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
  • 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 […]

  • Tactical training available for break-ins while you’re at home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You’re at home and someone breaks in.  Do you know what to do? FBI numbers show a home invasion happens every 15 seconds. Authorities say more and more break-ins happen in broad daylight when people are at home. If someone breaks in when you’re at home do you know what to do? You have to react.  And whether you have a gun or not, what you do in that split second could determine if you or your family survive. “That […]

  • Dream come true for princesses

    Every little girl dreams of being of princess and now more and more girls are getting that chance. It’s a fairy tale day designed to reinforce life lessons for each little girl and their future success.  Morgan Webster founded the non profit, What a Girl Wants Really providing empowerment and success programs for young girls.  Morgan wants every little girl to understand that she is special and that she is a princess. “I want them to know at an early age that you’re […]

  • Local mother of 7 fighting breast cancer shares story of hope

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Katie Wilson is a busy mother of seven who put off getting her first mammogram several times. Wilson was eventually diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer. Life for Katie and husband Todd suddenly changed in an instant.  She was fighting for her life. “Immediately as a mother of seven, you just fear seven children being left with your husband, so it’s that deep gut fear of this can’t happen,” said Katie. The support from Katie’s friends […]

  • Honoring Jennifer Potter as the September Community Hero of the month

    Jennifer Potter, Assistant Manager at Brookwood Apartments on the south side never thought a normal workday would end with her saving not one, not two, but three lives.  June 6, 2018 Potter was driving a golf cart checking the property and noticed a group of children trying to help a little boy who was struggling after falling into the apartment pool.  Jennifer jumped off her golf cart, ran to the pool and jumped in to save him.  Little did she know his mother, Esther Thiang, […]

  • Joel Osteen brings Night of Hope, encouragement to Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Televangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen brought a message of hope and encouragement to a packed Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday night. The Night of Hope worship service is a time for the community to come together around worship, music and an encouraging message from Joel and his wife Victoria.  The Osteen’s mission is to remind people of God’s grace, forgiveness, and the importance of faith in the midst of life’s difficulties, fear over crime and the everyday challenges every […]

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