Tricia Harte is a reporter for FOX59 News. She joined the news team in October 2016, continuing her work in the Hoosier state.
Before moving to Indy, Tricia worked as a reporter and anchor at the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Indiana for more than three years. While shooting, writing and editing her own work, Tricia won the Indiana Associated Press’s “Best Reporter” award in 2015, and “Outstanding Feature” in 2014.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in political science and television. During her senior year she started working part time at the NBC affiliate writing web stories and shooting spot news. She started on-air immediately after graduation and loved the opportunity to stay so close to her alma mater to cheer on the Fighting Irish!
Tricia hails from the Garden State and will always be a Jersey Girl at heart. She loves to cook, run and watch crime shows on television. She’s excited to start covering the stories that matter to you in Indianapolis.
UPDATE (Dec. 6, 2018)– Jessica Jorgenson successfully completed Problem Solving Court and all charges against her were dropped. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police arrested an Indianapolis daycare worker after a young child in her care wandered off Wednesday afternoon. But as police investigated the missing child, they turned up much more. Jessica Jorgenson, 28, was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. She is scheduled to appear before […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Rain put a stop to Day 4 of Indy’s pothole blitz. Dan Parker, director of the Department of Public Works, told FOX59 Thursday that crews would be unable to fill potholes and continue strip patching because of rain in the forecast. Parker said repairs would continue Friday and Saturday and Sunday as weather allows. The list of street segments targeted for Friday and Saturday can be found here. Crews have been using a hot asphalt mix to fix […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Indianapolis’s aggressive attack on its persistent pothole problem continues Wednesday. A full call-out of crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) and outside contractors will hit the roads to fill thousands of potholes and “strip patch” sections that are deteriorating. It is part of a week-long “blitz” prompted by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s emergency declaration at the end of last week. The mayor asked for roughly $14 million to pay for the road repairs, in addition to the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers across the country are looking at ways to make schools safer for students and staff. Wednesday, the Indiana Senate will consider a resolution urging the legislative council to create a study committee to do a comprehensive review of school safety issues. The goal of which, is to do “whatever is necessary” to protect Hoosier children, according to the General Assembly […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Drivers around Indianapolis are hoping for some relief from potholes this week as the city begins an aggressive pothole blitz. This is the second pothole blitz of the year. The problem has been so bad that Mayor Joe Hogsett declared an emergency last week. The Department of Public Works will have a full callout starting Monday morning. Crews will hit the streets and use a hot mix to make repairs. They won’t be alone—contractors are also being […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Police took two Fairview Elementary School students into custody after pictures and a video of them with weapons surfaced on social media. The boys, ages 11 and 12, were arrested on intimidation charges and taken to a youth detention center in Knox County on Saturday. Bloomington police also arrested two adults and a 17-year-old during their search for weapons. A representative from Fairview Elementary School contacted Bloomington Police Department about images and a video posted on Instagram. According […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind . — The Indianapolis Zoo’s “Deserts” exhibits may be the warmest way to see the animals during the winter months. The exhibit is encased by a geometric dome and kept at roughly 84 degrees year round for the species housed inside. FOX59 got a behind-the-scenes look at what keepers at the Indianapolis Zoo’s Deserts exhibit do before visitors arrive. “It’s the majority of our day is to take care of all of them, make sure they’re OK, give […]
DELPHI, Ind.—Almost immediately after the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, the conversations in the small community started swirling about trail safety. The teens disappeared after going for a walk along the Delphi Historic Trails on February 13, 2017, and their bodies were discovered the following day. A trail task force convened less than a month after the shocking crime; its goal was to identify and implement feasible safety improvements along the trail and its access points. […]
DELPHI, Ind.—The disappearance and murders of two young teens in Delphi continue to haunt the small, close-knit community one year later. Posters bearing photos of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, remain displayed on storefronts and businesses throughout Delphi–reminders of an unsolved double homicide and an unidentified killer still at large. February 2017: On Feb. 13, 2017, best friends Libby and Abby went for a walk along the Delphi Historic Trails on a Monday afternoon. Police say the girls […]
FRANKFORT, Ind. — A 39-year-old man who was entrapped in a farmhouse fire in Frankfort died from his injuries Monday afternoon. The fire department says the man, who has not been identified, was pulled from the structure in the 2200 block of Rossville Ave. early in the morning. CPR was performed on him before he was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he passed away around 3:30 p.m. The man was one of six people who were injured, including a 5-year-old boy. […]