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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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    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 […]

  • The surprising careers of two Colts Cheerleaders

    Indianapolis, Ind. – The Colts organization is a community within itself, but each person involved carries that spirit back to where they live. Colts cheerleader Hannah Clingan goes home to Covington, about an hour and a half northwest of Indy, and captain Rose McClimans lives on the south side of Indy and works in Fishers. And speaking of work, have you ever wondered about the cheerleader’s nine-to-five’s? “The squad is very diverse ,” said rookie Hannah. “The girls have so […]

  • 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 […]

  • Your Town Friday: Plainfield students get to work in an Idea Lab

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