Liz Gelardi is a journalist with a passion for storytelling. She joined FOX59 in August 2013 as a reporter. Indianapolis seemed like the perfect fit because she loves the Midwest.

Most recently, Liz was a weekend anchor/reporter with WNEM in Saginaw, Michigan. Her work exposed an an illegal gambling house and followed a high profile trial. Liz’s undercover investigation into a gambling storefront prompted the state’s attorney general to shut it down. During her time in there, she covered the case of a police officer accused of murdering a pregnant woman. She was the first to report his arrest. Liz was there at every court proceeding and throughout the trial. He was ultimately convicted of the murder.

This is her second time living in a capital city. Liz spent time at WLNS in Lansing, Michigan as a video journalist. She covered everything from the legislature to Michigan State University and Lansing’s two General Motors plants.

Liz also lived in Missouri for several years. She worked at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri, as a reporter. One of her most memorable stories was about an ice storm so severe it knocked out power to parts of southeast Missouri for more than two weeks.

Liz is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During college she also spent time as an intern at WDIV in Detroit and WJRT in Flint, Michigan.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising, baking, and catching up with family and friends.
She grew up near Detroit, Michigan. Needless to say, she is a big Detroit Sports fan. (yes, even the Lions) She also likes to watch a good hockey game.

If you have a story idea please send her an email at or follow her on twitter @LizGelardi.

Recent Articles
  • Governor Mike Pence addresses recommendations from drug task force

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 22, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence is talking about new recommendations from his task force convened to tackle the ongoing drug epidemic in the state. The governor is directing certain state agencies to act on five findings from the task force’s latest meeting. The Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention was formed in response to a surge in drug overdoses across the state. The task force met for the second time on October 16 […]

  • Officers patrol Monon Trail after recent robberies, search for teenage attackers continues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Police officers on bikes patrolled the Monon Trail after two joggers were attacked and robbed over the weekend. Investigators are working to identify a group of four teens and checking nearby businesses for surveillance video. The incidents happened during the afternoon on Saturday, typically a busy time on the trail. Both joggers were attacked on the trail near East 86th Street. The first victim reported being jumped by four juveniles. They knocked him to […]

  • Event aims to build strong neighborhoods, get residents involved

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 16, 2015) – Residents are being encouraged to come together to build a stronger city and prevent crime. An event called Neighbor Power aims to inspire people to take back their neighborhood. The free event is happening on Saturday, October 17 on the campus of Marian University. It runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m at Marian Hall, located at 3200 Cold Spring Road. More than 350 community leaders are expected to be in attendance to share […]

  • Secretary of State John Kerry comments on decision to leave troops in Afghanistan during IU visit

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Oct. 15, 2015) – The nation learned troops will stay on the ground in Afghanistan just minutes before Secretary of State John Kerry took the stage at Indiana University. “President Obama’s announcement today will help protect our country, as well as help Afghanistan,” said Secretary of State Kerry. Kerry addressed a packed house at the Indiana University Auditorium. He said 5,500 troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2016. “This decision is the result of an extended […]

  • Anderson grandmother sentenced in neglect case; grandfather to stand trial in November

    ANDERSON, Ind. (Oct. 12, 2015) – One of the Anderson grandparents charged in a horrific child neglect case learned her punishment Monday. The second decided to withdraw his guilty plea and will instead face trial in November. Joetta Sells was sentenced to 24 years in the Department of Correction with no probation. She had pleaded guilty to battery and neglect. Her husband, Steve Sells, had planned to plead guilty to neglect, battery and criminal confinement charges in a case involving their […]

  • Indy awarded Department of Justice grant to target violence on city’s northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 9, 2015) – Violence is an ongoing concern for residents living on the northwest side of Indianapolis but help is on the way. The Department of Justice awarded a $155,000 grant to the Department of Public safety with the goal of developing a plan to address violence. The efforts will be community driven and utilize data to come up with practical solutions. Recent violence in the area has created a sense of urgency as they work to […]

  • BMV leadership announces plan following millions of dollars in overcharges

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Top BMV officials presented a plan to overhaul the agency after Hoosier motorists paid more than $60 million in overcharges. Commission Kent Abernathy went before a legislative panel to go over a strategy to bring about what he calls transformational change. “But we do face a number of challenges,” said Abernathy during the meeting.  “Compounded over several decades, yes I said decades and multiple administrations.” He promised an accountable and transparent BMV. One way the agency plans […]

  • Students receive encouragement after recent violence involving young people

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 5, 2015) – Students at Tindley Preparatory Academy were met with applause and cheers as they walked into school early Monday morning. Community leads, city officials and role models formed a receiving line to greet the students at the front entrance. It was quite the surprise for sleepy eyed students just beginning their week. “What we’ve talked about is a key component in prevention, prevention of crime in my opinion if you catch kids in middle school […]

  • Auction will fund project to comfort families of police officers killed on the job

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 2, 2015) – Handmade quilts have provided comfort to the families of fallen officers all over the country. Sheri Bradway began making the quilts after she lost her son IMPD Officer Rod Bradway in the line of duty. Her project called “A Quilt for Mother’s Tears” is hosting its first fundraiser on Saturday. “It’s a way to keep not only Rod’s memory alive but their sons and daughters alive,” said Bradway. A network of quilters help her […]

  • Police Chief: Disputes and drugs play a role in recent north side killings

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 1, 2015) – During the past several weeks, violence seems to be picking up on Indy’s north side. A 10-year-old boy killed in a drive-by shooting is just one of seven homicides in the area since late August. “Few blocks, few incidents, it only take one or two to start a series of events and what we’re trying to do is stave it off,” said Police Chief Rick Hite. IMPD’s North District is using a several approaches […]

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