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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
  • Crowbar Inn, unique name add to Trafalgar’s charm

    TRAFALGAR, Ind. — This month we’re checking out places with names that make you go, “Hmmmmm.” This week we are in Trafalgar for Your Town Friday! (Click here to watch last week’s adventure to Gnaw Bone, Indiana) The town sits where State Roads 135 and 252 meet in Johnson County. We went straight for the Crowbar Restaurant and Lounge, where the kitchen never stops and the stories don’t either. Mike Sisson knows most of them. He’s been eating at the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Your Town Friday Holiday Edition: Avon’s New Ice Bumper Cars

    Avon, Ind. – For this week’s holiday themed Your Town Friday, we’re heading to a true one-of-a-kind winter activity. There are bumper cars at the Avon Ice Rink! It’s the first place in the nation with bumper cars on synthetic ice. The “iceless” rink is also open for ice skating. Watch the video for a look! Ice skating is $5 per person and ice bumper car sessions are also $5. Children must be 36 inches or taller and 5 years […]

  • Your Town Friday Holiday Edition: Festive Frankfort boasts one million lights in holiday display

    FRANKFORT, Ind. – We’re kicking off a special month-long holiday edition of Your Town Friday, starting with Lindy Thackston’s hometown of Frankfort in Clinton County! Frankfort is about 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis and close to 16,500 people live there today. Some names you might recognize from Frankfort are Will Geer, best known as Grandpa Zeb on “The Walton’s,” and Kyle Cook from the band Matchbox Twenty. If you meet the leader of Frankfort, you might be taken aback by […]

  • Your Town Friday: Al Unser Jr remembers Mari Hulman George in Speedway

    Speedway, Ind. – It was this week back in 1945 when Tony Hulman bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for $750,000. His daughter Mari was 11-years-old at the time. Mari Hulman George was there from start, and through the days that as a woman, she wasn’t even allowed in pit lane, to 2018, when the Indy 500 had secured its place as the biggest one day sporting event in the world. She passed away at the age of 83 earlier this […]

  • Your Town Friday Haunted Edition: Thornhaven Manor in New Castle

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. – It’s been a creepy ride and today we’re wrapping up our haunted Your Town Friday series for the month of October. (Be sure to watch the end of the video above as Lindy Thackston and photographer B.J. Ardaiolo share their personal experiences in this week’s haunted location!) We heard about a place in New Castle in Henry County. The homes sits right off Indiana SR 3, isolated and abandoned. Steve Miller just wanted to buy a […]

  • Your Town Friday: The Haunted Roads Hotel

    Atlanta, Ind. – Have you ever been inside a hotel that gave you the heebie jeebies? We continue our haunted Your Town Friday series this month by going to one that might do just that! Atlanta is in Hamilton County. It’s quite small, with the last census recording 725 people live there. The town has been called Atlanta since 1885. It was about ten years after that a hotel opened its doors. And it appears some guests never wanted to […]

  • Irvington, which was named after ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ has spooky history

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We continue our Haunted Your Town Friday series this month in Irvington! Irvington was founded in 1870 by Sylvester Johnson and Jacob Julian. It was originally a suburb of Indianapolis with winding roads of dirt and brick. The town fathers thought the area resembled Sleepy Hollow and named the town Irvington after the book’s author, Washington Irving. In 1902, the city of Indianapolis annexed Irvington, which was the original home of Butler University. The school was located […]

  • 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. […]