Randy Spieth is a multi-media journalist and reporter for Fox59/CBS4, who joined the team in February of 2017.
Randy comes to Indianapolis with more than ten years of experience. A native of Indiana’s first state capitol, Corydon, Randy spent time in Nebraska and Michigan before moving back to his home state in 2011.
Randy spent four years working in Fort Wayne, mostly in news but did frequently help out the station’s sports department, too.
He’s excited about his move to central Indiana. Randy has family who lives in Hendricks County and Monroe County. He’s also an Indiana University graduate. He studied Telecommunications while in Bloomington.
He’d like to cover at least one story in each of Indiana’s 92 counties.
The number one question he gets these days is if he is related to golfer Jordan Spieth. He says he doesn’t believe so, Jordan doesn’t play golf like any family member Randy knows. Randy adds Jordan’s success has helped everyone correctly pronounce his last name – which he appreciates.
Feel free to say hello, or send a story idea, to him at RSpieth@fox59.com.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A local creation could reshape fire safety in the home and workplace. SENTELLIGENCEone has a prototype to more quickly detect fires. The company, with offices in downtown Indianapolis, Boston and Australia, has spent the last year developing the Smart Ambient Air Monitor, or SAAM. Leaders with the company said the device uses a spectrometer to monitor wavelengths that can detect fires. “Everything has a spectral signature,” said SENTELLIGENCEone CEO, Rob Qualls. Spectrometers tend to be huge pieces […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A pre-race tradition will continue this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the massive balloon release has been a part of the Indianapolis 500 for several decades, its future might be in jeopardy. Tracks officials have said the latex balloons released are biodegradable. For the past 11 months, the environmental data reporter at the IndyStar, a news partner of FOX59, looked into the claim. Since June of last year, Emily Hopkins has kept a pair of […]
KOKOMO, Ind. — A one-of-a-kind program in the state is helping veterans get access to their benefits and other services they might need. The program, called Mission United, provides veterans with answers under one roof. According to Jeff Young, the president and CEO of the United Way of Howard & Tipton Counties, there are only 22 Mission United programs in the country. Each one is located near a military base. The Grissom Air Force Base is located 15 miles north […]
GREENFIELD, Ind. – A new schedule option for the 42 men and women who patrol Greenfield has found several benefits. After a six-month trial, the police department has allowed officers the opportunity to work 12-hour shifts on a permanent basis. The move gives the staff on this schedule the chance to enjoy more time off the clock during the weekends. “About a year-and-a-half into it, it just got hard I guess, meeting with family and friends,” said Isaiah Ernst, who […]
CARMEL, Ind. – Thursday’s storm has kept clean-up crews busy the past 24 hours and there is still much more work to do. The Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana has reminded homeowners to be careful who they hire to help fix the damage. The BBB said “storm chasers” will head to neighborhoods hit the hardest, looking to play off a homeowner’s emotions following storms. “They will be there really sometimes within minutes after a storm will hit,” said president […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Court records released Friday detail the fight between a suspect and an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer that led to an arrest of a suspected shoplifter. William Allen, 40, faces several charges, including one count of attempted murder. Police believe he stole merchandise from an east side Lowe’s Home Improvement Store and was found by IMPD Officer Eric Rosenbaum in a nearby neighborhood around the intersection of 25th Street and Galaxy Lane. In a probable cause affidavit, […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Girls between the ages of eight and 18 enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis can soon take part in a new trauma-informed, healing-centered, therapeutic theatre program. It’s made possible through a $750,000 grant from the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The money will be distributed over three years to the Asante Children’s Theatre, which has worked with children and adults in the performing arts […]
CARMEL, Ind. – The number of teenagers who vape with products containing the chemical found in marijuana that causes physiological effects is rising nationally and in at least one school in central Indiana. The school resource officers at Carmel High School told the IndyStar they’ve found 17 students this school year who were caught using, selling, or having vaping products that contained THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, acts like cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute […]
ANDERSON, Ind. – A monthly food pantry at the Salvation Army in Anderson is doing more than addressing food insecurity among our veterans. The pantry takes place at 11 a.m. on the first Fridays of the month. Veterans can pick up free meat, eggs, bread, and fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s all part of what the Salvation Army calls the Operation Veterans’ Services fair, which includes a one-stop-shop of several veteran offices, too. “They’re seeing the benefit in being able […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana mother has a warning to parents about the side effects medication can cause. Heather Fondren’s 7-year-old daughter, Kara, is in the ICU dealing with severe rashes due to a prescription she went on last month. The mother said her daughter went on a medication for a mental health disease, called Lamotrigine, which goes by the brand name, Lamictal. She said she researched the drug but decided to give it to her daughter. She was warned […]