As an Indianapolis native, there are fewer people better-suited to report on this great city than Trevor Shirley. He was born in Chicago, but grew up on Indy’s north side; graduating from North Central High School as a proud Panther and then from Indiana University in Bloomington with a journalism degree in hand. Having reported and anchored the news in South Bend, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, Trevor is happy to be back home, sharing great stories and digging for the truth all across Central Indiana.
As a reporter, Trevor has covered many high-profile national news stories, including hurricanes and tropical storms, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign across Florida, and the dramatic arrival and treatment of Ebola patients in Atlanta. He also reported live from the Ferguson riots in Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014 and from Chattanooga, Tennessee, after six military members were murdered by an ISIS-inspired attacker in 2015.
When not at work, Trevor enjoys traveling, reading and checking out new bars and restaurants. He also likes to stay active outside and has never been to a beach he didn’t love (as a warm weather guy, re-adjusting to the Indiana winter has been the only downside of coming back to the Midwest!). Trevor also enjoys scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.
Trevor is always looking for a great story to tell or a problem to solve. Feel free to send him an email at or a tweet @trevor_reports. And be sure to say hello if you see him out and about Indianapolis!!

Recent Articles
  • Carmel restaurants close, blaming construction for lost business

    CARMEL, Ind. – Another Carmel restaurant is closing its doors, and the owner is blaming ongoing construction for keeping diners away. J. Razzo’s near U.S. 31 and West Carmel Drive will shut down in September, and other nearby businesses say they’re also feeling the impact of construction. “Many of our customers here, they’ve become friends,” said J. Razzo’s bartender Nick Carpenter. He said several years’ worth of construction has made this place Carmel’s latest culinary casualty. “Overall, I understand the […]

  • Metal detectors, tighter security will be this year’s Indiana State Fair

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Friday morning, the gates of the Indiana State Fair will open, letting in the first of what could be almost a million guests this year. Officials say everyone should come out expecting to have a good time. To make that happen, we’re learning more about the massive safety and security precautions that are being taken to ensure safety. The most noticeable addition will be metal detectors at every gate. For the first time, everyone coming into the […]

  • Police hunt for suspects in morning road rage shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The hunt continues for whoever shot a man Tuesday night during what police are calling a road rage incident. Kywan Harris, 28, was hit several times after he told police someone cut him off, and then opened fire. Harris’s family says he’s doing much better. In fact, he’s even been posting pictures and video of his progress on social media. “He said this car, this black car, cut him off,” said Harris’s mother, who asked not to be […]

  • State troopers hit by impaired drivers happening more frequently

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- An Indiana state trooper is back on duty after he was hit by alleged drunk driver last week. Trooper Drew Atwell had to go to the hospital after being rear-ended early last Thursday morning. Data shows incidents involving state troopers and impaired drivers are becoming dangerously frequent. Indiana State Police said 38-year-old Dustin Boyer slammed his pickup truck into the back of Atwell’s patrol car. “We’re very fortunate the trooper wasn’t injured,” said ISP Sergeant John Perrine. “But […]

  • Broad Ripple Park approved for multi-million dollar overhaul

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indy Parks and Recreation Board has approved a plan to pump $70 million into Broad Ripple Park over the next 20 years, but already, there are some concerns from people who love the park, in particular about the future of its pool. Rarely a summer day goes by that you won’t find Amanda Thompson and her two kids cooling off at the pool. “Both my kids have learned to swim in this pool,” said Thompson. “It has […]

  • Sex offender accused of stripping naked, fondling himself on Indianapolis woman’s porch

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A registered sex offender is back behind bars after court documents say he stripped naked, crept onto a neighbor’s porch and then began fondling himself. Were it not for live video surveillance, this guy might not have been caught. The home’s owner, who asked to be only identified as “Emily,” said she installed a video surveillance doorbell about two years ago. She never imagined she’d see something like this, and said the whole incident is a reminder […]

  • Friends, family and fellow worshipers of local duck boat victims react to the tragedy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Friends and love ones of the Indiana family killed in a duck boat accident in Missouri are still in shock over this entire tragedy. The family’s pastor, Suffragan Bishop Thomas Griffin, said most of those who died had a very close connection to their church family at Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church. One family member said this experience has been like living a nightmare. “I feel like I have awaken from a dream,” said Carolyn Tharpe-Coleman, a sister-in-law […]

  • New security measures coming to Westfield Washington Schools

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – Parents with children in Westfield Washington Schools are learning what new steps are being taken to ensure safety this coming school year. School officials say safety is always evolving, but admit there were more sensitivities going into this academic year after the recent school shooting in Noblesville. Already, some parents said they like the district’s new approach. “I’m really pleased,” said parent Kristen Clemens. “I think they’re taking a lot of steps. I think they’ve taken recent […]

  • Flood waters damage Greenfield homeless shelter

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – On Monday, the City of Greenfield was greeted by a relentless downpour that dropped nearly five inches. All of that rain is still causing problems for Hope House, a local homeless shelter, after it flooded. Now, its leaders are asking for the community’s help. “You’d think it was coming from the door, but it was coming from every single wall,” said Executive Director Andrea Mallory. “There used to be product under these tables that we lost.” The shelter […]

  • Man hoping memorial trees will honor Burger Chef murder victims

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Burger Chef murders are still among the most notorious killings in the city’s history. Back in November of 1978, fast food workers Ruth Shelton, 17, Daniel Davis, 16, Jayne Friedt, 20, and Mark Flemmonds, 16, were kidnapped from a west side Burger Chef restaurant and killed. Their bodies were found a few days later in Johnson County. To this day, their killer has never been caught, but now one local man is trying to keep their stories […]