Kyle Hicks is a native Hoosier who joined FOX59 and CBS4 as a digital producer in 2016. He graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in telecommunications in 2015. He previously wrote for Evansville’s WFIE, near his hometown of Newburgh. Kyle enjoys covering a variety of topics, but he especially enjoys writing about exceptional Hoosiers who positively contribute to the central Indiana community. If you would like to submit a story idea to Kyle, you’re welcome to email him at or contact him on Twitter with the handle @KyleHicksNews.

Recent Articles
  • ‘Bloodsicles’ help tigers at the Indianapolis Zoo beat the brutal heat

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We’re not the only ones trying to beat this week’s brutal heat. The animals are at the Indianapolis Zoo are too. While we humans may opt for a cold drink or ice cream, the zoo says its tigers are enjoying ice cold “bloodsicles” to stay cool. The zoo shared video of Maxim, a soon-to-be 7-year-old Amur tiger, eating his special ice treats Tuesday. The ice treats are popular for a lot of animals and zookeepers actually customize […]

  • VIDEO: Baseball player consoles friend after striking him out to move on to state championship

    In a heartwarming display of sportsmanship, a Minnesota high school baseball player skipped celebrating with his teammates to console the batter he had just struck out to move on to the state championship. The batter, Jack Kocon, just happens to be an old friend of the pitcher, Ty Koehn, according to Jim Moberg, who shared a video of the sweet moment. Koehn told Bring Me The News that he and Kocon have known each other since they were 13 and […]

  • CrossFit employee fired after voicing support for Indy gym ‘refusing to celebrate sin’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CrossFit has fired one of its employees after he voiced his support for a now-closed gym that decided to cancel an Indy Pride event. In a stream of controversial tweets that have since been deleted, Russell Berger thanked CrossFit Infiltrate “for standing by (their) convictions and refusing to celebrate sin by hosting an @IndyPride workout.” Berger listed himself on his Twitter page as a “Chief Knowledge Officer,” but a spokesperson for CrossFit says he is a legal […]

  • Indiana girl who lost foot in lawnmower accident graduates kindergarten month later

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 5-year-old girl who lost her foot in a lawnmower accident last month thought she’d miss her kindergarten graduation. But, with a smile on her face and a cap on head, Italia McAllister accepted her diploma. Family told FOX59 in May that the northern Indiana girl was playing with her brother in their backyard when she got too close to a riding lawnmower. When the lawnmower backed up, family says the little girl was knocked to the […]

  • Kenny Chesney asks audience to show Noblesville shooting victim some love: ‘We love you Ella’

    FISHERS, Ind. – Kenny Chesney made sure to show some love to the 13-year-old victim of the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Thursday night. The country superstar asked the crowd at Ruoff Home Mortgage Center to yell “We love you Ella” before he played “Everything’s Gonna be Alright.” He also said tickets were reserved for Ella. “There were tickets tonight for Ella Whistler. I want the whole crowd to say ‘We love you Ella’, because everything’s gonna be alright,” […]

  • Here’s why Indy 500 winners drink milk in Victory Lane

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ever wondered why Indianapolis 500 winners drink milk? The tradition dates all the way back to 1936, according to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s when Louis Meyer was photographed drinking milk in Victory Lane after winning his third Indy 500. IMS says it was out of habit. Meyer regularly drank buttermilk to refresh himself on a hot day. An executive with what was then the Milk Foundation was elated when he saw the photo. So, he vowed […]

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo pens heartwarming letter to Indiana boy battling cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – During the season, Victor Oladipo proved to be one of the best players in the NBA. Now, he’s proving to be an even better role model. Last week, a Danville mother shared a letter that the Pacers star wrote to her son who is currently battling leukemia. In the letter, Oladipo encourages Cameron Kirk to stay strong. “I know this is a scary and very frustrating time right now, but you must believe in yourself and everyone […]

  • UIndy baseball player who stepped up to the plate for his nephews proposes to girlfriend at home plate

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A University of Indianapolis baseball player, who has made his mark on the community and stepped up to the plate for his family, proposed to his girlfriend at home plate Sunday – and she said “yes!” Brendan Dudas,  a catcher who received his MBA last Saturday, popped the question to Maddie Harris in front of his team at Senior Day. Also in attendance for the proposal were Brendan’s two young nephews, Tristan and Kevin. Last year, Brendan […]

  • 2 men shot in turkey hunting accident in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – Two men were injured in a turkey hunting accident in Monroe County Sunday morning, according the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The department says 43-year-old Eric Strunk and 48-year-old David Dayhuff were hunting on a private property in the northwest corner of county when it happened at about 6:40. Another hunter was walking along a field line, saw and heard what he thought was a turkey, and shot the two men, according to DNR. The […]

  • Two men team up to tackle Indy’s pothole problem themselves

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two men aren’t waiting for the city to fill the potholes in their neighborhood. They’re doing it themselves. Chris Lang and Mike Warren created the grassroots organization “Open Source Roads” to fill the potholes around town. So far this year, they’ve filled seven potholes with their own tools and asphalt. Last year, they filled more than 100 of them. “We just set up cones around a pothole one day and were like, ‘alright I guess we either […]