Alexis McAdams is a reporter for Fox59/CBS4 News. She joined the FOX59/CBS4 Team in April 2015. Alexis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. Alexis completed internships at FOX Chicago News and WGN-TV. She was also the Field Producer for “Chicago’s Very Own,” a weekly segment on WGN-TV. Alexis received the Student Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast of 2013,” which was presented by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Prior to her arrival in Indianapolis, Alexis was the lead reporter and weekend anchor at WTVO/WQRF-TV in Rockford Illinois. Alexis enjoys covering a variety of news topics, is a Chicago sports fan who especially loves the Chicago Blackhawks! She enjoys running, competitive sports, vacations, and meeting new people.
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Recent Articles
  • Homeless and disabled man beaten and robbed over $9

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A disabled man was beaten and bruised after he says he was attacked on the city’s east side. He says no one helped him. They just stood there and watched. “I’m 65. I’m too old to let thugs beat me up,” said victim Charles Jones. Along with being disabled, Jones is also homeless. “I have a lot of health problems. I have had a heart attack, a couple strokes, COPD, and the type two diabetes,” said Jones. […]

  • Suspected Lebanon drug dealer arrested after allegedly admitting to buying pound of meth

    LEBANON, Ind. – A traffic stop in Lebanon led to a large drug bust and a possible break in a Boone County drug investigation. “Just a basic traffic violation that led to where we are at today,” said Lebanon Police Officer Justin Fuston. The routine traffic stop ended with a suspected meth dealer, Nichole Harrison, behind bars. “We had a K-9 in the area and they came and did a hit on the car we have pulled approximately $7,500 and […]

  • Double shooting the latest in a string of issues for neighbors in Bates-Hendricks area

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are investigating a double shooting that sent a woman to the hospital in critical condition Monday morning. Neighbors say it’s not the first time police have recently been to the near south side house where it happened. Surveillance video obtained by FOX59 shows two people being carried out of a home on stretchers in the 1500 block of Barth Avenue in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. “I heard a couple of pops and I thought it was fireworks,” […]

  • Bedford man diagnosed with hep-A has been in and out of the hospital for weeks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New numbers just released show the amount of hepatitis-A cases in Indiana are still growing. Just this week, there were two more cases reported in Lawrence County, which brings the total number of people infected there to 28, 202 total in the state of Indiana. Now, a Lawrence County man is bedridden after contracting the virus. The health department says they are working to figure out how he became infected. “You could tell that he did not […]

  • Family wants city to install guardrails after two cars crash into their west side home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A west side family is asking the city to install guardrails near their home after a car smashed into their house overnight and this is not the first time. “The car went through here about 15 to 20 feet all the way into where the computer desk was,” said homeowner Tom Kestler. The impact shook the home and woke up Kestler and his wife. “My 4th of July started off with a bang,” said Kestler. The couple […]

  • Local hospitals prepare for a spike in trauma cases during July 4th festivities

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  – We are just a few days away from Fourth of July festivities, which means local hospitals are about to see a big spike in trauma cases. Just last year, there were more than 200 firework-related injuries reported to the state department of health just in the first week of July. Firecracker, rocket, and sparkler use resulted in nearly half of those injuries that were reported. Doctors see dozens of patients come in with serious burns and even […]

  • ‘We don’t support black business owners!’: Irvington business reacts to note found on door

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The owners of a new Irvington business say they are being harassed and targeted because of their race. This comes after the owners of Lvl Up gaming lounge say someone left a racist note at their business. “It says – Close Shop! We don’t support black business owners!” said Lvl Up owner Sami Ali. Ali says the anonymous note was delivered to his business on East Washington Street on Saturday after they held a gaming event. Ali […]

  • 2 drivers clocked traveling at least 120 mph in Hamilton County construction zone

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – Two drivers are facing serious charges after Indiana State Police clocked them going two times the speed limit through a construction zone in Fishers. “A trooper stopped the first one using a laser. He was able to laser the car at 120 mph in a posted 60 mph,” said ISP Sgt. John Perrine. Minutes later, on the same stretch of I-69, another trooper says he spotted another driver weaving in and out of traffic. ISP says […]

  • Woman dies after car crashes into home on northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A woman died after the car that she was riding in crashed into a home on the northwest side. The driver of the car remains in the hospital as detectives determine if she was impaired. A neighbor says she was inside when the car smashed into her cement porch. “My whole house just shook. It was a huge boom,” said Traci Bishop, who awoke Sunday night to find her house knocked off its foundation. “I just saw a car right […]

  • Bedford woman says she was turned away from getting hep-A vaccine amid outbreak

    BEDFORD, Ind. – As the number of hepatitis A cases continues to climb in Lawrence County, hundreds of Hoosiers are lining up to get their vaccines and the health department is overwhelmed. One woman says she was turned away because of it. “Everyone is pretty much panicking about it,” said Bedford resident Chelsea Brooks. This comes after yet another Lawrence County restaurant worker was diagnosed with hepatitis A, the fourth employee in two months. This week, it was an employee […]