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
  • Community Hero Tony Williamson IFD Battalion Chief

    We are so grateful for the first responders who serve in every community. You’re about to see how some Indianapolis firefighters not only save lives, but they are also transforming lives of the next generation. Meet battalion chief Anthony Williamson, a true community hero. So appreciated by people he hasn’t even met yet. He’s dedicated his life to serving the Indianapolis community and his passion for the job is earning him some new recognition. Those who work closely with IFD […]

  • A Mission to help others

    Todd Spenneberg and his wife are helping make life a lot easier for neighbors they know and families they don’t know. The Boone County Community Chest is open on Saturdays serving people who may have trouble making ends meet. Todd provides clothes for people who are in need along with Freedom Church of Lebenon who provides food pantry items. In October, it’s a Halloween party complete with a special sensory event for autistic children. For Thanksgiving, the Boone County Community […]

  • Where’s the Outrage?: FOP Pres. Rick Snyder & Rev. Charles Harrison talk Indy violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Violence in Indianapolis is raising concern throughout the city, but some leaders are taking it a step farther. Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder and Reverend Charles Harrison with the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition are issuing a challenge on Twitter and in the community through their campaign, Where’s the Outrage? TUNE IN: Discussing surging number of murders, non fatal shootings and overall violence in Indy @Fox59 | Talking with @FanchonStinger and @charlesharriso5 at 5:40 PM and […]

  • Richard Probes Community Hero: Honoring children lost to violence

    Richard Probes traveled 41 days and 1,000 miles alone in his wheelchair. After his wife committed suicide he was in a depression and Richard had just one question.  Are there still good people in this world? Mile after mile traveling in his wheelchair, he got his answer, “I found a state that opened their arms to me I found kindness everywhere I went 47 I never went without a place to stay 48 I never went without a meal 50 […]

  • Roll Call for the Fallen looks to bring community together

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Reese Hamilton was recently honored as the March FOX 59 and Community Health Network Community Hero of the Month. Reese is continuing his Blue Ribbon plans for 2019, honoring the lives of people killed due to violence. Every month, Reese gives back to the community and the homeless. Saturday afternoon, the community is invited to join him at 30th and Sherman for Reese’s Roll Call for the Fallen. Reese sat down with FOX 59’s Fanchon Stinger to […]

  • Ava Durham and her special birthday mission

    When little Ava Durham started planning for her 7th birthday, the first thing she thought of is how to help her friends and classmates. She made a special video appealing to everyone she knows. Ava’s simple birthday idea turned into over $1,000 of school supplies for all of her schoolmates at Edison School for the Performing Arts. The outpouring of support initiated by a little girl with a heart to help others is truly inspiring! Fox59 and Community Health Network […]

  • Community Hero: Michelle’s Little Free Pantry

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — Any of us could be one life event away from being food insecure. Like every county, Johnson County has a hunger problem. In fact, over 40% of children are on free and reduced lunch, one woman decided to do something–to help fill the gap when pantries are closed or people can’t get to them. Little did she know it would bring her community together around a mission of compassion. Michelle Waugh Dahl wanted to do something […]

  • Helping veterans battle mental illness

    Correction: A previous version of this story erroneously stated that PrTMS is FDA approved. We regret the error. Steve Loesch woke up everyday feeling like he was thinking through a web or a fog.  Even more troubling, he couldn’t snap out of it. Steve was put on pain medication after back surgery and instantly he knew something was wrong.  Steve says, “I got out of the hospital and I started getting very anxious – anxiety you would not believe. And […]

  • Paving the way for Students to get an Ivy League Education

    Leila Champion got big a surprise visit from FOX59 and Community Health Network. As a senior at Tindley Accelerated High School she attended Harvard University for a spring/summer semester where she took college level classes. To get to Harvard,  Leila raised 13-thousand dollars by holding different fundraisers. Appropriately, she got a B in a graduate level course on Financial management and non profit organizations.  She got an A in philosophy.  While attending classes with college and graduate level Harvard students she noticed […]

  • IndyFluence strives to connect emerging talent with Indiana’s top companies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The inaugural IndyFluence will encourage more college students to build their careers in Indiana. The Circle City’s top companies are collaborating for this first-of-its-kind service and community day. IndyFluence will bring 430 interns from several Indiana companies together to work side-by-side at 10 service project locations throughout Indianapolis on Thursday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The day will end with a networking event on Georgia St. “As a collaborative group of Indy’s top companies, we […]

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