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
  • Muncie sees first suspected meth lab in a long time

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A rare find in Muncie is getting the attention of law enforcement after they busted an active meth lab. And while investigators say most users aren’t making their own meth, they’re still using it in higher numbers. The sign on the door of a house on East 8th Street says it all: Unfit for human habitation. Authorities said the home is contaminated by dangerous chemicals used to cook meth. “It used to be very common, for several […]

  • Indy’s NFL Combine future uncertain

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NFL Combine has called Indianapolis home for 31 years, but after 2020 it could leave Indy for a new host city. The Combine, once shrouded in secrecy, is now a major media event. The event kicks off in Indianapolis on Friday, and while the fans aren’t here just yet, the setup is underway. The four-day event will make or break the careers of NFL hopefuls, all centered in Indianapolis. “It [Indianapolis] works perfect for this event […]

  • Indianapolis approves plan to hire homeless Hoosiers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis will soon employ homeless Hoosiers to help clean up and beautify the city. It’s part of a proposal passed Monday night by the City-County Council aimed at tackling the growing issue of homelessness downtown. A man calling himself Davi said he’s lived on the streets for 10 years, and he’s heard about the city’s new idea to put homeless people to work cleaning up Indianapolis. “I mean every little bit helps,” said Davi. “I mean, I […]

  • Child advocates warn parents after pediatrician’s arrest

    LEBANON, Ind. — A Boone County doctor is facing more charges after he was arrested last Friday. Dr. Jonathon Cavins is accused of sexually abusing teenage boys who police say were some of his own patients. Police said there could be even more teens who fell victim, too. Child advocates say this whole story is an unfortunate reminder of what parents and kids need to be aware of at the doctor’s office. On Friday, Lebanon police arrested Cavins, who was […]

  • High winds cause power outages, damage throughout central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — More than 20,000 people were without power in central Indiana Sunday as high winds wreaked havoc on power lines and utility poles throughout the region and toppled trees into roadways. Earlier in the morning, Indianapolis Power and Light listed more than 12,000 outages throughout the city, with most outages occurring between 5 and 7 a.m. According to IPL’s outage map, the highest concentration of outages was near Lawrence, where more than 2,000 outages were listed  in the […]

  • Legal expert challenges new wording in Indiana’s proposed hate crime bill

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The controversy over Indiana’s proposed hate crime law continues as some legal experts challenge the bill’s wording. In a surprise move on Tuesday, Senate Republicans stripped the hate crimes bill of a list of protected classes and replaced it with the phrase “including bias.” Supporters say that’s a fair way to cover everyone, but legal experts said the bill is being set up to fail. “The story of this bill if it becomes law is not going […]

  • Kids urge lawmakers to raise cigarette tax in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The push to get Hoosiers off tobacco and nicotine is continuing at the statehouse and on Tuesday, it was kids raising their voices to make Indiana healthier. Hundreds of young people turned out for the “Raise It for Our Health” campaign, which urges lawmakers to raise Indiana’s cigarette tax by $2. Supporters say the proof is in the numbers. According to the American Cancer Society, Indiana spends almost $3 billion a year on tobacco-related health problems. “My […]

  • Indiana Senate committee passes hate crimes bill, sends it to full Senate for vote

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A big crowd was at the Statehouse Monday morning for a public hearing on whether Indiana should adopt a hate crime law. The Senate Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of the legislation, which next heads to the full Senate. The committee heard nearly three hours of testimony from both supporters and opponents of the proposed bill. The biggest hang up for Indiana is whether the law would include specific classes, like sexual orientation and gender identity. The […]

  • IN Focus: South Bend mayor discusses possible run for President

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — As the number of contenders wanting to challenge President Trump in 2020 continues to grow, a Hoosier mayor is also toying with the idea of making a run for the White House. Last weekend, FOX59 caught up with Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend) ahead of a release party for his new book. “Mayor Pete,” as he’s known around South Bend, has held that title since 2012. He’s now considering whether that experience could propel him to the […]

  • Vigil honors Libby German and Abby Williams 2 years after Delphi murders

    DELPHI, Ind. – On Thursday night, lanterns lit up the night sky in honor of Libby German and Abby Williams the two Delphi girls who were found murdered two years ago this week. The lanterns were part of a vigil to remember the girls and keep their story alive. “I think about it every day,” said Carrie Timmons, Libby German’s mother, of her daughter’s murder. Even after two years, she still has no answers. “We just really want to get […]

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