Megan Trent joined the FOX59 news team as a reporter in July 2014. Before coming to Indianapolis, Megan was the evening anchor for NBC33 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She grew up in Gaston, Ind. and graduated with honors from Ball State University in 2008, with a degree in telecommunications. After graduation, Megan worked as a freelance reporter for Indiana Public Radio until being hired as a multimedia journalist at Indiana’s NewsCenter in Fort Wayne, Ind. Megan worked as an MMJ from 2010 until 2012, when she was promoted to anchor for the station’s My Fox Fort Wayne 10:00 p.m. broadcast. In 2013, she began anchoring the station’s 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. NBC33 broadcasts.
As a lifelong Hoosier, Megan says coming to the Circle City has been an exciting and fulfilling experience. She looks forward to building lasting connections with the people of central Indiana and telling stories that make a difference. She says it’s important for Fox59 to be the station people trust as they move throughout their busy lives.
“I take the responsibility of bringing you, our viewers, the most vital information of the day very seriously, and I am committed to keeping you and your families informed with the most up-to-date and accurate information available,” Megan says.
Megan lives with her husband and their two young sons in Hamilton County. You can connect with Megan on Twitter at @Megan_Trent, on Facebook or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 25, 2014) – Thousands of Hoosiers go hungry every day, but area agencies, organizations, churches and food pantries are working hard to make sure everyone has something to eat this Thanksgiving. At Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, about 500 homebound people are delivered meals each day. Volunteers are currently working to get Thanksgiving meals ready for many of those people. “We have certain clients, more than 100, who were going to be alone on Thanksgiving – not have meals prepared […]
By Megan Trent INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 20, 2015) – For many students across the Hoosier state, the end of school Friday marked the beginning of spring break. Many other districts will begin their spring breaks in the coming weeks, and for many kids and teens that means up to two weeks of free time. Indianapolis Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs says making sure kids find something positive to do in their communities is always a priority for the Department […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 17, 2015) – The City County Council Metropolitan and Economic Development Committee has approved the use of tax dollars to fund the expansion of Angie’s List on Indianapolis’ near east side. Council members sent the $18.5 million measure back to committee earlier this month for further review, making this the second time the committee has voted in favor of the proposal. The full council is expected to vote on the proposal at their March 30 meeting. The money […]
BATESVILLE, Ind. (March 11, 2015) – When Jesse Ronnebaum purchased an old, tattered painting from a yard sale about a decade ago, he convinced the owner to take 50 cents for the piece of art instead of the $1 sticker price. Today, he probably wouldn’t haggle over two quarters, because he’s hoping to sell the painting at auction for around $10,000. Ronnebaum lives in Batesville, and isn’t quite sure what initially attracted him to the old painting of seven men […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Indianapolis Public Schools, Lebanon Community Schools and Fishers Elementary in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district were among the first to begin ISTEP testing. The testing window officially opened Wednesday, but many districts won’t begin testing until next week. So far, the districts aren’t reporting any major problems with the test. The exam drew a lot of criticism this year, because it more than doubled in length. Monday, legislators voted to approve recommendations by the Department of […]
FRANKLIN, Ind. (February 24,2015) – If you want to be a part of extra-curricular activities at Franklin Community High School, you better stay clean. The district is now randomly testing more students for more substances, including potentially dangerous synthetic drugs like Spice, K2 or N-Bomb. The district received a grant from Drug Free Johnson County for about $4,700, says Franklin Community Schools Director of Athletics John Regas. With that extra money, Regas says double the number of students will be selected for […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2015) – This week, Purdue University’s Interfraternity Council voted to ban drinks that have 15 percent alcohol content or more. That means any hard alcohol above 30 proof will no longer be allowed on fraternity properties. The Panhellenic Association, which oversees sororities on campus, also passed a resolution that encourages members not to drink hard alcohol at events or chapter facilities. Of the 42 fraternities at Purdue, only one chapter president voted against the proposal at Tuesday’s […]
by Megan Trent INDIANA (February 17, 2015) – Thanks to the internet and advances in technology, medical advice is becoming increasingly easy to access. Virtual healthcare, including telemedicine, has become popular for some patients and healthcare providers, but experts say it isn’t the perfect fix for every ailment. The IU Health Stroke Telemedicine program uses high resolution video and smartphone technology to provide more than a dozen hospitals with access to stroke specialists. Dr. Jason Mackey, an assistant professor of neurology at […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 16, 2015)– The Statehouse was packed with public education supporters Monday as parents, educators and advocates held a gathering that some dubbed Rally for Ritz. Many in attendance said they “wore red for Ritz” as they filled the north atrium of the Statehouse with chanting and signs, pledging their support for Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and public schools across the Hoosier state. “Public education has been under attack for some time,” said Rick Muir, […]
By Megan Trent INDIANAPOLIS (February 11, 2015) – Gov. Mike Pence is bringing another consultant on board to review this year’s controversial ISTEP exam, which will take students at least twice as long to complete this year. Pence signed an executive order Monday to hire consultants to review the exam and offer actionable suggestions on shortening the ISTEP before testing begins March 2. He didn’t waste any time hiring, Edward Roeber, the Assessment Director for the Michigan Assessment Consortium. Today […]