Brett Kast joined the FOX 59 news team in August of 2018. He comes to central Indiana after living in Michigan his whole life.
Originally from metro Detroit, Brett made his way to East Lansing, earning a degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. Go Green! He then spent two years reporting for the NBC affiliate in Traverse City, MI before heading south to the Circle City.
Brett has a passion for broadcast news and loves to tell heartwarming stories that make an impression on the lives of others. His first experience with local news was in 2005, when a Detroit station ran a story on his younger sister battling brain cancer. Brett had started a bracelet fundraiser in her honor. Soon after the story aired, orders for the bracelets came pouring in. Because of that story, the Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles foundation (believeinmiracles.org) was born. The foundation has grown tremendously in the past decade, granting wishes to Michigan children facing life threatening illnesses. This experience encouraged Brett to pursue broadcast news.
Outside of work, Brett is an avid sports fan. He’s a fan of all Detroit teams, but nothing tops his passion for Michigan State athletics. Now living in Indianapolis, he’s looking forward to seeing his Spartans make a return trip to Lucas Oil Stadium for the Big Ten Championship.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An 11-year-old boy came face-to-face with a burglar inside his living room Monday morning on the north side of Indianapolis. His mother was finishing up her workout less than five minutes down the road when she got the call. “It is a mother’s worst nightmare. It was horrific,” said the boys mother, who asked to remain anonymous. “I don’t ever want to experience that again in my life.” The boy was in the bathroom when he heard […]
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GREENFIELD, Ind. — Police in Greenfield are on the lookout for a man who posed as a city employee and targeted an independent living community, stealing from two older women. Gathering in the clubhouse for a game of dominoes, residents in at the Villas of Springhurst are on edge after a stranger visited their neighborhood and stole from two of their own. “Everyone I’m talking to wants me to get a camera and a chain lock and all that stuff,” […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Clark County Judge Andrew Adams has now been suspended with pay after being charged with seven criminal charges, including two felonies. The action stems from an incident last month in downtown Indianapolis, where Adams and Judge Brad Jacobs were shot in the parking lot of a White Castle. Not only is Adams facing legal charges, but he also has to deal with the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications, which has the power to suspend or even remove […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Kylei Parker was a healthy, active 12-year-old girl, but all it took was a trip to the beach for her life to be in jeopardy. “This disease is very overwhelming and very rapidly progressive and can develop in any patient population, whether they are previously healthy or not,” said Dr. Kamal Abulebda, a Pediatric Intensivist at Riley Children’s Hospital. Kylei had a cut on her toe from a skateboarding accident before her trip to Destin, Florida. After a […]
MOORESVILLE, Ind. — A family vacation to Florida resulted in a week in the hospital for one Indiana family. Their 12-year-old daughter Kylei contracted a life-threatening infection from the beach. “It’s just so hard seeing friends and family on the beach having fun because we were there doing the same thing, and I almost lost her,” said Kylei’s mother Michelle Brown. Towards the end of their trip to Destin, Florida this month, Kylei began feeling pain in her leg. When […]