Fanchon Stinger is the evening news anchor for FOX59 News at Five, Six, Seven and Ten in Indianapolis. Executive Producer, anchor/reporter of Community Hero series highlighting people who make a difference in central Indiana.
Fanchon Stinger has received numerous awards and recognition for her professional work. She has won 15 Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, most recently Best Series Societal Concerns 2016; Best Evening Newscast 2015; Plus 12 others in various categories over the years including Best Anchor and Best Reporter. 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; Best Spot News Reporting for her coverage of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City; and Best General Reporting for her investigative report busting a fake doctor. Other awards include, the United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded Stinger its highest honor, the Inspector General’s Integrity Award; The 2016 Service to Mankind Awards District and Club from Sertoma Club; The 2018 & 2015 Inspire Award for Mentor of the Year from College Mentors for Kids; The 2008 Flame of Inspiration Award from Compuware for leadership in the Metro-Detroit Community.
Stinger currently serves as Board Member, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault; Board Member & Conf. Host, Truth at Work Int’l Christian Leadership Conference (2014-Present); Board Member, Life Centers-Indiana ( Present ), Host, Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast for Athletes in Action (2015 NCAA Basketball tournament), Board Member Peace Learning Center-Indianapolis,(2010-2012); Board Member, Focus2020 Business Leadership Initiative (2013-2014); Member, Truth at Work; Member, Midwest Outreach Team for CWAM Super Service Challenge (2013); Board Co-Chair, Women Empowering Women Indianapolis, IN; Chair, Host of “Girls Matter”(2005-2010), a weekend conference for over 1,000 girls ages 7-17 and their parents building leadership and self-esteem. Stinger served on the Board for Vista Maria (2002-2008), Michigan’s largest treatment center for girls who suffer from severe abuse and emotional trauma. She served as Chairwoman for Vista Maria’s Annual Celebrating Women Event (7 years). She has also served as Chairwoman: Committee of 100 for The Black United Fund of Michigan. Jackets for Jobs, The National Black Minority Business Assoc., The Muscular Dystrophy Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, Michigan Humane Society, and The Martin Luther King Assoc. have also honored her over the years.
Stinger maintains strong ties to the community and a deep commitment to enrich the lives of young people through motivational speaking and seminars, and her involvement with the following organizations: Girls Night Out International, St. Vincent Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Indianapolis area Schools, National SIDS Alliance, “Prom Gala” Substance Abuse Prevention Program, Detroit Urban League, Vista Maria, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Detroit Public Schools and various other school districts, Think Detroit, the Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Hospital, Angela Hospice, United Way and the NAACP, just to name a few.
Stinger was a FOX 2 News anchor and reporter for 11 years in Detroit, Michigan. She co-anchored FOX 2 News Morning weekdays along with daily reporting duties. Stinger also served as 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 in Metropolitan Detroit. She was host and executive producer of “Front and Center with Fanchon Stinger” an in-depth half hour special focusing on current issues in Metro Detroit.
Born and raised in Detroit, Stinger graduated from University of Michigan with honors, completing a dual Bachelor’s degree in English and communications. She enjoys reading, walking her dog Arie, travelling the world, and experiencing other cultures. Stinger is actively involved and attends College Park Church in Indianapolis.