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
  • IN Focus: Long lines, big money, big name surrogates in Senate race

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With less than two weeks remaining before the midterm election, more voters in Indiana are headed to the polls early and groups are spending more money to try to sway their votes. Long lines at new satellite early voting sites in Marion County Friday painted a picture that is backed up by statewide numbers: more people are voting early than in previous midterm elections. According to data provided to FOX59 by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, […]

  • Tens of millions pouring into Indiana’s hotly contested Senate race as election nears

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With less than two weeks remaining before the midterm election, more voters in Indiana are headed to the polls early and groups are spending more money to try to sway their votes. Long lines at new satellite early voting sites in Marion County Friday painted a picture that is backed up by statewide numbers: more people are voting early than in previous midterm elections. According to data provided to FOX59 by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, […]

  • IN Focus: Downtown development project would expand convention center, add hotels

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis plans some new additions to the downtown area, including more convention center space and a pair of hotels. The plans, revealed and approved at Friday’s Capital Improvement Board meeting, call for an expansion of the convention center on Pan Am Plaza and a pair of Hilton-branded hotels. “We believe that if we’re not planning for tomorrow today, we’re already going to fall behind our competitors,” CIB President Melina Kennedy said. “There are hundreds of conventions that […]

  • Major project would expand convention center downtown, add pair of hotels

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis plans some new additions to the downtown area, including more convention center space and a pair of hotels. The plans, revealed and approved at Friday’s Capital Improvement Board meeting, call for an expansion of the convention center on Pan Am Plaza and a pair of Hilton-branded hotels. “We believe that if we’re not planning for tomorrow today, we’re already going to fall behind our competitors,” CIB President Melina Kennedy said. “There are hundreds of conventions that […]

  • Seven months after fire, family still waiting for city to tear down vacant house next door

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A family fixing up their childhood home after a fire next door said they’re sick of waiting on the city to tear down the damaged and dangerous house. In March, Boulevard Place on the near north side filled with firefighters as a vacant house went up in flames. Al Watson and his family watched helplessly as the damage spread to their home next door. “Everywhere you look is a memory, you know, and you’re seeing your memories […]

  • Home security system captures recycling truck driver going wrong way on one-way street

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis resident sick of trying to get a recycling truck company to stop driving the wrong way down his one-way street said he felt he had no choice but to make videos of the incidents public. Charles Coslett captured the videos on his home security system and said he tried for months to get Republic Services to stop the practice, and reached out to multiple state and local agencies for help. “It’s been very frustrating, because […]

  • Volunteers breathe new life into Bloomington community center

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A large group of volunteers converged Friday on a community center, breathing new life into the more than 100-year-old building. Whether it was digging up old roots, or planting new ones, each volunteer found a way to put their skills to use at the Banneker Community Center on Bloomington’s west side. “It’s been an amazing transformation,” said Teri deMatas, IU Health VP of Marketing and Communications. Volunteers from IU Health Bloomington participated in the project as part […]

  • Experts: Do your research before you donate for Hurricane Florence relief

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Experts say scammers will most certainly take advantage of Hoosiers’ generosity during Hurricane Florence, so you should be careful if you choose to make a donation. FOX59 has spoken to a number of people and organizations in central Indiana that headed towards the east coast to offer help, including supplies, high-tech equipment, and even ambulances. If you’re here at home, though, you may decide to offer your own help through a donation. “Unfortunately there are people that […]

  • Woman renting previously vacant home upset after trying to get city’s help with dumping

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A young woman who recently moved into a rental home told FOX59 she tried to get the city’s help with dumping problems in her backyard, but ended up with health department violations instead. Morgan Oster moved into a house on the southeast side recently. Neighbors said the house had been vacant for a couple of years and attracted illegal dumping in the back alley. Oster said her landlords, Burger LLC and Stella Lebaron, cleaned up trash in […]

  • Family gets refund, plus new company fixes unfinished window project

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A young family that waited six months for a contractor to finish a job doesn’t have to wait any longer, and they got their money back in the process. A month ago, Bridget Haight said she was tired of looking at the unfinished window on the side of her house, which was part of a bathroom remodel that she and her husband have taken on mostly by themselves. “I just want it finished,” Haight said. Haight hired […]