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
  • IU professor responds to tweet criticism

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Eric Rasmusen responded to backlash over one of his tweets after campus officials called his views racist, sexist and homophobic. There are now mounting calls for his resignation. Rasmusen is a Professor of Business Economics IU Bloomington. On November 7, he shared an article on Twitter titled, “Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably.” He pulled a line from the article saying ““geniuses are overwhelmingly male because they combine outlier high IQ with moderately low Agreeableness and moderately low […]

  • Birth mother says Noblesville child sedated at hospital after suspected neglect

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The mother of a Noblesville boy fighting for his life Tuesday night said her son is sedated at Riley Hospital for Children after suffering from a brain bleed. The 4-year-old’s father, Elijah Mills, and his girlfriend, Taylor Abrams, were arrested on neglect charges. On November 12, officers from the Noblesville Police Department responded to a call to assist paramedics with the possible cardiac arrest of the child at the 700 block of Nelson Circle. NPD began an […]

  • Council approves proposal to allocate millions to neighborhood near Lucas Oil Stadium

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A proposal before the city-county council on Monday night could bring big changes to a neighborhood near Lucas Oil Stadium. The council unanimously approved Proposal 377, which allocates up to $5 million for infrastructure improvements on the near south side. It would authorize the Metropolitan Development Commission and Department of Metropolitan Development to execute required documents to implement the application and issue debt obligations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Improvements may include improved […]

  • How Indiana schools keep students safe outside the building

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – School districts in Indiana are pumping millions of dollars towards safety. A lot of that money goes towards securing a building to keep kids safe once they are inside. Administrators are working before the bell rings too. “At the end of the day, schools are a vulnerable place,” said Chase Lyday, president of the Indiana School Resource Officers Association. School resource officers like Lyday monitor hallways all day to secure the campus once class starts. Moments like […]

  • Thousands of syringes distributed through Marion County exchange program

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Marion County launched a needle exchange program a little more than six months ago. So far, the health department says they have distributed about 10,000 syringes. Health officials believe this tool can help people stay safe and alive. The main goal is to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitus C among drug users. The team takes a mobile unit to two locations on the city’s east side, parking lots near the Damien Center and Brookside Community […]

  • Veterans Portrait Project personal for retired Air Force photographer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Stacy Pearsall is traveling around the country to photograph thousands of veterans to tell their stories. Her Veterans Portrait Project has received national recognition. On Tuesday, she came to Indianapolis to take portraits of Hoosier veterans free of charge. She founded Veterans Portrait Project in 2008. Since then, she has photographed 8,000 veterans in 47 states to honor them for their service and preserve their stories. Pearsall is a retired Air Force photographer. She was medically retired […]

  • Push to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – Lawmakers are pushing to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD. Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs does not provide service dogs for mental health conditions. Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Representative John Rutherford (R-FL), would create a competitive grant program through the VA for organizations to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD. “Three years ago, the VA began its study into the effectiveness of service dogs to […]

  • Indiana lawmakers push to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This week, an Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services passed a recommendation and a bill draft to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. It’s an idea the legislature has considered for years and the bill keeps failing. This recommendation calls to change the smoking age for traditional and electronic cigarettes. State Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) is a member of this interim study committee. She said the 14-person group unanimously passed […]

  • New safety technology in Lawrence Township schools detects gun fire, company says

    LAWRENCE, Ind. – It’s a first of its kind safety technology, and it’s going into every school in Lawrence Township. Utility, Inc., the company behind the system, said the active shooter response technology will send an immediate notification to police if a gun is fired on campus. Lawrence Township schools will be the first school district in the country to install the system. Utility, Inc. said it gives officers a precise location of where the gunshot occurred before someone calls […]

  • Companies to invest millions in Westfield, bring more than 1,000 jobs

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – The City of Westfield announced this month that four more companies will build there and bring more than 1,000 high-paying jobs in five years. Mayor Andy Cook said this economic growth is all part of a plan developed years ago. The first phase of the plan was building Grand Park to attract the hospitality industry. He said the second phase diversifies the city with more advanced manufacturing businesses. “One of my favorite questions is, ‘Why in the […]

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