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
  • Speedway memorial honors Burger Chef murder victims

    SPEEDWAY, Ind.- Forty years ago this weekend, four young fast food employees were murdered after being kidnapped from a Speedway Burger Chef restaurant. The killings have never been solved; but now, a Speedway man is working to keep their memories alive. “It humanizes them, it humanizes Ruth, Jayne, Mark and Daniel,” said Alex Wisemiller, who organized a new memorial, “that they were more than just what happened to them.” Wisemiller grew up in Speedway, and from time to time heard […]

  • Road crews tackle wet roads at risk of refreezing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- We’re keeping a close watch on our roads after an icy mix Thursday. So far, conditions have been pretty good Thursday and DPW and INDOT want to keep things that way. “I was expecting them [roads] to be a whole lot slicker, honestly,” said driver Hazmin Lewis. Drivers we spoke with say some of the tough spots have been the interstate ramps. “So far, they’ve been a little slick,” said Lewis. Starting Wednesday night, DPW had 70 trucks […]

  • Anderson woman pushing for crosswalk to honor friends struck by vehicles

    ANDERSON, Ind. – There’s a one-woman crusade happening in Anderson, all to make the streets there safer. After a string of pedestrians were struck and killed in the past month, Cynthia Young knew something had to change and decided she’d be the one to make it happen. For the past week, she’s been collecting signatures of people supporting the installation of a crosswalk at the intersection of Cross St. and Scatterfield Rd. So far, Young said she has about 500 […]

  • Group wants Indy officials to rethink I-65/70 construction plans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– On Monday, “Rethink 65/70,” a group of concerned citizens, is hoping their work can influence state leaders when it comes to the proposed north split construction project. For more than a year, it has been known INDOT is planning a major overhaul of the downtown I-65/70 north split, to handle increasing traffic congestion as Indianapolis continues to grow. “The takeaway is what do you want the future of your downtown to be?” said Paul Knapp of Rethink 65/70. […]

  • 99-year-old World War II veteran honored during coin toss at Colts game

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sidney Walton, a 99-year-old World War Two veteran, was front and center at the Colt`s game on Veterans Day. He was honored on the field during the coin flip to start the game. Walton`s family is on a mission to get him to meet as many people as he can as more and more WWII Two veterans die every day. “This is one of the most wonderful days of my life,” said his son, Paul Walton, who is […]

  • IN Focus: Carson on new Congress, AG Sessions’ departure

    INDIANAPOLIS – In an interview that aired on this week’s edition of IN Focus, Rep. Andre Carson sat down with FOX59’s Trevor Shirley this week to discuss former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation and the new Democratic majority in the House. “One would hope this resignation was a matter of differing views,” said Carson. “I hope it’s not about Russia.” As a member of the House Intelligence committee, Carson and fellow Democrats will soon be in a position to lead […]

  • Braun, Donnelly continue campaigns as tight Senate race continues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Following Tuesday night’s debate, both Senator Joe Donnelly (D) and Mike Braun (R) continued their campaigns Wednesday. Polls show them locked in a tight race that’s still within the margin of error. Healthcare was a big topic Tuesday night, which continued into Wednesday. Braun and Donnelly both showed up at events focused on medical care as they move into the final stretch of this campaign, highlighting topics they hope will get voters to the polls. Despite the onstage […]

  • Police warn drivers after Indiana kids are killed getting onto school bus

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tuesday’s tragedy in Rochester, Indiana is being felt all across central Indiana. Three children were killed and a fourth seriously injured when authorities say a driver drove around a school bus and hit those kids. Police say the bus’ lights were flashing and its stop arm was extended. The driver, Alyssa Shepherd, has been charged with three felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor charge of passing a school bus causing injury It is a stark […]

  • City lays out plans for snow patrol and potholes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Monday, city leaders unveiled their plans to handle any snow emergency that comes our way along with the inevitable occurrence of potholes. With winter weather just around the corner, Mayor Hogsett, along with DPW officials, outlined their action plan to deal with snowy and icy roads. DPW crews also practiced some of the routes they will likely drive when the snow arrives. This year, the city bought eleven new trucks and four more are being delivered soon. […]

  • IN Focus: State rep accusing Hill says AG got special treatment

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One of Attorney General Curtis Hill’s accusers is speaking out two days after prosecutors opted not to file criminal charges against him following sexual misconduct allegations by four women. Those allegations stem from the women’s claims that Hill groped them during a party at an Indianapolis bar in March 2018. State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon, one of Hill’s accusers, reacted to the investigation into Hill, but also spoke about what she sees as her role in keeping […]