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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!

Twitter: @KellyReinkeTV

Recent Articles
  • Proposal could only allow Bloomington pet stores to sell animals from shelters, rescues

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — There’s a proposal on the mayor’s desk that would not allow Bloomington pet stores to sell dogs and cats, unless the animals come from shelters or rescue organizations. The city’s Animal Control Commission unanimously voted on the idea on Monday. It’s chief, Rebecca Warren, said her team has been working on the proposal for almost a year. “In Bloomington, we love animals and we want to know with confidence, by no accident or mistake of any one […]

  • Owner responds after massage parlor raided on northeast side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An owner of a massage parlor shared his story after authorities raided the business on Tuesday night. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) served a search warrant at Models Massage on the city’s northeast side. Officers said a 23-year-old was given a summons and investigators issued citations for licensing violations. Lucas Williams, the owner, was very heated as he checked on his business Wednesday afternoon. He claimed Models Massage is not shut down and he actually plans […]

  • Bloomington police: suspect steals multiple machetes, pepper spray cans and knives from store

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police in Bloomington need help identifying a person who they said stole multiple machetes, knives and cans of pepper spray from Hoosier Workwear Outlet on the Fourth of July. Investigators believe the suspect took about $1,400 in merchandise. The owner of the store, John Ratliff, believes the thief used a rock to get inside because it was closed for the holiday. One of the front windows is now boarded up. Ratliff said it happened early in the […]

  • 11 Johnson County parents facing criminal charges for kids missing too much school

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – Eleven parents in Johnson County are facing criminal charges for not taking their kids to school enough. The county prosecutor’s office said they violated the compulsory attendance law. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Joe Villanueva said he cannot remember the office pursuing these cases to this extent. The county’s Community Corrections Juvenile Division offers a program designed for the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. In several cases, the defendants failed to appear according to court documents. […]

  • Two Hoosier veterans walking 110 miles for heroes struggling with PTSD, homelessness

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — Two Hoosier veterans spent their Fourth of July holiday in an unconventional way. Adam Smith and Brian Alvey are walking 110 miles to raise awareness for veterans struggling with homelessness or PTSD. They are encouraging people to donate money in support of the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF). They began their walk on Monday in downtown New Albany and they will finishing the journey on Friday in Franklin. Smith spent nearly 17 years in the US […]

  • Plasma shortage leaves Peru boy without treatment

    PERU, Ind. – Indiana doctors believe a nationwide plasma shortage could put patients at risk of getting sick. Right now, Riley Hospital for Children is rationing its supply, which is leaving some kids without this life-saving therapy. Hayes is 11 years old and his mom, Vicki Bowman, said he was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder called hypogammaglobulinemia as a toddler. His body cannot make enough antibodies. That means it is easier for Hayes to get sick. Bowman said he […]

  • Indianapolis family finds loved one’s casket exposed in hole at cemetery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis family is upset after they found their loved one’s casket exposed in a hole and sitting in a few inches of water. Larry Thompson said his mom, Alene Carter, died in September, so he was surprised to see her grave site like that over the weekend. Thompson posted a video of her casket on Facebook. He went to New Crown Cemetery on the city’s near southeast side to see his mom on her birthday. He […]

  • Indiana fish farm producing nation’s first GMO animal for human consumption

    ALBANY, Ind. — It’s the country’s first genetically modified animal approved for consumption, and it’s growing in Albany, Indiana. AquaBounty Technologies is producing GMO salmon, and it could be hitting the market next year. Their fish farm off of E. Gregory Road received a shipment of roughly 90,000 bio-engineered eggs last month. Since then, the salmon have hatched. The technology company believes they should be ready for harvest in late 2020. President and CEO Sylvia Wulf said these fish grow […]

  • Hoosiers making plans to beat the heat this weekend

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This weekend in Indianapolis will be the warmest in more than nine months. On Friday, several families were already finding ways to beat the heat. There was a big crowd at Holliday Park on the city’s northwest side. Kids were playing in the splash pad while the parents sat in chairs to enjoy the summer day too. “It’s heavy,” said Linsday Farmerk, “like you can really feel it.” While some in the city were trying to beat […]

  • Horse therapy program in Camby in danger of closing

    CAMBY, Ind. – A horse therapy program in Camby is in danger of closing. The nonprofit, Horseshoes of Hope, needs to secure funding to buy the property it runs on. For nearly 10 years, the program has been helping kids and adults who have physical or mental disabilities. It helps about 40 families every week. The oldest person who comes to the facility is in his 80s. In order to continue running, John Lambert, the executive director, said they are […]

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