Beairshelle Edmé (PRONOUNCED: Beer-Shell Ed-May) serves as FOX 59’S First At 4 anchor & Newspoint at 11 anchor, while also reporting on various matters ranging from politics, law, and education. She’s excited to make Indiana home, and thrilled to tell the stories that matter.

Prior to joining FOX59, Beairshelle worked as a weekend morning anchor for WNCN-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she earned awards for her anchoring and reporting, plus an Emmy nomination for her reporting on the statewide teacher protests. During her time in the Tar Heel State, she also covered Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, the Amber Alert and death investigation of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, and the Confederate controversy. Beairshelle has also worked at WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio; and KMEG-TV & KPTH-TV in the tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The award-winning journalist hopes to bring Hoosiers’ untold stories to the forefront, and when she’s not doing that she’s either whipping up something in the kitchen or shouting at a TV during game either as a true fanatic or want-to-be coach!

A proud native of Philadelphia, Beairshelle is an alumna of Loyola University Maryland.
She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Recent Articles
  • Indy woman’s paycheck withdrawn after payroll company folds

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman says her hard earned money just vanished. Dana Franklin tells FOX59 her paycheck from August 30th was deposited, then it was taken back. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé dug deeper into this and found out why thousands of people are out of a paycheck too. In two days, Franklin says she lost her paycheck twice when it was ordered to be reversed. “It’s been very challenging,” she said. “You just hope that it gets resolved as […]

  • Loved ones honor Shelbyville crash victims 50 years later

    SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. — Monday marked 50 years since a plane headed for Indianapolis crashed onto a farm near Shelbyville. No one survived, but the legacy of these passengers and crew lives on. That same crash site brought closure to victims, who instead focused on the number 83. “So as you mourn the ones you loved, remember who they were, cherish the memories you have, express your feelings, and speak for them as they no longer can,” said Nolan Elrod, the […]

  • Indiana man to sue Boy Scouts of America over alleged sexual abuse

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana man tells FOX59 he plans to sue the Boys Scouts of America now that a new legal window has opened. Beairshelle Edmé sat down one-on-one with him to learn what’s next in his fight for justice. He tells Edmé he’s choosing to stay anonymous as John Doe because this is one of the most intimate details of his life. “It was a regional director and he took an interest in me,” he recalled. “He started […]

  • Indy business launches dog GPS tracker ‘Furtrieve’

    Indianapolis, Ind. — Every year, 10 million dogs are lost, according to the Humane Society. For some dog owners, the solution is micro-chipping, but every pet reacts differently to the device & some owners cannot maintain costs of implantation, registration, and maintenance. An Indianapolis based business is launching an affordable, tech-friendly option. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé found out how Furtrieve can let you track your dog 24/7. “That’s a boy,” shouts Joshua Kublnick, of Albany. “Come on!” Kublnick’s dog, Findlay, is […]

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

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —Democratic incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett and Republican challenger, State Senator Jim Merritt discussed their respective visions for Indianapolis during their first debate Thursday at the Indy Chamber’s 2019 Hob Nob. In the video above, IN Focus panelists Tony Samuel, Lara Beck, Mike Murphy & Leigh Riley Evans share their thoughts on the mayoral debate, and more of this week’s top stories. The mayoral candidates will square off again in October as FOX59 teams up with the West Side Chamber […]

  • Hogsett, Merritt talk policy in 1st mayoral debate

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —Thursday, Democratic incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett and Republican challenger, State Senator Jim Merritt discussed their respective visions for Indianapolis during their first debate at the Indy Chamber’s 2019 Hob Nob. Many residents wanted the candidates to discuss public safety and what the next mayor will do about gun violence. The Republican opponent let voters know what he thinks about the current mayor’s policies. “It hasn’t worked, it hasn’t worked,” Merritt emphasized! “You’ve had three and half years. What you’re […]

  • IU students to expand their college ridesharing app, Nomad Rides

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ten years after Uber launched its ridesharing app, a new competitor wants in on the action. Nomad Rides is the third ridesharing company to be licensed in Indiana. The app’s founders are two former Indiana University (IU) students who say they want to tackle transportation and safety on college campuses. “They (college campuses) are just the perfect rideshare place because you have 50,000 kids in this three-mile radius,” explained Nomad Rides co-founder Daniel Jones. The tech venture […]

  • Indiana lawmaker on posting controversial noose photo: ‘Race had nothing to do with it’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is facing backlash after posting a photo of gallows with nooses under a Facebook news article about a black man pleading guilty to three rapes. During a sit down interview with FOX59, Rep. Lucas claimed the post wasn’t about race. He said he’s stunned that the photo has led to allegations that he’s racist. The lawmaker said the photo is from a historical marker at an Arizona state park, showing public executions, […]

  • Riley moves blood bank ahead of $142M project completion

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — While hundreds of hospitals turn to third parties to manage their blood supply, Riley Children’s Hospital has brought back its blood bank to its own facility. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé found out what that means for patients, especially new Hoosier moms and their babies who face a staggeringly high mortality rate. Time is of the essence at Riley, and the hospital is cutting down on the time it takes to get blood to their patients. “We have a window […]

  • Carmel wrestling champion competes in International Biology Olympiad

    CARMEL, Ind. – “If you want to rule the world one day, you are going to have to be self-motivated,” shouted Carmel wresting coach Ed Pendowski. It’s a hypothesis of sorts that Pendowski wants his wrestlers to remember. You might even say there’s a science to wrestling. “It’s just kind of been fixed in my brain since 6th grade, and it’s now something that I just do so I don’t really think about it too much anymore,” explained Suhas Chundi, a Carmel High […]

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