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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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    Indianapolis, Ind. – We continue our Your Town Friday March Madness tour at Butler University in the historic Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Butler was founded by abolitionist Ovid Butler in 1855. The original campus was at 13th and College, hence the name College Avenue. It moved to Irvington in 1875 and to the current location about five miles from downtown Indianapolis in 1928. Today there are about 4,700 undergraduates. Some famous alums include NBA player Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, […]

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  • Your Town Friday: Gnaw Bone

    Gnaw Bone, Ind. – This month for Your Town Friday we’re hitting up towns with names that make you scratch your head and question who came up with that?! We’re starting in Gnaw Bone, Indiana. Gnaw Bone stretches less than a mile long on Highway 46 between Nashville and Columbus in Brown County. It’s so small you can hold your breath while you drive from one end of town to the other. Yes, we tried it! We heard our first […]

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