Aishah Hasnie anchors FOX59′s First at Four and is a FOX59 Investigates reporter.

Aishah joined the news team in July 2011. Before that, she was an investigative reporter and fill-in anchor at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne.

Aishah is an Emmy nominated journalist. Her work has also been recognized by the Indiana Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

One of her investigations even changed Indiana law. She discovered voyeurs who committed their crimes in public spaces could not be successfully prosecuted, because of a loophole in the voyeurism law. Her persistent reporting inspired legislation that closed that loophole.

Aishah was born in Pakistan, but grew up in Bedford, IN. She has also lived in Saudi Arabia.

She received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Indiana University where she was a Dick Yoakam Broadcast Journalism Scholar. That gift inspired her to give back in 2010 by awarding a scholarship to a journalism student at IU. She currently mentors several working journalists.

Aishah got her start at WICS-TV in Springfield, IL as an on-air intern reporter at the age of 18. She also interned at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and GEO-TV, an international network based in Pakistan.

Aishah is passionate about journalism and committed to digging up the truth. She’s also dedicated to closing gaps between people, and opening up the world for others.

All of that aside, Aishah is an all around Indiana girl. She loves trap and target shooting with her dad, playing soccer, globetrotting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Hair provided by DL Lowry.


Recent Articles
  • Family honors murdered girl and her uncle by paying off thousands in medical bills

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A central Indiana family hit with tragedy is giving back to pay off thousands of dollars in medical debt. In 2011, Kyleigh and Jeremy Crane were both fatally shot in their Cumberland home. On this seven-year anniversary, their family is choosing to help Hoosiers suffering from medical debt. “Your biggest fear is that they’ll be forgotten,” said Cathy Crane, mother to Jeremy and Grandmother to Kyleigh. She said the family keeps their memory alive by giving back. […]

  • Senator wants Hoosier gun owners to properly secure weapons after Noblesville shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana lawmaker is taking action to hold Hoosiers accountable for weapons in their homes after the Noblesville West Middle School shooting. The shooting raised a lot of questions about how a 13-year-old could get a hold of his parents’ guns and why no one else faced any consequences. “Certainly there was a frustration,” recalled Senator Jim Merritt. “Everybody looked at the parents.” He told FOX59 News about the legislation he’s working on that would require gun […]

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two local self-defense instructors are urging people, especially women, to take a class before an attack happens. Amanda and Michael Valenti own the School of Self Defense in Carmel. They use their martial arts training to empower girls and women. Too often, they’ve seen women come into their studio after they’ve been attacked or had a close call. “You think it`s not going to happen to you, until it does,” said Amanda. That’s why they teamed up […]

  • Indianapolis sees significant increase in hit-and-run crashes as more drivers leave victims for dead

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  • Report potholes quickly to help chance of reimbursement

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Warmer temperatures, rain and a refreeze could create more potholes across the city and the Department of Public Works is asking residents to report them quickly. Eight DPW crews were out Friday, working to fill about 140 open pothole complaints. (See the Indy Pothole Viewer) “If you report those to us, that’s how we know where they’re located,” said Charnay Pickett, public information officer for DPW. “It’s just really important, because you don’t want to miss any.” […]

  • On 2-year anniversary of deadly Flora fire, family honors 4 sisters killed

    FLORA, Ind. – A balloon release in Flora on Wednesday will mark two years since four young sisters died in a house fire. The fire took place in the heart of downtown Flora on November 21, 2016. Keyana Davis, 11, Keyara Phillips, 9, Kerriele McDonald, 7, and Kionnie Welch, 5 were trapped inside the home on Columbia Street when it went up in flames. Their mother, Gaylin Rose, made it out. Indiana State Police said they have received tips in […]

  • FOX59 wipes out all of Indy mom’s medical debt

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Another viewer received a big surprise in the mail. All of her medical debt was paid off by FOX59. Sonya Brown was having a hard time wrapping her head around what just happened. More than $15,000 in medical debt suddenly disappeared. “I said, ‘Oh my God. God is good.’ And I started crying,” she explained. She’s the latest Hoosier to get a letter in the mail telling her FOX59 just paid off her medical bills. We began […]

  • Indy FBI would welcome state hate crime law

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  • FOX59 helps pay part of Indy grandmother’s medical debt

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis grandmother is celebrating after FOX59 stepped in and helped pay off some of her medical debt. Shirley Starks couldn’t believe what she was reading when she got a letter from FOX59 in the mail explaining that we’d paid off a hospital bill. “They paid $682.73,” she said as she looked at the letter. “That was really a blessing, because I didn’t have that,” she said. Starks has a medical condition called Syncope, which causes her […]

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