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Dan Spehler serves as evening news anchor for FOX59 News Live at Five, 6:00, 7:00 and FOX59 News at Ten, while also reporting on state & government issues across Indiana.

Dan also hosts IN Focus, an Emmy-award winning political news/issues program which airs every Sunday morning at 9:30 on FOX59, and on CBS4 at 8:30am (7:30am during football season).

A native Midwesterner, Dan has enjoyed working close to home through the years, covering news in Indiana & Ohio throughout his 15-year career in television. Spehler comes to Fox 59 from WKRC in Cincinnati, where he served as a reporter/anchor. During that time, he came back to Indiana regularly to cover several major news stories, including the State Fair stage collapse and Super Bowl XLVI. Previously, he spent several years here in Indianapolis, covering everything from floods to tornadoes to the Colts’ Super Bowl victory in 2007!

In 2012, Spehler & the Fox 59 crew won an Emmy for their coverage of the South Side explosion, and Dan was also honored with an Emmy for his “Hoosier Heroes” series which launched in 2013, highlighting the achievements and struggles of our brave men and women in uniform. Spehler was again awarded an Emmy for his 2014 report on school bus safety. Dan was also awarded an Emmy for his political reporting during the 2016 election, when he conducted the very first interview with then-Gov. Pence after Pence was chosen as the Republican candidate for Vice President. Dan’s work in Indy has also been honored by the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Indiana Associated Press.

Originally from Ohio, Dan is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, and has also worked at television stations in Toledo and Dayton, before first moving to Indianapolis in 2005. Proud parents of two amazing little kids, Dan and his wife Kristi are proud to call Central Indiana home – they met here in Indy, and got married here in 2010.


Recent Articles
  • IN Focus: This week’s winners and losers

    INDIANAPOLIS – Who had the best (and worst) week in politics? In the video above, IN Focus panelists Tony Samuel, Christina Hale, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz and Jennifer Wagner pick this week’s winners and losers. Our program airs every Sunday morning at 8:30 on CBS4 and again at 9:30am on FOX59. You can also catch a podcast of our entire program (including exclusive bonus content) on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud or Stitcher.​

  • IN Focus: Panelists discuss this week’s top stories

    INDIANAPOLIS – As the state of Indiana reflects on the life and legacy of former Indiana senator Birch Bayh, our IN Focus panelists are discussing Bayh’s impact in the Hoosier state and beyond. In the video above, panelists Jennifer Wagner, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Christina Hale and Tony Samuel discuss this week’s top stories, including the former senator’s passing, and the international reaction to the tragic shooting in New Zealand. Our panelists also discuss several other topics making news in the world of politics: […]

  • IN Focus: Sen. Young explains vote in support of national emergency declaration

    INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) appeared on this week’s edition of IN Focus to discuss his decision to vote against a resolution blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, a measure the President vetoed on Friday. Young and Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) both voted against the resolution rebuking the national emergency, but 12 GOP senators did vote for the measure, joining Democrats in their effort to block the President’s declaration. “Diving into the statute and legal precedents took a lot […]

  • IN Focus: This week’s winners and losers

    INDIANAPOLIS – Who had the best (and worst) week in politics? In the video above, IN Focus panelists Laura Wilson, Mike Murphy, Jennifer Wagner and Adam Wren pick this week’s winners and losers. Join us again next week- our program airs every Sunday morning at 8:30 on CBS4 and again at 9:30 on FOX59. You can also catch a podcast of our entire program (including exclusive bonus content) on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud or Stitcher.​

  • IN Focus: Panelists discuss this week’s top stories

    INDIANAPOLIS – With both major parties divided over some heated issues in the news, how will Indiana’s elected officials navigate a complicated political climate in DC? And at the state level, what about the fight to add hate crimes legislation at the Statehouse? How will business and civic leaders impact the conversation? In the video above, panelists Laura Wilson, Mike Murphy, Jennifer Wagner and Adam Wren discuss this week’s top stories, including the latest news from Washington, the governor’s trip […]

  • IN Focus: Rep. Carson on Cohen hearings, anti-hate resolution

    INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) appeared on this week’s edition of IN Focus to discuss several issues in the news, including the second round of closed-door hearings with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Carson sits on the House Intelligence committee, which questioned Cohen for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday. “I think that Michael Cohen has been very cooperative with the committee, which we appreciate,” said Carson.  “He’s cooperative. I didn’t say credible, but I think he’s being cooperative… […]

  • IN Focus: This week’s winners and losers

    INDIANAPOLIS – Who had the best (and worst) week in politics? In the video above, IN Focus panelists Adam Wren and Laura Wilson pick this week’s winners and losers. Join us again next week- our program airs every Sunday morning at 8:30 on CBS4 and again at 9:30 on FOX59. You can also catch a podcast of our entire program (including exclusive bonus content) on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud or Stitcher.​ This week, we also took time to say thanks to our Wisconsin-bound colleague Matt Smith, who has reported on Indiana politics since […]

  • IN Focus: Holcomb calls on lawmakers to restore specific hate crimes language

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says he will spend the next two months working with lawmakers in the House to amend the hate crimes bill passed by the Senate last week. While talking with reporters Wednesday, Holcomb called the Senate version of the bill too vague to get Indiana off a list of five states that don’t have their own hate crimes legislation. “Being vague about this does not get us off the list,” Holcomb said. Senate Bill 12 […]

  • IN Focus: Sen. Young on Cohen hearing, national emergency, North Korea

    ANDERSON, Ind. – Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) spoke with reporters at an event on Friday, discussing a wide range of issues in the news, including the controversy over the President’s national emergency declaration, the stalled talks with North Korea and the explosive testimony in Congress from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. “I’m going to let the committees of jurisdiction really follow that,” said Young on the Cohen hearings. “I did not follow that testimony in great detail, but I’m not […]

  • IN Focus: This week’s winners and losers

    INDIANAPOLIS – Who had the best (and worst) week in politics? In the video above, IN Focus panelists Tony Samuel, Christina Hale, Mike Murphy and Jennifer Wagner pick this week’s winners and losers. Join us again next week- our program airs every Sunday morning at 8:30 on CBS4 and again at 9:30 on FOX59. You can also catch a podcast of our entire program (including exclusive bonus content) on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud or Stitcher.​

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