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!
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Recent Articles
  • Indiana opioid crisis leads to more organ donors

    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 […]

  • IMS medical team preps ahead of Indy 500

    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 […]

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    Judge rules against policy that would send Indiana liver donations to other states

    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 […]

  • Despite loss, local moms donate breast milk to sickest Hoosier babies

    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 […]

  • Local liver donations could leave Indiana because of new federal policy

    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 […]

  • Moms concerned as Indiana’s maternal mortality rate drops to 3rd worst in nation

    CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. — In a town with nearly 17,000 people, there isn’t a maternity ward in Frankfort. A third of Indiana counties have the same problem. “I was so worried,” said new mom, Madison Balero. “I searched for an OB (Obstetrician) here in town and there was one, but he was not delivering in this town.” Balero, like most expectant mothers had concerns, but the lack of healthcare access in her community makes her worry especially unique to Indiana […]

  • What’s your password? Indiana Supreme Court to rule on unlocking smartphones for police

    CARMEL, Ind. – Smartphones are just that, smart! And when you put a password on them, they’re even smarter, encrypting everything on your phone. About 95 percent of Americans have cell phones and 77 percent have smartphones, according to Pew Research. Many of them are password protected. It keeps crooks out, and it turns out, law enforcement too! With so many smartphone users, an upcoming case before the Indiana Supreme Court is pivotal for nearly every Hoosier. This week, the […]

  • Grace Church expands food pantry in Noblesville

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind.– In 2012, Grace Church set a new mission to launch an outreach center for the Noblesville community. Pastors and other community leaders started the Care Center with four services: English as a second language (ESL) classes, vehicle maintenance, referrals and a food pantry. The seed the church sowed has blossomed! But as FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé found, the community’s needs have grown, and now the center needs help to continue assisting hundreds of people, including Kathy Schuman. “They’re like […]

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