Fanchon Stinger is the evening news co-anchor for FOX59 News in Indianapolis. She currently anchors the 5, 6, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Fanchon is excited about being a part of central Indiana and contributing to the positive growth of the community and to the success of central Indiana young people.

Before joining FOX59 News, Fanchon was a news anchor and reporter for 11 years in Detroit, Mich., where she was born and raised. She co-anchored FOX 2 News Morning weekdays. She was also an investigative reporter in the FOX 2 Problem Solver unit and the editor of “Gen Next Honor Roll,” a special news feature that profiles outstanding young people.

Fanchon has won 13 Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: The Associated Press-Michigan named Stinger Best Reporter in 2000. She also was the Society of Professional Journalists finalist for Young Journalist of the Year 2002; The United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded Stinger its highest honor, the Inspector General’s Integrity Award. She maintains strong ties to the community and a deep commitment to enrich of the lives of young people through motivational speaking and seminars, and her involvement with many public service causes she supports on a personal level.

Fanchon graduated from the University of Michigan with honors, completing a dual bachelor’s degree in English and communications. She started her career in Saginaw, Mich. Fanchon is married. She and her husband attend College Park Church in Indianapolis. She loves taking walks with her husband and dog, Arie. She enjoys travelling and experiencing the different cultures of the world, reading, exercising and eating!


Recent Articles
  • Safety tips to keep in mind while attending big events, like the Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Unfortunately, we live in a time when you can become a target while attending big events, like concerts or even this weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Before the big race, FOX59’s Fanchon Stinger spoke with a personal protection expert about how to prepare, protect yourself and keep your loved ones safe. Johnathan Wallace, owner of Native Executive Security, says it all about hardening yourself as a target.

  • Marilyn Crosley teaching life lessons on planting, nurturing, and caring for a living things in the garden

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Marilyn Crosley retired from the classroom years ago but she never left the building.  Instead of a classroom with a chalkboard and chairs, her classroom these days is a greenhouse at Pendleton Elementary School. If you live in Pendleton or ever stop by the school you will probably see Marilyn right there. She’s teaching life lessons on planting, nurturing, caring for a living thing and empathy through her passion of gardening. Marilyn says it is a joy […]

  • Author of ‘The Energy Within Us’ sits down with FOX59 to discuss trailblazing women

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hundreds of people are in downtown Indianapolis this week for the 42nd annual National Conference of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Part of the conference is highlighting five women breaking through the glass ceiling within the energy industry and you can read about their stories in a new book that’s going world-wide this week. It’s called “The Energy Within Us: An Illuminating Perspective from Five Trailblazers.” Author Elizabeth Ann Atkins and one of the women […]

  • Moms Demand Action, NRATV host Colion Noir discuss NRA’s influence in America

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the NRA convention in Indianapolis, FOX59 caught up with people on both side of the gun rights issue. Earlier this week, Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America discussed her group’s stance on a recently released report that shows the ways the organization believes the NRA has been declining as an association over the past few years. The group believes that the NRA’s message has become increasingly radical, and ignores […]

  • Second Lady Karen Pence stops by FOX59 to discuss art therapy, supporting military families

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Karen Pence stopped by FOX59 on Thursday to discuss the projects she’s working on as Second Lady. She was in the Hoosier State with her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, who came to discuss the potential impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on businesses and agriculture. Pence said she always enjoys coming back to Indiana. “When the plane lands it’s like you start to relax,” she said. “It’s like you just start to feel like you’re […]

  • First Step Act gives inmates second chance

    WASHINGTON. — This week, the White House celebrated the signing of a historic prison reform bill that translates to hope and second chances for current and former non-violent inmates. Thanks to the First Step Act, there have already been over 500 sentence reductions and over 700 non-violent prisoners released. This new legislation puts a support system in place for inmates before and after they are released, giving them a better chance at success. Here are some key highlights of the legislation. […]

  • 10-year-old dedicated to helping his neighborhood named Community Hero

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Reese Hamilton is 10 years old, but wiser beyond his years and he’s turning his heart of compassion into action. When violence hit his Indianapolis neighborhood, he decided to do something about it. Reese galvanized his community, Mayor Joe Hogsett, IMPD, and other young people to March for Peace. At 8 years old, he learned about homelessness and it broke his heart. “About how people don’t have food, don’t have clothes or a place to live,” said […]

  • A safe place to be real

    She fought for her daughter, helping her overcome addiction.  Little did Linda Ostewig know that fight for her daughter would set her on a path to helping countless young people overcome addiction and destructive behaviors. The Landing Place is a safe place for young people to be real.  With more and more young people fighting addiction as early as grade school, giving them hope to overcome takes much more than just telling them it’s possible.  It takes showing them.  Fox […]

  • Ten Point Coalition, east side community inspire hope as they approach milestone

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just after the city of Indianapolis set a record for the deadliest year in 2018, one community is set to mark a major milestone of peace that is inspiring hope. The east side community around 42nd and Post Rd is set to mark one year with no homicides of a young black male ages 12-24. A year ago, the community asked the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition to come in and work with churches, community organizations, residents, and […]

  • Community Hero honors Kokomo horse ranch dedicated to helping at-risk youth

    KOKOMO, Ind. – There’s nothing like the grace, beauty and the power of a horse. Combine that with young people who are in desperate need of some tender loving care and the result is the miraculous hope being offered at the Narrow Gate Horse Ranch in Kokomo. Susan Zody leads a team of volunteers that works with young people who have been neglected, abused and traumatized. Many of these young people are on probation when they come to Narrow Gate. During weekly programming, volunteers use […]

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