I’m thrilled to be reporting in the Hoosier state and helping to tell the stories in our community!

I joined the FOX59 team as a reporter in June 2018. I moved to Indianapolis after living in East Tennessee for two years – reporting for WATE 6 On Your Side in Knoxville. During my time there, I covered several national stories like the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires and Chattanooga school bus crash in 2016. I also did extensive coverage on the drug epidemic in East Tennessee.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California was my dream school. I received my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. I also minored in Political Science. During my time on campus, I reported, anchored and produced for the award-winning ‘Annenberg TV News’.

For two years, I was also involved with USC’s Spirit Leaders. I led stadium wide cheers during football games in the famous Los Angeles Coliseum.

Most of my family lives in California but I’m so happy to be close to a few aunts and uncles who live in the Indianapolis area.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and travelling.

If you want to learn more about me, feel free to reach out!

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Recent Articles
  • Carmel husband fighting cancer without power after strong winds

    UPDATE: Couple said late Sunday night they now have power and are back at home. _ _ _ CARMEL, Ind. – Thousands were still without power across Central Indiana on Sunday after strong winds came through the area. For one Hoosier family in Carmel, this power outage is much more than an inconvenience. It is making it difficult for a husband to stay alive as he fights cancer. Derek Fakehany was diagnosed with blood cancer two years ago. After a […]

  • Anderson mom claims store denied daughter’s service dog

    ANDERSON, Ind. – An Anderson mother claims a local pet store didn’t allow her 3-year-old daughter with autism to bring her service dog inside. Nicole Wisler says it happened at Night Stalkers Pet Emporium about a month ago, but the pet store claims the situation never happened. Wisler says her daughter Lele needs their golden doodle Scooby as a service animal because she has autism. “In a meltdown, I’ll say go get Lele. He’ll lick her face and that will […]

  • Hepatitis A case confirmed at Cafe Valley in Marion

    MARION, Ind. – On Thursday, the Grant County Health Department confirmed a Hepatitis A case at Cafe Valley in Marion. This announcement comes as the Indiana State Department of Health investigates an outbreak of the virus. Indiana has an average of 20 cases of hepatitis A per 12 month period. ISDH has confirmed 11 outbreak cases in Grant County. An apparent letter sent to employees of the bakery began floating around on social media making some in the area concerned. […]

  • Peru drivers frustrated about increased train traffic

    PERU, Ind. – Parked trains are causing a headache for drivers in Peru. Residents said they stop on the tracks and block the road for hours at a time. Trains are nothing new to city. Tracks divide the north and south side. Some say the increased train traffic is making it harder to drive around town. “If you just pull up to the tracks and a train is going by, people understand that,” said Gabriel Greer, Mayor of Peru. “Trains […]

  • Thief steals Indianapolis karate teacher’s black belt during car break-in

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – A karate teacher is heartbroken after her black belt was stolen from her locked car in downtown Indianapolis. The thief broke the window and took Olivia Roney’s work bag with it inside. Roney said it probably happened early Saturday morning around 1 a.m. She was devastated when she saw the bag gone. “It’s not just a regular belt,” Roney said. “It is something I have worn for so many hours. It is just part of me.” She […]

  • Some neighbors concerned about Columbus homeless shelter

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Some neighbors on Columbus’ east side are worried about a homeless shelter on their street. Brighter Days Housing opened two years ago on S. Mapleton Street. A couple residents nearby said it’s been bringing problems to their community. Brighter Days Housing can shelter 36 men and women at a time. It is a night shelter so people who decide to sleep there have to leave by 9 a.m. One couple said they are mostly concerned about what […]

  • Hoosier chef heading to Florida Panhandle with Mercy Chefs in wake of Michael

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Hoosier chef will be going to the Florida Panhandle to help evacuees of Hurricane Michael. Ty Hunt is deploying with Mercy Chefs, an organization that serves hot meals to thousands after disasters. Roughly one million people are without power after Hurricane Michael. A hot meal is also sometimes hard to come by as evacuees and volunteers deal with the storm’s aftermath. So, Mercy Chefs sets up kitchens to provide professionally prepared, restaurant quality meals for victims, volunteers […]

  • Former Fishers student sues football coach and district, claiming racial discrimination

    FISHERS, Ind. – A mother and her 18-year-old son, Jayden Bond, have filed a lawsuit against Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Fishers High School head football coach Rick Wimmer. It refers to a reported incident back in 2016 when her son was a junior at Fishers High School. The family said in the lawsuit the defendants violated the student’s civil rights with their negligent conduct and failed to properly train their teachers. The lawsuit claims they violated the teen’s civil rights by […]

  • No charges filed three months after teen shot and killed on city’s east side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s been nearly three months since 13-year-old Harry Taliefer was shot and killed on the city’s east side and still no criminal charges have been filed. Police say dozens of people, some kids and some adults, were fighting in the street when the teen was shot in the neck. A few days later in July, one woman was arrested but prosecutors declined to file charges against her. She was released from jail. Taliefer’s mom Shawnta Winston still […]

  • Free public libraries installed in Irvington to honor victims of Gary serial killer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Free public libraries are popping up in the Irvington area in honor of seven women murdered by a serial killer in Gary, Indiana. It was set up by a woman in Indianapolis whose daughter was also found dead in Gary around the same time. Sandy Segneri’s daughter, Samantha Rainey, was killed at the age of 24. Rainey leaves behind three children, including her 7-year-old daughter Julianna. Segneri said when a Boy Scout needed an Eagle Scout project, […]