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.
Beairshelle will #seeyouonTV, but in the meantime she hopes you follow her!
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 […]
BLACKFORD COUNTY, Ind. – “She just laughed all of the time,” described Jessica O’Hern, of Hartford City. “She loved being in front of the camera.” O’Hern’s mother, Jaundice Bowman radiates when describing baby Josslyn Gee. “She was very lively. She would always play games,” Bowman beamed when talking about her granddaughter. Mom and nana tell FOX59 that Josslyn lived up to her name and an album full of pictures show a happy, joyful baby girl. But like all babies, O’Hern […]
FISHERS, Ind. — Saturday, 14 years after it ended, the hit kids sketch comedy show, “All That” will debut again, and on it viewers will see a local face. Lex Lumpkin, of Fishers, stars in the Nickelodeon reboot, alongside six other kids and many of the original cast members like, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg, and Josh Server. “Wheeeew! It’s a lot,” Lumpkin told FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé. “I’m working a full-time job at 13.” It’s not really the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Every day your bloodstream flows and works to keep you alive. While doctors and researchers have made centuries worth of advancements, they haven’t figured out a way to substitute or manufacture blood, which means modern medicine still depends on human nature to nurture. “When I see a nationwide trend towards a lack of donors, it makes me very concerned because what hits one area tends to hit all areas,” said Dr. Tyler Septsis, of Eskenzai Health. Currently, Central […]
FRANKLIN, Ind. – A local family is accusing Franklin Community Schools of turning a blind eye to bullying, harassment and physical attacks. The family says their teenager, who has autism and ADHD, even committed multiple suicide attempts because of bullying in school and on school buses. In mid-May, the teen, listed as R.N. in court documents, and her mother, R.T., filed a lawsuit against the district for failing to stop bullying and to protect the student. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé dug deeper into the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Across the nation, the opioid epidemic has gripped communities, creating various effects, one being increased organ donors. Indiana doctors, coroners and organ donor organizations have all seen this new trend rise in the Hoosier State. Tammy Hackman and Jerry Gilliland have lived it. “I truly believe I was very close to dying, quite honestly,” said Gilliland, 63, who spent a year and half suffering and waiting for lungs. “She got so low, she got so low down […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Thousands of people are expected to pack into Speedway over the weekend to see who crosses over the yard of bricks first. As fans get excited, a special pit crew is focused on making sure the drivers are healthy and safe. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé sat down with Dr. Geoffrey Billows and his IU Health team, who are prepping for the big race. “This is my favorite month of the year,” Billows exclaimed. For nearly three decades, the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Wednesday, a U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of IU Health, along with several other plaintiffs in a case against the federal government. Judge Amy Totenberg ordered the US Department of Health & Human Services, “to immediately cease and desist from any further efforts and/or conduct aimed at continued implementation of the April 2019 liver allocation policy.” The policy would have implemented new regulations for transplant facilities and organizations, such as IU Health. The policy would […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– In a special report, FOX 59’s Beairshelle Edmé found that Indiana faces a high infant and maternal mortality rate. One in ten Marion County babies are born prematurely, according to The Milk Bank and Marion County Public Health Department. Thursday, the Indianapolis organization held its second annual fundraising breakfast to help these Hoosier babies, and those like them nationwide. The local non-profit collects breast milk donations for nearly every NICU in Indiana and serves most neonatal hospital units […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Donor Network says nearly 1,300 Hoosiers are on an organ recipient waiting list. Along with other Americans, they make up nearly 114,000 people nationwide who need an organ or tissue, according to federal health officials. Indiana has a high donor rate, and now IU Health, along with dozens of other hospitals plus patients, say they’ll be punished for that because of a new federal policy. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé took a look ahead at a battle looming in […]