Samantha Myers graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in broadcast journalism. While attending the university, she worked as a reporter, producer and anchor at KOMU-TV8 in Columbia, Missouri. Her digital work on a bank robbery timeline contributed to an Edward R. Murrow in 2017 for Best Website in the Small Market Television category.
Her first job out of college was with KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There she reported for the 10 p.m. newscasts. She also fill-in anchored when needed.
She now works as a weekend morning reporter at FOX59 and CBS4 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is excited to continue telling stories that matter to her community. She grew up in Detroit, and spent some time in Indy for basketball tournaments in high school. She always loved the city and is ready to call it her new home!
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FULTON COUNTY, Ind.– It’s been one year since three children were hit and killed at their bus stop in Rochester. The trial began Tuesday for the woman who was behind the wheel. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, faces three felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor charge of passing a school bus causing injury. She could spend more than 20 years in prison if convicted. Alivia Stahl, 9, and her 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle were hit and killed […]
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The City of Noblesville is removing the Nickel Plate Railroad tracks from Eighth Street. The city says the track is deteriorating, and crews are removing the bases and rails along Eighth Street from Division Street to the south side of Connor Street. The city planned this portion of the project around Noblesville Schools’ fall break to ease traffic. One lane will stay open to traffic while work is being completed, but it could still cause some backups. […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dozens of volunteers got out and spent Saturday morning making Indianapolis a more beautiful place to live. FOX59 teamed up with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. for one of the biggest volunteer projects of the year. A lot of the efforts focused on the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood on the near northeast side. Volunteers picked up trash, planted trees, cleared the streets, and some even worked on a new art installation. The installation is made out of recycled strips of […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you’re driving through Indianapolis this weekend, watch for construction zones. There will be at least five work zones around Marion County this weekend. INDOT says the freeze-thaw cycles from the past few winters took a toll on the interstates. Crews will work on repaving the roads, rehabbing bridges and filling potholes. INDOT also wants to remind people to slow down in construction zones and watch out for construction workers. Indiana State Police and Indianapolis Metropolitan police […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hundreds of people are downtown in Indianapolis to check out the Pacers Bikeshare and Cultural Trail. It’s for the ‘How We Move – Micromobility, Macro Impact’ conference at the Hyatt Regency hosted by the North American Bikeshare Association. The conference is three days of panels and workshops. They say Indianapolis is a good example how a city can be developed putting pedestrians and bicyclists at the forefront. “There will be about 300 people from all over the […]
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Volunteers have pulled more than 430 tons of trash out of the White River over the last two and a half decades. Volunteers Saturday morning celebrated 25 years of the White River Clean Up. More than 200 people picked up trash in and around the river in Noblesville and Fishers. Tim Stottlemeyer, an organizer of the event, says there were years where it took a lot more effort to get the river clean. “People used the river […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Vaping among teenagers was a main focus of the American Lung Association’s ‘Lung Force’ Expo Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 380 possible cases of lung illness in the U.S. linked to vaping. The American Lung Association says it is particularly concerned with teen vaping because E-cigarettes could put their developing bodies and lungs at risk. Pat McKone, the senior director of the American Lung Association, says she’s been with the organization 40 years […]
SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. – 50 years ago two planes collided in Shelby County in what’s been called Indiana’s worst aviation disaster. All 83 passengers and crew members died in the crash. Family and community members are gathering at the site Monday morning for a memorial service. The crash happened September 9, 1969. A flight with 78 passengers and four crew members headed toward Indianapolis from Cincinnati collided with a student pilot on his first solo flight. It was later determined […]
WESTFIELD, Ind. — A community day Tuesday will honor an IMPD officer killed in the line of duty. Jake Laird was killed 15 years ago. His death sparked the passage of Indiana’s Red Flag Law, which allows officers to temporarily take guns away from someone if they find probable cause that the person may hurt themselves or others. Laird’s parents started Community Day 10 years ago. He was an IMPD officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Scientists at the Indianapolis Zoo and the University of St. Andrews have discovered that great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans by teaching them how to play kazoos. They say this could rewrite textbooks and provide new insight to the evolution of human language. The research, a collaboration with the University of Durham (published here), reveals how orangutans can control their vocal cords. The team studied 11-year-old Rocky and 36-year-old Knobi. “It […]