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Jill Glavan joined the FOX59 team in 2012 and quickly made Indianapolis her home. After growing up in the Dallas area, her immediate family moved to Indiana and Jill spent summers during her college years at the University of Missouri getting to know Indy- she now considers herself an adopted Hoosier! One of those summers was even spent interning at FOX59 as Jill developed her skills as a journalist.

Jill began her career at WPTZ in Burlington, VT, where she got used to tough winters! In addition to her daily assignments, Jill produced a yearlong series where she became a “localvore,” only eating food produced within 40 miles of her own home. It was a challenging project, but gave her an appreciation of local food and businesses.

Since joining the FOX59 team, Jill has contributed to every newscast. Some highlights of her career (thus far) in Indianapolis include producing the Dirty Dining series, helping countless Hoosiers get answers they needed, participating in an inspiring WWII Honor Flight, and traveling to Super Bowl XLVIII in New York for a week of news coverage.

When she’s not at work, Jill enjoys reading, attending live concerts, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on her favorite teams: the Colts and Mizzou Tigers.

Recent Articles
  • Young kidney recipient featured on FOX59 collects donations for Riley Hospital for 10th birthday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six years after receiving a living kidney donation from her mother that saved her life, 10-year-old Bella Cruz used her birthday to collect donations for Riley Hospital for Children. Cruz donated a wagon to the hospital. Donors at a certain level can choose a message to place on the license plates on the wagons, which are used by families as they navigate the children’s hospital in Indianapolis. “She always loved to read the license plates and what […]

  • Health inspectors find more than 200 violations in sweep of problem north side apartment complex

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Efforts to get a north side apartment complex cleaned up led to a sweep by health inspectors and more than 200 repair orders. A group of 20 inspectors spent a day at Lakeside Pointe at Nora last week. The sweep came after residents at the apartment complex made more than 100 complaints to the Marion County Health Department in the last year and a half. “There was some concern leading up to that day about what the […]

  • Vulnerable Hoosiers still frustrated as state claims overhauled medical transportation system getting better

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — One year after the state overhauled its non-emergency medical transportation system for Medicaid patients, leaders are ironing out major issues that left vulnerable patients stranded. FOX59 visited the Indiana office of Southeastrans, the Georgia company that signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the state that went into effect June 1, 2018. The call center serves as a hub, where employees schedule rides with a network of transportation providers. The first year of the overhauled system was […]

  • Lawmakers working to change budget after projected drop in funding for students in poverty

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As lawmakers work feverishly at the Indiana Statehouse on the next budget, some school leaders are sounding alarm bells about a potential drop in funding for high-need students. Last week, new projections from the Indiana House showed an overall 14% drop in complexity funding, which goes to students in poverty. The drop caused a disparity across districts: though they all saw a small bump in general funding, those districts with higher numbers of families below the poverty […]

  • Resident wants speed bumps on street after out-of-control driver destroys fences

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman on the near east side is pushing for speed bumps on her street after an out-of-control driver smashed through two fences last week. One side of Phyllis Tjart’s fence was left in pieces, and her neighbor’s fence was completely destroyed. Tjart captured the driver of a maroon van flying down her sidewalk last Thursday, just feet from the front door, on a security camera. “The police said that they had crashed into cars a block […]

  • Indiana refocuses efforts on mental health needs at new psychiatric hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital will soon begin treating patients on the east side of Indianapolis, in an effort to increase access to mental health services. State leaders gathered Friday to celebrate the opening of the Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center, or NDI, which connects to Community Health East along 16th Street. NDI, which has 159 beds, looks a lot different than the psychiatric hospitals of the past. It will include additional services related to the brain, […]

  • Beware scam calls spreading across central Indiana that target your social security number

    PERU, Ind. – A popular scam that continues to target Hoosiers aims to get your social security number and your money. For the past week, Lacey Knight has been on high alert, because of the call she received last Monday. She even asked her kids to put an app on her phone that spots scam calls. “They got very angry, very aggressive over the phone,” Knight said of the scammers. The scammer, who called from an out-of-state number to Knight’s […]

  • New Castle man tries to recoup money after city sewer line backs up into elderly mom’s home

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. – A New Castle man thought his city would foot the bill after a sewer line backed up into his elderly mother’s basement, but instead he received a denial letter from the city’s insurance company. Roger Prince found out the hard way that it can be difficult to get a city to pay for property damage. Prince’s issues started when raw sewage backed up into his 89-year-old mother’s basement in December. He called a plumber who tried […]

  • Bill seeks to add oversight after Hoosiers complain of missed rides to medical appointments

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A bill making its way through the Indiana Statehouse would create an oversight committee to monitor an out-of-state contractor in charge of non-emergency Medicaid transportation. Last year, the state’s Family and Social Services Administration signed a four-year, $128 million contract with Georgia-based Southeastrans, putting the company in charge of transportation providers and scheduling. Prior to the deal, transportation for Medicaid patients had been provided privately through individual providers throughout the state. FSSA officials said they hoped to […]

  • Raise of up to 22 percent approved for all IPS non-teaching staff members

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A proposal approved by the Indianapolis Public Schools’ board Thursday will provide between 3 and 22 percent raises to all of the district’s non-teaching staff. The raises include both employees unionized through AFSCME and non-bargaining employees. They will also apply to positions that are currently open as the district seeks to fill high-turnover jobs. According to district administrators, the raises would mark the first base salary increase for most non-teaching staff in 10 years. Here is the […]

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