it,” said Scroghan. “It’s an honor.” The retired Army veteran and his family received the honor Saturday after some local hockey teams teamed up to raise money for the charity Wish […]

  • ‘Operation Cupid’s Broken Arrow’ goes beyond stopping prostitutes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Ten men accused of patronizing a prostitute are off the streets after a blitz by IMPD. But authorities say the operation, named “Cupid’s Broken Arrow” wasn’t just aimed at cutting down on prostitution. Cops say where’s there’s prostitution, there’s usually a whole list of crimes that go along with it. And while some in the public may question IMPD’s focus on something like this, authorities say the impact on crime goes deeper than most may realize. When IMPD […]

  • UIndy swim coach talks about recruit killed by Florida high school shooter

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The impact of the horrible attack in Florida is being felt by people  far and wide, including right here in central Indiana. That includes the future teammates of a young man who died who was all set to swim for the University of Indianapolis this fall. Nicholas Dworet was a rising star both in the pool and the classroom. He’d accepted a scholarship to swim for the University of Indianapolis. “He was on the sidelines cheering for us […]

  • Anderson University unveils new ‘Situation Room’

    ANDERSON, Ind.- Every day new threats to our national security emerge. Some may come from terrorist groups, while others creep out from the dark reaches of cyberspace. But now, Anderson University is unveiling a new tool it says will help train a new generation of experts to keep our country safe. In a brand new “Situation Room,” students at the university will soon be on the simulated front lines of major world events; for example, embassy bombings or a massive cyber […]

  • IMPD pushing social media for community connection

    INDIANAPOLIs, Ind. – IMPD is launching a new campaign to connect with the community and much of it will be done through social media. Officials say it’s part of the department’s focus on community engagement and they hope it will help people feel more comfortable reporting crimes. Police hope this push will get people connecting with them through social media. The approach is to focus on a specific issue each month and officials say they’re already seeing some success. “Really […]

  • Mice droppings on pizza prompt Little Caesar’s shutdown

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – A Little Caesar’s restaurant near downtown Indianapolis is back open, after health inspectors shut it down Tuesday morning. Inspectors confirm they received a complaint about the restaurant from a man who said he found rat or mice droppings baked into his pizza. Johnathan McNeil said he and his girlfriend bought a pizza at the establishment near the intersection of 22nd St. and Meridian St., but on the way home she noticed something was amiss. “She looked at […]

  • Four die in two separate crashes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Four people are dead following two separate crashes, both of which investigators say possibly involved alcohol. One of those victims was Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson. The first of those accidents happening in Lawrence, the second, where Jackson was killed, on I-70. At just 26-years-old, Colts linebacker Jackson had so much life left to live. But that was taken around 4:00 Sunday morning, when alleged drunk driver Alex Cabrera Gonsales plowed into Jackson and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey […]

  • Columbus child dies, possibly from flu

    COLUMBUS, Ind.- A Columbus child has died, and her death may be the result of the flu. Seven-year-old Savanna Jessie was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning where she died, and now the Bartholomew County coroner said she did test positive for the flu virus, along with strep throat and Scarlet Fever. Jessie was only a first grader at Columbus Signature Academy—Lincoln Elementary Campus in Columbus, where Friday school officials said grief counselors were on hand. “It was sad,” said […]