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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
  • Inmates help restore the Indiana Attorney General’s Office at huge savings

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Attorney General’s Office just got a major update. The nearly yearlong restoration at the statehouse is the first in decades. When the project started, there were questions about the initial estimates to restore and update the six-room office and who would pay for it. The offices were neglected for decades. The woodwork on the wall was in disrepair. There was broken marble throughout. Some doors were missing and the electrical was outdated and not up […]

  • Local pastor pens letter to families about processing Noblesville shooting, goes viral

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As schools reopen in Noblesville, students and their families are still dealing with the fear, the shock and the horror of the shooting a Noblesville West Middle School. In the days after the shooting, people flocked to prayer vigils and churches for comfort and understanding. Many are asking, “What now? What’s next?” Mark Vroegop, lead pastor at College Park Church in Indianapolis, wrote a letter to local families called “Lamenting the Noblesville School Shooting.”  It has since […]

  • Indy 500 porch parties bringing neighbors together

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – How well do you know your neighbors? IMS and the Harrison Arts Center is helping neighbors connect around the thrill of racing. The concept took off three years ago. This year, IMS Porch Parties are not only connecting neighbors. The concept is healing communities and building bridges of hope. Joanna Lenoire has lived in the Hillside community since she was 16 years old. She remembers when all the families knew each other and literally did life together. […]

  • Spots still open for Young Men, Inc. summer empowerment camp

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Young Men, Inc. is empowering young men to succeed. There are spots still open for boys ages 9-17 to join this summer’s camp starting on June 4.  Founder Rev. Malachi Walker and lead student counselors Jarrod Hubbard and Marques Woods stopped by the FOX59 Red Couch to chat Tuesday. Rev. Walker founded Young Men, Inc. in 1993 to give young men a path to developing stronger character, integrity, leadership skills, discipline and confidence. Camp programs are designed to empower young men physically, […]

  • Malachi’s Magnificent Lemonade honors Hoosier heroes

    Six year old Malachi Fronczak is just like any good CEO.  He wants his lemonade stand to be used to give back to the heroes in our community. When Howard County Deputy, Carl Koontz, was killed in 2016, Malachi  set up shop at his hometown Kokomo Police Department to do something nice for first responders.  He set up Malachi’s Magnificent Lemonade where any cool refreshing flavor is always free for officers, deputies, firefighters, and soldiers and tips are always appreciated. In 2017 when Malachi heard […]

  • Josie Sweigart is inspiring acts of kindness for everyone

    Sometimes the biggest heroes come in the tiniest packages. Baby Josephine Sweigart is one of those special gifts.  She was born early at 28 weeks because of complications. She fought hard and lived longer than some doctors expected before an infection become just too much. Josie’s dad told us about the hope every parent has for a child. “When you have a child you hope your child will be a good person and do good deeds for other people. We […]

  • 16 Tech CEO discusses plans for innovation community on Indy’s near west side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 16 Tech says it’s bringing the best, most creative thinkers in technology, advanced manufacturing and life sciences together in a 60-acre state of the art campus near IUPUI. Phase one of the project is a $120 million investment in the three new buildings and the renovation of another. 16 Tech projects the first phase will create over 2,600 jobs over the next 10 years. The phases to follow will create more jobs, startups and groundbreaking collaboration, including […]

  • Citizens CEO discusses $2 billion effort to remove sewage from waterways, protect health

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jeff Harrison, the President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group, stopped by the FOX59 Red Couch to discuss the historic DigIndy Project, which is the largest in the company’s history. So far, the underground sewer project has stopped 87 million gallons of raw sewage from getting into Indiana waterways. Harrison says the $2 billion project will help protect the health of Hoosiers for generations to come. He says the company is being strategic with how it’s calculating […]

  • Lindsay Porter empowering young leaders

    Lindsay Porter is a 4.0, senior at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated High School.  Her scholastic success is inspiring and equally as inspiring is her commitment to empower young girls in Indianapolis.  Lindsay’s senior year Capstone Project was on girl’s empowerment.  Fall semester, she spent researching the importance of girl’s empowerment and she found some disturbing gaps.  “Only 33% of women are in leadership position and the media plays a role in low self esteem.  Most women are not as small as […]

  • Local student spearheads ‘Girls Empowerment Rally,’ invites community

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lindsay Porter, a 4.0 senior at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated High School, is turning her yearlong capstone project into a way to pay it forward to other young girls. Lindsay organized a “Girls Empowerment Rally” that will take place on Saturday, March 17. She believes it is critical that young girls have the same encouragement and empowerment she got from her mother, Tiffany, and her father, Andrew Porter, the founder of Andrew Porter Custom Clothiers. Lindsay said, […]