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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
  • 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, […]

  • Inspiring young adults share keys to success on the Red Couch

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The final Red Couch segment celebrated the some of the heroes of tomorrow! Young people already making a positive impact on the community.  Fanchon Stinger talked to Courtney Clark and James Wilson. Clark attended Girl’s Inc camps growing up and talks about her work with Girl’s Inc now. She says self esteem, confidence and healthy relationships are critical to helping our girls succeed.  She shares her inspiration and how she’s giving back in ways she never dreamed of. James […]

  • Tim and Dylan remind us about the importance of simple kindness

    Every Friday morning you’ll find 11-year-old, Hope in the front window of her house. She’s waiting for two very special friends, Tim and Dylan who are the light of her week.  Hope was born with a congenital heart disease and has had close to 20 surgeries. Every Friday, she greets the guys as they stop in front of her house.  Tim from Ray’s Trash Service say, “We get a lot of kids that come out and watch us but not like […]

  • Gary Brackett, Andrew Porter stop by FOX59 to discuss inspiring black history pioneers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Colts linebacker and restaurateur Gary Brackett and Andrew Porter, Founder of Andrew Porter Custom Clothiers, joined Fanchon Stinger on the FOX59 Red Couch Wednesday. Brackett and Porter talked about black history pioneers who’ve inspired them, overcoming adversity, and their journey to success. Andrew Porter dresses the who’s who of Indiana and VIPs around the country. Gary Brackett is one of his top clients among other big names he shares. Both Brackett and Porter opened up about their principles of success […]

  • Joyce Rogers stops by Red Couch to discuss Walker Theatre restoration

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – She is a legendary leader in Indiana. Joyce Rogers stopped by the FOX59 Red Couch to celebrate Black History Month. Rogers is chairwoman of the Madame C. J Walker Board and Vice President for Development and External Relations for Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Rogers spearheaded a partnership with Indiana University, IUPUI and the Lilly Endowment for a 15 million dollar renovation and restoration project of the Madame Walker Theatre. Rogers explained how the renovation […]

  • Butler’s LaVall Jordan stops by FOX59 to celebrate Black History Month

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Butler University head basketball coach LaVall Jordan stopped by the FOX59 Red Couch to celebrate Black History Month. Coach Jordan talked about the Bulldog’s season and how he’s preparing his team for March Madness. Jordan graduated from Butler with a degree in journalism and says his gift for mentoring young people is part of what led him to coaching.  He is a husband and father of three girls. When it comes to inspiring excellence and learning from the legacy of black […]