Jill Glavan is thrilled to be back in Indianapolis, where her family has lived for more than 10 years. After growing up in the Dallas, Texas area and going to school at the University of Missouri, she now considers herself an adopted Hoosier.

Jill began her career at WPTZ in Burlington, VT, where she got used to tough winters! In addition to her daily assignments, Jill did 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 in 2012, Jill has contributed to every newscast. You can now see her on Fox 59 News at 10 and Newspoint at 11. She also produces the popular “Dirty Dining” series. When she’s not at work, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on her favorite teams: the Colts and Mizzou Tigers.

Recent Articles
  • Churches scrambling after popular Indy charter bus company shuts down

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A popular charter bus company with a hub in Indianapolis abruptly shut down this week, leaving groups who had already paid their bills scrambling to find new transportation. If you live in the area, you may recognize Cavallo Bus Line’s distinctive green charter buses. Lena Williams has used the company’s services for years. “They were clean, they were pleasant, and I enjoyed working with them,” Williams said. Williams, the Christian Education Director at Greater Saint Mark Missionary […]

  • Deputies captured deadly encounter with Bloomington man on newly-upgraded body cameras

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Two Monroe County sheriff’s deputies captured video of a deadly encounter with a Bloomington man on body cameras the department just upgraded a month ago. FOX59 went to see the cameras and the system, which cost around $100,000 and replaced a system that the sheriff’s office put in place in 2015. Every deputy is required to wear a body camera and activate it at every encounter they have with the public. “It’s supposed to be active and […]

  • Family hopes to complete window project after contractor never shows up to finish work

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A young family embarked on their own master bathroom remodel, but their project stalled when the contractor they hired to install a window didn’t return for six months. Bridget Haight is a mother of two and the small window on the side of her house has turned into a big problem that she is sick of worrying about all the time. “I just want it finished,” Haight said. Haight found a local company, TDS Construction, online and […]

  • State files complaint against Indianapolis-based company over $5,000 prize mailings

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A complaint filed by the Indiana Attorney General’s Office claims a marketing company unfairly deceived consumers by making them think they won a $5,000 cash prize. According to the complaint, Dealer Direct Service, or DDS, sent direct mail advertising to nearly 200,000 Indiana consumers on behalf of Shaver Preferred Motors in Merrillville and Jobeta Automotive Group in Indianapolis. FOX59 has learned that Jobeta has since closed down. Direct mail advertising for car dealerships is a common practice, […]

  • City officials agree to remove leaning tree after Franklin veteran expresses frustration

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – A veteran said he needed help getting his city officials to take down a tree next to his property. Terry Rogers lives along a railroad track in Franklin, and as the trains pass by his home every day, he finds himself preoccupied by another sight: a tree that’s leaning towards a power line next to his property. “I figure the worse it gets, the better chance it’s got of falling over,” Rogers said. After years trying to […]

  • ‘Operation Donate with Honor’ aims to make sure your money goes to reputable veteran-related charities

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A national initiative surrounding veteran-related charities urges you to make sure an organization is using their money wisely before you donate. The Federal Trade Commission rolled out “Operation Donate with Honor” this week, saying it worked with every state across the country to take action against disreputable and fake charities targeting people who want to give to veterans. FOX59 spoke with two locally-based veterans groups, Wish for Our Heroes and HVAF of Indiana, about their operations. The […]

  • Sophisticated scammers targeted nearly 150 IPL customers this week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — If you think you’ll never fall for a scam, two small business owners say you should think again. The owners were among at least 142 Indianapolis Power and Light customers contacted by scammers this week. The utility company’s spokesperson told FOX59 that, by comparison, only 13 customers reported scams last week. The spike came earlier this week, and JP Lahr & Sons Roofing Service owner James Lahr found himself in the middle of the scam. “(We were) […]

  • Local company warns customers about rising air conditioning unit prices

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If your air conditioning breaks this summer, it could cost you even more than usual to have it repaired or replaced. Brian Schutt, co-owner of Homesense Heating and Cooling in Indianapolis, has been talking to his customers about more than just repairs lately. He said his company learned recently that the manufacturer it uses will raise prices six percent in July. “The physical price of (an air conditioning) system will be three, four, five hundred plus more […]

  • Full-time resource officers to be added to elementary, middle schools in Zionsville

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – This fall, students in Zionsville will be greeted by new full-time school resource officers at every campus in the district, including elementary and middle schools. The Zionsville Town Council passed an appropriation of $277,000 at a meeting Monday morning which will pay for nearly three officers. The Town of Whitestown and Zionsville Schools will also help foot the bill, allowing the district to add six officers in addition to two it already employs. Zionsville police and the […]

  • FOX59 viewers make donations to help 92-year-old woman after break-in

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An elderly woman has a much lighter load thanks to FOX59 viewers who saw her story and stepped up to help. Delma Vibbert had been struggling since the winter, when thieves broke into her house while she was away and caused lots of damage, including tearing out copper wiring which caused her pipes to burst. As a result, Vibbert owed nearly $1,000 to Citizens Energy for her water and sewer bill. “I’ve got my (budget) down to […]