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
  • Commission meets to talk about frustration with $128 million state contract for medical rides

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A commission created by legislators to oversee a $128 million state contract for transportation to medical appointments met for the first time Friday. The non-emergency medical transportation, or NEMT, commission consists of state legislators, Medicaid providers, and stakeholders. State Sen. Vaneta Becker, who sits on the commission, led an effort at the Statehouse to create the commission to oversee problems with state contractor Southeastrans. Last year, Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, or FSSA, entered into a […]

  • Restaurant installs baby changing station in men’s restroom after stay-at-home dad’s complaint

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A south side Indianapolis man is on a mission to help other stay-at-home dads like him when they’re out in public with their kids. Chris Brand told FOX59 in September that he had been trying for two years to get a local restaurant to re-install a baby changing station in its men’s restroom after a remodel. There is no law that requires businesses to offer baby changing stations in both women’s and men’s restrooms, but across the […]

  • Family’s frustration over broken fridge leads to questions about extended warranties

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A family paid the extra $500 for a three year extended warranty on their fridge, but getting a replacement after technicians couldn’t fix it turned out to be more difficult than they expected. Colleen Arvai said a technician has been out to her home nine times over the past year to try to fix the water and ice dispenser. She can live with it, buying bags of ice instead, but by the time she contacted FOX59 Arvai […]

  • Woman wins eviction case after health department takes landlords to court

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman facing eviction from her apartment on the west side won her case in court, but an attorney representing her said he’s concerned about what the case means for other tenants. Alvenia Smith and other residents at Addison Creek apartments tell FOX59 they have been living with major issues in their apartments. In August, Smith first spoke out about her case, which had been on the Marion County Health Department’s radar before she moved into her […]

  • Woman faces eviction after health department takes landlords to court

    UPDATE (Sept. 27, 2019) — A judge ruled in favor of the tenant, Alvenia Smith, saying her apartment complex cannot evict her before her lease is up because of health department violations. Smith told FOX59 she is looking for a new place to live after her lease ends in October. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman on the west side of Indianapolis faces eviction two months after the health department filed a court case against her landlords. Alvenia Smith […]

  • Tax board won’t exempt apartment complex from $300,000 bill unless cleanup continues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A north side apartment complex will have to do more work to keep from paying $300,000 in property taxes next year. FOX59 started looking into Lakeside Pointe at Nora earlier this year, as residents said they struggled to get the complex to make repairs, even for emergency issues like broken hot water and air conditioning. In June, the Marion County Health Department initiated a sweep of the complex and handed out more than 200 repair orders. That […]

  • Low-income residents stuck in the middle as sale of apartment complex stalls

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — All parties involved in the sale of a low-income apartment complex agree that it desperately needs renovation, but construction has been delayed as the sale stalled. Residents at Stonekey Apartments on the near southeast side say they are living with major health and safety issues in units subsidized by the federal government, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Meriah Flores has kept close track of the problems in her apartment. When she moved in a […]

  • Stay-at-home dad tries to get McDonald’s to reinstall baby changing station in men’s restroom

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A stay-at-home dad says a McDonald’s restaurant on the south side of Indianapolis removed the baby changing station from its men’s restroom during a remodel and his calls to have it reinstalled have gone nowhere. Chris Brand contacted FOX59 after more than a year trying to get the issue resolved with McDonald’s managers. Brand used to take his young daughter to the location at US 31 and Stop 11 Road all the time, but after the restaurant […]

  • Greenwood woman selling late husband’s ring online says she nearly fell for possible scam

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – A woman who tried to sell a sentimental item online says she wants other people to know about the buyer who she thinks tried to scam her into sending the item and cash. Betty Hoskins thought she’d found a good home for the custom diamond ring she was selling for $4,500. A man on the website Let Go told her through an online message that he wanted to buy the ring for his wife. This wasn’t the […]

  • Residents go up to 9 months without repairs at west side apartment complex

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Health department records show repeated problems at a west side apartment complex, where residents say they have gone as many as nine months waiting on repairs in their units. Heather Fields first contacted FOX59 about issues at Addison Creek Apartments last summer. Since then, she has continued to have problems in her apartment, where the Marion County Health Department has issued more than one repair order, including an emergency repair for broken air conditioning. “This is our […]

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