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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
  • 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 […]

  • Noblesville 7th grade science teacher awarded the Community Hero for bravery and service

    Noblesville 7th grade science teacher Jason Seaman was giving a test when a student walked in the classroom with a gun and started shooting.  In that instant Mr. Seaman was willing to sacrifice himself for this students.  He tackled the student shooting and wrestled the gun away.  He was shot 3 times.  Student, Ella Whistler was shot 7 times.  As the community rallied to pray for Ella and honor Mr. Seaman’s heroic and brave act, Student Madeline Hancock wondered how she […]

  • Kevin Russell helping others who are looking for a second chance

    Kevin Russell walked away from a successful career in architecture to help men and women who, in many cases, are on the road of second chances. Kevin said, “I’ve always served in men’s ministry, so I knew there was a call in my life to serve in men’s ministry. I didn’t see that happening inside a church per se and then all of a sudden God says I`m going to give you front row access to helping people.” Kevin is […]

  • Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition hit major milestone Sunday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sunday,  the Ten Point Coalition, its volunteers, community leaders, and neighbors celebrate 1,000 days with no youth criminal homicides in the city’s Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Rev. Charles Harrison, President of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition board says, “The Ten Point mission is to reduce urban youth gun violence as it impacts young men of color ages 12-24.  We have gone 1,000 days without anyone being gunned down in the streets of Butler Tarkington.” Harrison also says, “Malik Perry, age […]

  • Making a way for second chances

    Lisa Parker never thought her son would be hooked on drugs.  He was a standout student and athlete at Westfield High School who started experimenting with LSD with his friends. After countless denials and even figuring out how to get around a drug test, her son’s drug problem was exposed. “I never thought it would hit my family” said Parker. When her son had to leave school in order to go through rehab twice, Westfield High school Counselor Christy Ulsas […]

  • 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 […]

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