Alexis McAdams is a reporter for Fox59/CBS4 News. She joined the FOX59/CBS4 Team in April 2015. Alexis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. Alexis completed internships at FOX Chicago News and WGN-TV. She was also the Field Producer for “Chicago’s Very Own,” a weekly segment on WGN-TV. Alexis received the Student Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast of 2013,” which was presented by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Prior to her arrival in Indianapolis, Alexis was the lead reporter and weekend anchor at WTVO/WQRF-TV in Rockford Illinois. Alexis enjoys covering a variety of news topics, is a Chicago sports fan who especially loves the Chicago Blackhawks! She enjoys running, competitive sports, vacations, and meeting new people.
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Recent Articles
  • Police: 4 people shot after suspects opened fire into crowd at Anderson block party

    ANDERSON, Ind.– A teenager was shot in the chest and three others were wounded at an Anderson block party after investigators say someone opened fire into a crowd. “We just heard like a pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,” said a witness. Investigators say those bullets hit four people including a 19-year-old victim from who was shot in the chest. He was flown by medical helicopter to Indianapolis and is now in stable condition. “The shots were so close by me […]

  • State shuts down Bloomington car dealership accused of scamming foreign IU students

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The state has ordered a Bloomington auto dealer to shut down after officials say the dealership scammed foreign students at Indiana University. “We have been looking into them for a couple of months now,” said Indiana Secretary of State Communications Director Valerie Warycha. The sign at H-Auto has been taken down. The store shut down for reportedly illegally selling cars and issuing fake license plates. “It is these unlicensed dealers that we have a problem with. We […]

  • Family of toddler killed in Beech Grove describes father’s rescue attempt

    BEECH GROVE, Ind.– The family of 2-year-old Brianna Chislom, who was killed in a fire in Beech Grove, described the desperate moments as her dad tried to save her life. Her father, who was injured in the blaze, was too distraught to speak about the incident. “He loves his kids,” said family member Terri Hunt. Hunt is fighting through the pain to tell the Dennis Chislom’s story. “He heard a boom. He just kept seeing little flashes of light and […]

  • Anderson couple accused of locking kids in basement with no food, water, bathroom access

    ANDERSON, Ind. – An Anderson couple faces multiple charges of felony neglect after police say the duo locked their four kids in the basement without food, water, or a bathroom. The mother told CBS4 she is sorry for her actions but says it was her husband’s idea. “I locked my kids in the basement. I did not do it to hurt them but I was trying to do it because I did not want them to make a big mess […]

  • Metro police searching for suspects who robbed 3 men at gunpoint on Monon Trail

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD is increasing patrols on the Monon Trail after three people were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend. Investigators believe the suspects were targeting people walking home from bars late at night. “A car stopped and about three guys got out with a couple guns and put these guys on the ground and took all of their stuff,” said neighbor Brad Bednar. Police say there were two separate robberies at 61st and the Monon Trail in Broad […]

  • Indianapolis woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on vacation, family says

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis woman died after her family says she contracted a flesh-eating bacterium while on vacation. She did not get the right treatment from a local hospital, according to the family. “They said that they thought it was an abscess or something under the skin,” said Carol Martin’s husband, Richard Martin. What started as a small bump, grew into a large, painful and deadly infection. “Like a penny or a dime. It was small. She thought it was […]

  • New data shows big spike in the number of U.S. employees using illicit drugs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Drug use in the U.S. workforce has skyrocketed, according to new data released this week. A study says more American workers are using drugs now than in the past ten years. The data shows more workers are using meth, cocaine, and marijuana. The data was released by Quest Diagnostics which completes hundreds of workplace drug tests for companies across the country. Last year, Quest Diagnostics tested 10 million urine samples of U.S. workers and found that the use […]

  • Arrest of Bunker Hill town marshal just part of series of big issues in the small town

    MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. – The former Bunker Hill town marshal is facing a series of felony charges after investigators say he gave false police credentials to a friend so he could work a security job in Indianapolis. This is just part of a series of big problems in the small town. “We do not even have a traffic light,” said current Bunker Hill Town President Rae Ann Panther. With a population of fewer than 900 people, the tiny town has […]

  • Trafalgar double shooting shines light on domestic violence issue in Johnson County

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.– A Trafalgar man is behind bars in connection with a double shooting investigation. Police say the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. Kevin Farley faces criminal recklessness charges after investigators say he shot two people, including his wife. Investigators say the fight was between Farley, his ex-girlfriend, and her current boyfriend who told police Farley had been stalking them. When the duo pulled up to Farley’s Trafalgar home, things got physical and shots were fired. […]

  • Vandals break into Johnson County church, spray paint apology

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – Vandals broke into a Johnson County church, leaving behind thousands of dollars in damage, but showed remorse on the way out. “My thing is maybe they really are sorry that they did it,” said Woodside Community Church Pastor Mark Petty. Pastor Petty is stunned by the damage left behind by vandals who broke into the church near Center Grove. “We think they came in the back door and did some nice graffitiing. Some nice artwork all […]