Lindy Thackston anchors FOX 59 Morning News weekdays from 4 to 7 a.m. She’s been with FOX 59 since October 2013. Lindy is a Hoosier and happy to be home!

While not in the newsroom, Lindy is an emcee for Indiana Pacers games and a trackside announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the IMS PA team.

Lindy has spent more than 16 years covering news, sports and entertainment. She has been an anchor and reporter at various stations, including WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana, WSIL-TV in southern Illinois and First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida.

She spent many years as an IndyCar Series pit reporter and pre-race host for the Versus Network and NBC Sports Network and also reported from college football sidelines for a few years.

Lindy has been a fill-in host for the Daily Buzz, a three-hour morning entertainment show that airs in a large part of the country, and a reporter for Hollywood 411 on the TV Guide Network.

She is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards and several Associated Press Awards.

Lindy is from Frankfort, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University.

She has been married to her husband Christian since January 2014 and they had a son in October 2015.


Recent Articles
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    Speedway, Ind. – It was this week back in 1945 when Tony Hulman bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for $750,000. His daughter Mari was 11-years-old at the time. Mari Hulman George was there from start, and through the days that as a woman, she wasn’t even allowed in pit lane, to 2018, when the Indy 500 had secured its place as the biggest one day sporting event in the world. She passed away at the age of 83 earlier this […]

  • Your Town Friday Haunted Edition: Thornhaven Manor in New Castle

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  • Your Town Friday: The Haunted Roads Hotel

    Atlanta, Ind. – Have you ever been inside a hotel that gave you the heebie jeebies? We continue our haunted Your Town Friday series this month by going to one that might do just that! Atlanta is in Hamilton County. It’s quite small, with the last census recording 725 people live there. The town has been called Atlanta since 1885. It was about ten years after that a hotel opened its doors. And it appears some guests never wanted to […]

  • Irvington, which was named after ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ has spooky history

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  • Your Town Friday: Central State Hospital has complicated history, looks very different than it did 100 years ago

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For Your Town Friday during the month of October, we’re checking out places some people say makes the hair stand up on the back of their neck. And we’re starting with a place with quite the history. Central State Hospital was originally known as the Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane. It opened in 1848 on Washington Street, just  west of downtown Indianapolis. At it’s peak, 3,000 patients lived there. It closed for good in 1994, but the […]

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  • Your Town Friday: Kicking off fall in Bargersville

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  • Boutiques bring unique style Hendricks County’s shopping scene

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