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: Central State Hospital has complicated history, looks very different than it did 100 years ago

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For Your Town Friday during the month of October, we’re checking out places some people say makes the hair stand up on the back of their neck. And we’re starting with a place with quite the history. Central State Hospital was originally known as the Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane. It opened in 1848 on Washington Street, just  west of downtown Indianapolis. At it’s peak, 3,000 patients lived there. It closed for good in 1994, but the […]

  • Your Town Friday: Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus, forty miles south of Indianapolis, looks like any other place in many ways, but something sets it apart. “Architecture in the town is pretty amazing,” said longtime resident David Doty. “Always has been!” Columbus was established in 1820 under the name Tiptonia, in honor of the man who owned the land, John Tipton. The city was renamed Columbus in 1821. Many call it a mecca of mid-century modern architecture, and J. Irwin Miller led the charge. […]

  • Your Town Friday: Kicking off fall in Bargersville

    Bargersville, Ind. – The first day of fall is Saturday and Bargersville’s Harvest Moon Fall Festival is one way to kick off the season, so we traveled there for this week’s Your Town Friday! Bargersville is twenty miles south of downtown Indianapolis in Johnson County. Named for Jefferson Barger, it’s been around since 1880. The town has seen a population boom the last few years, growing from around 4,000 to 7,000 people and climbing. Many things have changed, but the […]

  • Boutiques bring unique style Hendricks County’s shopping scene

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – We’re switching it up this Your Town Friday! Instead of zeroing in on a town, we’re focusing on an entire county. You’ll see why in a minute! First though, Hendricks County is the second-fastest growing county in the state. Approximately 160,000 people live there. It was formed in 1824 and is named for Indiana Gov. William Hendricks, who was in office at the time. There are eleven towns and several unincorporated communities. And in them, many, […]

  • Your Town Friday: Sheridan’s Stuckey Farm starts new tradition with first-ever sunflower festival

    SHERIDAN, Ind. – When you hear Hamilton County, Carmel or Fishers might come to mind. But have you ever checked out Sheridan? The Town of Sheridan covers two square miles in the northwest corner of the county about 30 miles northwest of downtown Indy where Highways 38 and 47 meet. Today 3,000 people live there. Believe it or not, it used to be the second largest town in the county. The origins of Sheridan are vague because the town lost […]

  • Your Town Friday: Musical treasure in a Noblesville basement

    Noblesville, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday we’re taking State Road 69 north into Noblesville, the county seat of Hamilton County. It’s where 61,000 Hoosiers live. The centerpiece of downtown Noblesville is the Courthouse Square. The old jail, now a museum, once housed Charles Manson as a teenager. Several buildings like it are on the National Register of Historic Places. Some names from Noblesville you might recognize include IndyCar driver Conor Daly, and if you’re into fitness, Tracy […]

  • Your Town Friday: Rossville

    Rossville, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday we’re heading to the town “where you feel at home!” Rossville, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis, sits where State Roads 26 and 39 meet in the northwest corner of Clinton County. It was incorporated in 1870 when 339 people lived there. Within a few years, Rossville was thriving with three doctors, seven stores, a hotel and much more. There have been trials for the town, like the fire of 1912 […]

  • Your Town Friday: Elwood and its love for glass blowing

    Elwood, Ind. – For this week’s Your Town Friday, we’re checking out a city known as the “Heart of Hoosierland!” Christy Clark loves her city of Elwood and invited us for a visit. So we drove about an hour northeast of Indianapolis to Elwood, which is technically in two counties. Most of the city lies in Madison County, but a small portion is in Tipton County. Elwood was laid out in 1853 under the name Duck Creek. It was renamed […]

  • Your Town Friday: No Label at the Table in Carmel focuses on employing people with autism

    CARMEL, Ind. — The Carmel Arts & Design District is in the heart of Old Town Carmel. It’s lined with art galleries, antiques stores and shops. And there’s a fairly new place called No Label at the Table, and what’s happening inside is affecting a much bigger community than just Carmel. “We’re a gluten-free and dairy-free food company whose mission is to employ people on the autistic spectrum,” said Shelly Henley. Shelly’s son was the inspiration. “He’s a young man that […]

  • 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 […]