Marisela Burgos is thrilled to be living in the Circle City and she is honored to be sharing your stories on FOX 59.
She has been a general assignment reporter at the station since May 2011, updating viewers on breaking news stories as well as issues that impact people across central Indiana. She reported on the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair when the stage collapsed as well as handled various live reports for our sister stations across the country. Marisela was a critical team member of our coverage of the tornadoes in Southern Indiana because of her experience working in Louisville, KY. Marisela was also part of our extended coverage after Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared.
Prior to working at FOX 59, Marisela worked at WAVE 3 News in Louisville, KY. Her enjoyed covering stories at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. She has become a fan of horse racing. While at WAVE 3 News, Marisela’s investigative work was recognized. She was nominated for an AP award for Best Investigative news story.
Marisela began reporting in 2005. She worked at WNCT-TV in Greenville, NC. She enjoyed the people, the beautiful state, and the food. She hopes to visit eastern North Carolina soon.
You can always catch up with her on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to send her story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marisela graduated from Florida International University with honors. She is a fluent Spanish speaker. She was born in Puerto Rico. She misses it and visits as often as possible. If you have been to Puerto Rico, share your stories with her. Marisela loves to support our Indiana teams and travel around the state when she is not working. If you have any suggestions of things to do send her a message and do not forget to say “hello” to her, if you see her on a story.
UPDATE: The jury found Brian Etchison guilty on December 9. MARTINSVILLVE, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2015)– A Washington Township firefighter has been charged with theft, accused of stealing from his own department. Brian Etchison was placed on administrative leave. He turned himself in yesterday and bonded out. Etchison has worked for the department for several years. The investigation started in 2013. During that year, the fire chief reported to authorities a welder and department camera disappeared. Prior to that, according to court […]
UPDATE (Nov. 24, 2015)– Aaron Kelley was sentenced to serve nine years in prison ANDERSON, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2014)– An Anderson couple was arrested Tuesday night, accused of neglecting their 2-month-old child. Aaron Kelley, 27, was charged with aggravated battery, neglect of a dependent and false informing. Tiffany Johnson, 19, was charged with neglect of a dependent and false informing. Detectives were contacted on October 14 after a 2-month-old boy was taken to a hospital in Anderson. The baby was transferred […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 18, 2015) – After 21 years, are the Rolling Stones going to play another show in Indianapolis? The rumors intensified when messages were posted on billboards in the Circle City displaying different lyrics and the word “Thursday.” It is believed there may be a major announcement tomorrow about this. The Rolling Stones have not played in Indianapolis since Aug. 10, 1994, when they performed at the RCA Dome. The concert didn’t sell out, fueling speculation that the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 16, 2015) – IMPD detectives expect to file charges against a teenager seen on video beating up another teenager. The video was posted on the Internet and across social media sites. Lt. Richard Riddle with the IMPD Public Information Office said detectives believe the incident at Brookside Park happened Saturday morning. The graphic video shows a 14-year-old girl attacking another girl and then shoving the victim’s 5-year-old brother to the ground. Riddle said the video helped their […]
MUNCIE, Ind. (March 13, 2015) – A Muncie man was rescued from a reservoir Thursday afternoon after he fell through the ice. Larry Estep, 66, fell through thin ice about 550 yards from the shore at the Prairie Creek Reservoir. A man, who was nearby, called 911 after he thought he heard someone shouting for help. 911 Caller: “I swear I heard somebody saying ‘help’. I’m pretty sure somebody was ice fishing on the lake or …and I don’t see […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 12, 2015) – The federal government approved four flavors of powdered alcohol and it has some Indiana lawmakers concerned. The product is called Palcohol. A person is supposed to add water, shake the product, and within 30 seconds they can have a cocktail. The person behind Palcohol, Mark Phillips, said he came up with the idea because he liked to enjoy a drink after an outdoor activity, but did not like having to carry bottles. Four flavors […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 11, 2015) – A dog is recovering at the Muncie Animal Shelter after a utility worker found her in the backyard of a home. Employees of the Muncie Animal Shelter named her Katniss. She was thin and needed immediate attention. A second dog at the home died of hypothermia. “The dog was so frozen it took three days for the veterinarian to thaw the dog to perform the autopsy,” Muncie Animal Shelter Director Phil Peckinpaugh said. The Muncie Police […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 6, 2015) – IMPD detectives arrested a man Friday morning who was posing as a bounty hunter. Alvino Jones was preliminarily charged with burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and impersonation of a public servant. Friday afternoon, detectives went to Jones’ home with a search warrant. They removed items, including laptops, magazines and bullets. According to a source, Jones convinced a group of people […]
ANDERSON, Ind. (March 5, 2015) – Anderson detectives are investigating two armed robberies that happened earlier in the week. Authorities said five people will be preliminarily charged in connection with those crimes. The first armed robbery happened Monday around 11:30 p.m. at the Village Pantry along 14th and Main streets. The second robbery happened Tuesday night around the same time at the Village Pantry along Cross Street. Detective Joel Sandefur said both crimes were similar in that a suspect showed […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 3, 2015) – Two teenagers, who were believed to have been abducted from their Indianapolis home, have been placed under the custody of Child Protective Services. Authorities said Aaron Blackwell, 16, and Emma Blackwell, 13, will remain with CPS until it has been determined they are not in danger any more. Aaron and Emma Blackwell were abducted, early Monday morning, after detectives said it appeared three men with guns went to their home along North LaSalle Street and […]