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!
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On the field, the focus is on the Indianapolis Colts players, but in the stands of Lucas Oil Stadium, the attention is on Blue, the Colts’ mascot. Blue is a 14 year veteran on the Colts, so he knows a thing or two about masks, something contestants on FOX59’s Masked Singer are just learning to navigate. Nearly everyone knows Blue, but unlike these contestants, he doesn’t often reveal the man behind the mask. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé is […]
CARMEL, Ind. – On the wrestling mat, it’s loud! The wrestlers’ grunts echo, the wrestling shoes slide, and the elbows pound into the mat. It’s a lot of noise, some of which is tuned out by athletes, but RJ Villalobos only hears silence. The 9-year-old can’t hear. “My dad he helps me, signs because I’m deaf I can’t hear,” the third-grader explained to FOX 59’s Beairshelle Edmé through an interpreter. His dad, Rene cant hear either, and he’s also no […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This year, the American Cancer Society says 268,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctors say the best preventative measure alongside self-exams is a mammogram, which can detect a tumor two years before a patient even feels a lump. But the American College of Radiology says 40% of women have dense breasts, and for them, the X-ray exam may not immediately catch the disease. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé learned Eskenazi Health is offering a new resource for […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis is packed with history, and now a local artist and teen athlete are making some history of their own in the nation’s birthplace, Philadelphia. In order to do it, Brian McCutcheon had to coach now 13-year-old, Scottlynn Johnson. Johnson dominates on Indy’s basketball courts, whether as the point guard or the forward, but she wasn’t quite used to being the center. “He just said what is a basketball pose that you’d like to do and then […]
INDIANAPOLIS – People across central Indiana are putting a spotlight on breast cancer including one woman sharing her personal story. Ivy McConnell-Stubbs led the local Komen Foundation’s Pink Fashion Show in early October, however, the day before the show, she was getting chemotherapy. It has been 1 year since Ivy found out she has cancer. She tells FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé that diagnosis, no matter what, is shocking, but especially when you’re in your 30s. Ivy is a newlywed chasing happily […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The CDC says breast cancer is the most common cancer women face, no matter the race or ethnicity. But race and ethnicity may play a role in how effective chemotherapy is in treating breast cancer, which in turn impacts survival rates. Indiana University School of Medicine just launched the nation’s first clinical trial, EAZ171, to find out why African-American women or women of African ancestry have a higher risk of neuropathy, a side effect of chemo. In […]
FISHERS, Ind. – October 1 starts Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The American Cancer Society says more than 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year, and while men will be diagnosed as well, the disease more often affects women. This October, FOX 59’s Beairshelle Edmé will put a spotlight on the people fighting breast cancer in our community. Edmé spoke one-on-one with local advocates, including people like Kyle Vannoni. “Most rides you all start together, but you finish on your […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As of October 2019, the Gun Violence Archive claims there’s been more mass shootings than days in the year. When authorities aren’t responding to this kind of violence, they’ve often been at the frontlines of several natural disasters. Purdue University is working on technology that deals with both. FOX59’s Beairshelle Edmé learned how an app could identify a threat and rescue victims. It comes at a time where the many mass shootings or national threats have […]
INDIANAPOLIS – Education secretary Betsy DeVos made another visit to Indiana, where she was faced with questions about the state’s recent testing troubles which could essentially lead to last year’s ILEARN test results being tossed out by state officials. The new exam complies with the federal government’s requirement that every state have a standardized test for reading and math, but the scores showed most Indiana students failing the test. State education leaders say the low scores don’t reflect the achievements […]
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 […]