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: Circus Capital of the World!

    Peru, Ind. – We took an 80 mile road trip for this week’s Your Town Friday! Hailey Ewer, a 17-year-old from Peru, Indiana in Miami County asked us to visit the “Circus Capital of the World” and so we did! Dating back to the late 1800’s, many famous circuses like Ringling Brothers wintered in Peru. The winter quarters began to be phased out in the 1930’s. Today, summertime is circus season for the more than 11,000 people in Peru. The […]

  • Your Town Friday: Avon father helps educate legacies of America’s heroes

    Avon, Ind. – We have a special Your Town Friday story to round out the Fourth of July holiday week and it’s out of Avon, five miles west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County. The town looks much different than it did even ten years ago, and the growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down. In 2010, the population was about 12,000. It’s now estimated to be close to 18,000, so a 50% increase in eight years! It’s the home of […]

  • Your Town Friday: Cicero’s “Sugar Sheriff”

    Cicero, Ind. – Welcome to Cicero, where there’s a new sheriff in town! The “Sugar Sheriff,” that is. He answers to “Candy Cop” as well. “Oh and there’s a new one, “Brown Sugar,” because I wear a brown uniform,” said Brian Niec. “They’re all three funny!” Niec is a Patrol Sergeant with 15 years on the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office force. “Some people have a sweet tooth,” said Niec. “I have sweet teeth!” His unexpected venture started one day in […]

  • Your Town Friday: Building a “Communiversity” in Greencastle

    Greencastle, Ind. – Tami VanRensselaer in Greencastle asked us to visit her hometown and see how far it’s come, so for this week’s Your Town Friday we’re headed to Putnam County! Greencastle is on I-70 about halfway between Terre Haute and Indianapolis. About 10,000 people live there. It was founded in 1821 by Ephraim Dukes. Dukes named it after his hometown of Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Back in the 1830’s, the people of Greencastle raised $25,000 to entice the Methodist Church to […]

  • Your Town Friday: Hardware store thrives in New Palestine

    NEW PALESTINE, Ind. — How many hardware stores have you seen with tables and free popcorn, coffee and hot dogs? “It makes the place more than a hardware store,” said Rob Walker. “It makes it a community!” It was important for Rob to put in a seating area after what he experienced as a young man, volunteering and eventually working at New Palestine Hardware. “I remember running after baseball practice just to get to the hardware store to beat the […]

  • Your Town Friday: Broad Ripple teacher leaving his mark in final year of the school

    Broad Ripple, Ind. – The students in the final graduating class of Broad Ripple High School now have their diplomas. It was a bittersweet graduation ceremony for many people, filled with joy from the occasion and sadness the longtime school is closing for good. Broad Ripple High School was originally built in the 1880’s and started with seven students. The school was destroyed by fire and rebuilt. It joined Indianapolis Public Schools in 1923 and saw big growth in the […]

  • YTF: Race Week Edition!

    Speedway, Ind. – For this race week edition of Your Town Friday, where else would we head but Speedway?! Speedway City was established in 1912 near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which was there first. The 4.2 square mile area was incorporated as the Town of Speedway in 1926. Of course IMS has influenced the way of life in Speedway. It’s the “Racing Capital of the World” and Speedway has always reflected that, and been proud. Many people move there and […]

  • Your Town Friday: Cruising through Plainfield

    Plainfield, Ind. – We’re riding around Plainfield for this week’s Your Town Friday… and in a really nice car! “My parents got married and both had Mustangs, then I came along in ’68 and my dad had bought a ’69 Mach 1 and I just have the fondest memories of riding in that car,” said Brian Legg. “So it was natural that I was probably going to end up in Mustangs somehow.” It was in Brian’s blood! And that of […]

  • Your Town Friday: Speedway’s Donald Davidson keeps Indy 500’s history in his head

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Did you know the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was around before the town of Speedway? IMS was built on the outskirts of Indianapolis in 1909. The first race was in 1911. A year later, plans were drafted for Speedway City, a “horseless” place for people to drive cars and create parts for new modes of transportation. The land was incorporated as the Town of Speedway in 1926 with 507 people. Today, the population is a little more than […]

  • Your Town Friday: Meet Mr. Muffins

    Atlanta, Ind. – All aboard! This Your Town Friday we’re heading 30 miles north of downtown Indianapolis, just east of U.S. 31. A man bought the land in 1846 and called it Buena Vista. As was often the case back then, community survival depended on the railroad. Fortunately for them, the IP&C Railroad laid down tracks. But look closely at this picture from 1909 and you’ll notice is says Atlanta, not Buena Vista. That’s because a larger community had already […]