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
  • Your Town Friday: Tipton County Pork Fest

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    Indianapolis, Ind. – Ever played camogie? Or played with Celtic canines? You can this weekend at the 24th Annual Indy Irish Fest! “There are a lot of people that come that like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2.0, which you’re going to have those people and that’s totally fine!” said co-chair Erin O’Rourke. “We also have people that it’s an important family tradition.” For Erin, it’s family. “Both sides of my family are Irish. It’s a volunteer gig but it’s also […]

  • Your Town Friday: IUPUI Chancellor thrilled with freshman class record

    Indianapolis, Ind. – IUPUI started classes this week and that’s where we’re wrapping up our Your Town Friday Back to School tour! The campus downtown Indianapolis awards degrees from both Purdue University and Indiana University. “There are two really true high energy moments in the academic year, and they are book ends, so it’s the start of the year and commencement,” said Jay Gladden, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education. “Today’s energy is all about the students returning in force, finding […]

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    PLAINFIELD, Ind. — We’re heading about 20 miles west of Indianapolis into Hendricks County for this week’s Your Town Friday. Plainfield was incorporated as a town in 1839. It got its name from the early Quakers who settled there. The Quakers were considered “plain” people, and so the town was named Plainfield. The school district continues to honor the Quakers, using the name for the mascot. Quaker and the Plainfield Community Middle School orchestra and band welcomed us to the […]

  • Your Town Friday: Zionsville trying to be “strong in every way”

    Zionsville, Ind. – We continue our Your Town Friday back to school road trip and this morning we’re going 20 miles north of Indianapolis to Boone County. Zionsville’s first graduating class was in 1888. The seven-room school was replaced by a new school in 1911. At one point, the school name was Eagle Township High School. Today, the Zionsville Eagles consistently rank in the top five of best Indiana high schools, but the superintendent told us those rankings don’t rank […]

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    Indianapolis, Ind – We’re focusing on Central Indiana schools in August for Your Town Friday and we’re starting in the largest district in the state! Students at Indianapolis Public Schools start Monday. The woman we met this week has a bigger role at IPS this year than she ever expected. “It’s been almost a month and they still talk about it like the day I told them!” And how could Tonia Guynn’s daughter’s not be proud? Their mom is a […]

  • Your Town Friday: Brownsburg

    Brownsburg, Ind. – Oftentimes for Your Town Friday we get requests to check out someplace new. Sometimes we get asked to return to see what’s changed and that’s what happened this week! We first met Monica Derhammer three years ago when the mom of two put together a business in Brownsburg and opened the doors in just five days. She invited us back to see the community support for ourselves. We also got to meet Christina Richardson, one of Monica’s […]

  • Your Town Friday: “Edinburgh is not a common place for this!”

    Edinburgh, Ind. – A fascination with fish inspired Brandon Grimes to get a paper route at 12-years-old and save for his first aquarium. Today, he’s a manager at his dream job in Edinburgh. “I actually kind of stalked the owner Jason for about six weeks until he gave me a job and I’ve been working here since!” said Grimes. Jason Frey loved saltwater aquariums and started Premium Aquatics in a 10 x 12 room in his house 23 years ago. […]

  • Your Town Friday: Crawfordsville

    Crawfordsville, Ind. – Crawfordsville is 25 miles northwest of Indianapolis in Montgomery County. In 1813, three rangers thought it was the perfect place for a settlement. Ten years later the three returned with their families and Crawfordsville was officially laid out in 1823. Wabash College was founded nine years later. Today, 15,000 people call the area home. The motto in Crawfordsville is, “Small City… Big Possibilities.” Perhaps one of the most notable things to come out of the city so […]

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    Carmel, Ind. – How does a salmon frittata or a potato waffle sound this morning? Have you ever had your waffle with cheese? “You put maple syrup on the waffle and we put cheese sauce because that’s who we are,” said Andrea Melani. “We’re Italian!” Melani has been running around kitchens since he was a kid. “My mom and dad own restaurants in Italy.” And when he moved to the states 20 years ago, he naturally started working in restaurants. […]

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