Indiana University Graduate Class of 2016. Two years of news production experience with FOX59/CBS4. Podcast producer for FOX59/CBS4.

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  • DNR finds oak tree killing fungal pathogen in rhododendrons

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that they intercepted plants containing Phytophthora ramorum, more commonly known as sudden oak death, for the first time in roughly 10 years. SOD is a fungal pathogen that has killed a large number of oak trees on the West Coast. Oak trees standing within six feet of SOD can be killed. Thankfully, the harmful fungal pathogen is yet to be established in the mid Midwest. SOD travels in over 100 species of plants. […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 12 ‘OTAs & Top 10 Players’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have expressed interest in recently cut, former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. What would it take to sign him, and what would his addition mean for a team with high aspirations? Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins debate the top 10 current players on the Colts’ roster. You may be surprised who does and doesn’t make the lists. Chappell gives us his early takeaways from OTAs, which include some key players not […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 11 ‘Defensive Expectations’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After diving head-first into the Colts’ offensive improvements last week, the Bluezone crew breaks down what to expect from the defensive side of the ball in year two under coordinator Matt Eberflus. Mike Chappell also gives us his takeaways from Chris Ballard’s rap session with the media, which includes surgery for some high-profile players. Finally, Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins discuss the national media’s high expectations surrounding the Colts, and define what a successful season […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 10 ‘Ring of Honor’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In this week’s episode, the Bluezone crew looks back Dwight Freeney’s illustrious career following the announcement that he will join the Colts’ Ring of Honor this fall. With Freeney in the ring, what about Robert Mathis? Do guys like Tarik Glenn, Bob Sanders or Dallas Clark deserve a spot? Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins explore which former and current players may one day join Freeney in Indy’s Ring of Honor. After a fun blast from […]

  • Firefighters stick around to mow man’s grass in Shelbyville

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — The Shelbyville Fire Department went above and beyond the call of duty Monday to help a man who couldn’t finish mowing his lawn due to health issues. The department posted about the firefighters on Facebook Monday, saying that “C shift” arrived at a home to assist a man who experienced “medical problems” while mowing his lawn. After tending to the man, firefighters stuck around to finish cutting his grass. Though the department didn’t go into the specifics […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 9 ‘Draft Recap’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the NFL Draft behind us, it’s time to breakdown the Colts’ selections and evaluate how their incoming rookie class fits into the already existing roster. In this week’s episode, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins go pick-by-pick through Indianapolis’ draft and give analysis on every player. You’ll also hear from all ten of the Colts’ draft picks as they get their first exposure to the local media via phone interview (starts at 55:45). In […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 8 ‘Final Draft Preview’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After months of scouting and speculation, the NFL Draft is finally just one day away. In this week’s episode, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins give an in-depth Colts draft preview by discussing Indy’s likely options at picks 26 and 34, rumors, roster needs, draft strategy and the potential for trades. Follow the podcast on Twitter @ColtsBluezone, and subscribe to the podcast through your favorite app so new episodes go directly to your phone or […]

  • Colts draft Javon Patterson with second 7th round pick

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts drafted center Javon Patterson 246th overall after acquiring the pick in a trade with the Eagles. In exchange for the 246th draft pick, the Colts sent fourth-year veteran defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway to Philadelphia. Patterson started 42 games at Ole Miss, where he has experience at all three interior offensive line positions. He adds depth to a Colts offensive line group that gave up the fewest sacks in the NFL in 2018.

  • Colts draft offensive lineman Jackson Barton with pick 240

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have selected Utah offensive tackle Jackson Barton with their 240th overall pick. Barton has the size you want on the offensive line at 6’7″, 310 lbs and 34″ arms. He’ll compete for a backup position as he continues to develop and refine his game.  

  • Colts draft DE Gerri Green with pick 199

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have used their sixth round pick, 199 overall, on Mississippi State defensive end Gerri Green. Green registered 5.5 sacks in 2017 as an outside linebacker and 3.5 in 2018 after moving to defensive end. He has solid size for an edge rusher at 6’4″, 252 lbs and 33″ arms. Green’s combine numbers were impressive, as the former Bulldog posted a 4.63 40 yard dash, 35″ vertical jump and 24 reps on the bench press. The […]

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