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 ( 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.

Feel free to email with any story ideas, or just a friendly hello!

Recent Articles
  • Kokomo women’s shelter needs help to avoid closure

    KOKOMO, Ind- The Gilead House in Kokomo has been helping formerly incarcerated women back on their feet for years. However, that mission could be in jeopardy. The nonprofit needs $130,000 to get their current building up to code. If that goal isn’t met in a matter of months, they’ll be forced to close. “If it wasn’t for these ladies, Miss Reba and the other staff here, I wouldn’t be alive right now,” one woman living in the home said. “I […]

  • Health officials in Hamilton County host vaping education program

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind- The American Medical Association has called for a complete ban on all vaping products not approved by the FDA. The AMA says their call for a ban is partly based on the recent spike in lung-related illness with people who use vaping devices. Officials believe the culprit is a thickening agent sometimes added to black-market THC vaping products. However, Hamilton County health officials say right now that’s just a theory, and the rise in teenage vaping is still […]

  • Volunteers pack hundreds of kits to help Indy’s homeless during the winter months

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the weather gets colder, police will be out patrolling the city’s homeless camps making sure those on the streets are staying warm. Thanks to “Operation Winter Ready,” they will be able to provide those experiencing homelessness a valuable kit to get them through the cold months. “This is one of the best tools I receive to do my job,” said Phil Smiley with the IMPD Homeless Flex Unit. For officers like Smiley, these winter kits are […]

  • Red Line median along College Avenue needs to be replaced, IndyGo says

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Just two months after it opened, the Red Line is experiencing more problems. IndyGo confirms the entire median running along College Avenue will have to be replaced. After months of construction, businesses along College Avenue thought they were finally in the clear, but then a new problem started popping up. “A lot of people are very very frustrated,” said Scott Goodwine. He owns a building at 52nd and College. In spots along College, pieces of the median are […]

  • Anderson veteran surprised with $25K in new furniture

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Within a few hours, the transformation of the Sawyers’ Anderson home was complete. The brand new couches, beds, tables and chairs added up to a gift of $25,000. However, the sacrifice the Sawyers made for their country goes well beyond that figure. “He was in Afghanistan in 2006,” said mother Christina Sawyer of her husband. “He was wounded over there in an explosion.” Deployed with the Army National Guard in 2007, Christina’s husband Brian Sawyer was nine […]

  • Record number of runners, near record low temps for Monumental Marathon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind- A record number of runners and near-record low temperatures are being expected for Indiana’s largest marathon. For the first time in event history, all races are sold out. That includes the full marathon, half marathon, and 5K. “It’s amazing,” said half-marathon runner Danny Wilson about the finish line. “All the work you put in, all the time, all the miles that you build up to this.” This year, the race has a record number of 19,000 participants across […]

  • “Song Shape” chorus provides hope for Alzheimer’s, Dementia patients and caregivers

    CARMEL, Ind- According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million Americans are providing unpaid, loving care. It’s a journey that many people face, and some face alone. However, music has the power to bring people together. It helps connect us to each other, and also ourselves. A program in Carmel called “Song Shape” uses song to help Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients share their stories. For 8 weeks, the group is […]

  • Police warn about potential danger in online sales after recent carjacking, shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A meet-up for an online sale turned into a carjacking on the near southeast side, and now police are warning both sellers and buyers about the potential dangers of these meetings. A woman went to meet someone near the intersection of St. Paul and Kelly on the near southeast side to sell shoes. She didn’t expect to be held up at gunpoint and robbed of her phone, her car, and the white Air Jordans she planned to sell. […]

  • IN Focus: Mayoral candidates square off on debate stage

    INDIANAPOLIS – The African American Coalition of Indianapolis invited both Republican mayoral candidate State Senator Jim Merritt and the incumbent mayor, Democrat Joe Hogsett, to Arsenal Tech High School to have a debate Monday on issues facing the black community. One of the key issues was violence. “It’s obvious we have a problem in Indianapolis,” Merritt said in response to a question about black homicides. “Almost an epidemic of murder.” “Homicides have gone up in Indianapolis unfortunately for every year […]

  • Kokomo police recover large amount of guns and drugs in robbery arrests

    KOKOMO, Ind- Two men in Kokomo are now facing felony armed robbery charges, accused of stealing X Boxes in two online sales gone wrong. 30 year old Ricky Walker and 23 year old Nakia Terrell were arrested on Wednesday. Thanks to witnesses, police say they were able to pinpoint the exact house the suspects went to after both incidents. Inside that home, they found more than a dozen guns, ammunition, drugs, counterfeit bills and the X Boxes. Police say one […]

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