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: Whitestown couple gives Hoosier heroes a little piece of home

    Whitestown, Ind. – This week’s Your Town Friday actually has a lot to do with not being in your town! This story is about Hoosiers who are serving our country, and a Boone County couple making them feel comfortable wherever they are. “We’ve sent to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait,” said Danielle Robinson. “We’ve sent to Special Forces, which cannot tell us where they are.” Danielle has at least four reasons this matters to her. “My son is an Afghanistan veteran, […]

  • Your Town Friday: The Sound of History

    Carmel, Ind. – It’s ‘show and tell’ every day for Chris Lewis as Executive Director of the Great American Songbook Foundation. The papers and artifacts of our countries greatest composers and lyricists fill a room inside the Palladium in Carmel, and also a 4,000 square foot building down the road. Chris, his small team and an archivist manage the more than 500 collections totaling more than 700,000 artifacts, mostly from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. (Watch the video above to […]

  • Behind-the-scenes with the Frankfort Holiday Festival of Lights

    FRANKFORT, Ind. — From the ground you can tell it’s cool, but from the air you can see it truly is a festival of lights! There are more than a million lights displayed on a one-mile drive through Frankfort’s TPA Park. “We’re bigger and better than ever!” said Travis Sheets, superintendent of Parks and Recreation. Travis says they’ve been able to do the Frankfort Holiday Festival of Lights for 27 years and not charge anyone, thanks to donations. “It’s fun […]

  • Your Town Friday: Longtime Greenwood baker thinks phone call is spam, but turns out to be sweet surprise

    Greenwood, Ind. – The holiday wreaths are hanging in Greenwood now. And it’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas, too. As the seasons come and go, Grafton Peek has been a constant for twenty years. Right now, Christmas-themed cakes fill the cooler. Despite the longevity, owner Charles Bryant says he still gets asked all the time what Grafton Peek means! “We have a ballroom in Old Town Greenwood that was built in 1884 and the gentlemen’s name who built […]

  • Your Town Friday: Greenfield mom leaves legacy after being told ‘it would never work’

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – Cynthia Erwin worked the front desk in her husband Bob’s dental office in the 1980s, and she was saving every penny. One day she surprised her family and said she was opening a business. “So she decided to look around, and we had a Hallmark store where the owner was retiring, and her name was Kay,” said Kelley Holden. “So my mother bought Kay’s Hallmark.” Cynthia’s Hallmark opened in Greenfield in 1985. By the 90s, she was […]

  • Your Town Friday: Son puts his own twist on Noblesville family farm

    Noblesville, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday, we’re going down on the farm. But not like you might think. The pumpkin patches are empty now and up next, you might go to local farms for your Christmas tree. But if you go to Spencer Farm in Hamilton County, you might want to kick back and say, “Cheers!” This could be the legacy Mark Spencer leaves as a member of the Spencer farming family. And he certainly didn’t expect […]

  • Your Town Friday: They sensed tension in town so added some F.U.N. in Frankfort

    Frankfort, Ind – This week we’re heading about 50 miles north of Indianapolis to Frankfort, where some people felt like there was tension in the town and they wanted to replace it with some fun. Early last year,  Larry Laughner approached Tammy Danner and some others with his idea. Before long, they formed a group called “F.U.N.” and it stands for Frankfort’s Unified Neighborhoods. “Basically that’s the story,” said Danner. “We’re trying to unify the neighborhoods. Bring the community back […]

  • Your Town Friday: Extraordinary Mooresville woman celebrates hers 108th birthday

    MOORESVILLE, Ind. — A woman in Mooresville is celebrating a very special birthday. To give you an idea of the long life she’s lived, she has three children, 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren! Mooresville was named after Samuel Moore, who bought the land ten miles southwest of Indianapolis for $2 an acre in 1823. The town adopted “Home of the State Flag” in 1966 as its slogan in honor of resident Paul Hadley, designer of the Indiana state […]

  • Your Town Friday: Brighten your fall season with a visit to Dull’s Tree Farm in Thorntown

    THORNTOWN, Ind. — Thorntown is in Boone County and only about 1,500 people call it home. The total area is half a square mile! There is one family with quite a bit of land, working year round to brighten your fall and holidays. In 1993, Lucas Dull’s parents opened Dull’s Tree Farm. They planted 200 Christmas trees eight years earlier on their farm, and they were finally ready. “I did grow up on the property, but it did not look […]

  • Your Town Friday: Popular festival Hope Heritage Days attracts thousands of visitors to small town

    HOPE, Ind. — Hope is about 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis in Bartholomew County and is home to the longest continual free rural mail delivery in America! And that’s just one reason this town has it’s motto. “As the sign says when you come into town, it’s a surprising little town,” said lifelong resident Chuck Caldwell. Hope is home to about 2,200 people and this weekend its population will grow by at least ten times during the 52nd Annual Hope Heritage […]

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