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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
  • 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 […]

  • ‘There was a lot of attention sort of unexpectedly’: Hoosiers fall for Italian breakfast in Carmel

    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. […]

  • Your Town Friday: The Sarah Fisher of today

    Speedway, Ind. – We continue in the fast lane this month for Your Town Friday. This week we went back to Speedway’s Main Street and sat down with a woman whose name you probably recognize. She’s the youngest woman to ever qualify for the Indy 500 at age nineteen. She’s a team owner and a business owner. But the Sarah Fisher of today? “We have two kids!” said Sarah. “Zoey is seven and Danny is four.” Sarah married Andy O’Gara […]

  • Your Town Friday: Speedway and the IMS Museum map

    Speedway, Ind. – As you might expect, we’re cruising into May by visiting Speedway for Your Town Friday! The town was established in 1926, well after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909. Speedway’s Main Street looks much different than it did even just a couple years ago. Construction is constant and the revitalization isn’t stopping. Much of it is race-themed and the main drag is within walking distance to IMS. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum opened in 1956. […]

  • Your Town Friday: 100 sweet years in Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – You know how in small towns there’s always the store with a special place in your heart? The one children and grandchildren must visit when they come home? In Martinsville it’s the Martinsville Candy Kitchen. Martinsville has been the county seat of Morgan County since it was founded in 1822. The name comes from John Martin, who surveyed the land. It earned the nickname “The City of Mineral Water” for its well-known water sanitariums. Around 12,000 people […]

  • Your Town Friday March Madness Tour: Ball State University

    MUNCIE, Ind. – We continue our Your Town Friday March Madness tour in Delaware County at Ball State University. There are about 22,000 students from all 50 states in Muncie. Back in 1899, the school was private and called Eastern Indiana Normal School. Tuition was $10 a year! It eventually went under, but the Ball brothers, of Ball Jar fame, bought it and reopened it in 1918. “My mom went here, and most of my family has gone here,” said […]

  • Your Town Friday March Madness Tour: Indiana University

    Bloomington, Ind. – We’ve reached the end of the road in our Your Town Friday March Madness tour and our final stop is Indiana University. There are more than 40,000 students at IU’s flagship campus in Bloomington. But that’s just a fraction because there are seven campuses statewide totaling more than 110,000 students. There are many notable graduates including businessman Mark Cuban, journalist Jane Pauley and actors Kevin Kline and Jonathan Banks. IU was established on January 20, 1820. One […]

  • Your Town Friday March Madness: Butler University

    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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