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: 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, […]

  • Your Town Friday, March Madness edition: Purdue University

    West Lafayette, Ind. – We’re kicking off our March Madness tour of colleges in Indiana and we’re starting with Lindy’s alma mater, Purdue University. Purdue is celebrating a 150 year legacy this year with a program called 150 Giant Leaps, highlighting the school’s remarkable history of leaps. One of the biggest leaps was made by graduate Neil Armstrong on the moon! He enrolled at Purdue in 1947 on a Navy scholarship. He passed away in 2012. Today, Armstrong Hall is […]

  • Your Town Friday: The Snow Artist in Greenfield

    Greenfield, Ind. – Rick Horton has been in more bands than he can name. We bet you’ve never seen a guitar like he plays. You’ll see why later in the story. First, let’s meet Rick. “I’m born and raised in Greenfield, lived here all my life and you know, I just enjoy the small town atmosphere out here. I never thought I would kind of help put Greenfield on the map.” He also never thought he would get traffic backups […]

  • Your Town Friday: A gift of song

    Indianapolis, Ind. – In 1944, 45 men met in the Claypool Hotel at the corner of Washington and Illinois Streets in downtown Indianapolis. It was the first Barbershop Harmony Chapter here. They soon merged with the Broad Ripple Chapter and today they are still singing today. Their voices blend like they were born to sing together. Singer Derek Bailer actually was born into this! “It’s really cool because basically all the men in my family do this, said Derek Bailer, Vice […]

  • Your Town Friday: 64 years of love and countless slices of pizza

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Since February is the month to celebrate love in our lives, we’re sharing a love story out of Noblesville for this week’s Your Town Friday. Tom and Lois Beers remember when they met 64 years ago. “I lived in Detroit and Lois came down with a group from Lansing,” Tom recalls. “She met my cousin. They came over to see us one day and a short time after that, you called me didn’t you, Lois?” “I was […]

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