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
  • Local mother reacts after daughter strangled to death, 54 Hoosiers died last year from domestic violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 34-year-old Tasha Allen is dead after police say she was strangled to death during a domestic dispute. Investigators say this is the second deadly domestic dispute just this week in Indianapolis. “I never…ever would have thought that would happen to my daughter,” said Tasha Allen’s mom Tina Spells. According to a police report, officers found Allan suffering from cardiac arrest at her home on W. 35th St. She was rushed to the hospital and later died. The coroner […]

  • Police searching for masked men who robbed downtown animal clinic at gunpoint

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are searching for the two men who robbed a downtown animal clinic at gunpoint, taking off with cash and threatening customers. “It was a very brazen attempt,” said FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic interim executive director Jen Hancock. Two masked men armed stormed into the clinic and told the employees to clean out the register before taking off with the cash. They were in and out in five minutes. Employees say one man pointed a handgun at the […]

  • CBS4 viewer tip leads to arrest of teenage armed robbery suspects

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Three teenagers are facing felony charges after Lawrence police say they committed a string of armed robberies on the east side. Detectives say a tip from a CBS4 viewer helped track the suspects down. “Our detectives were able to identify the three individuals,” said Lawrence Police Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff. The three teenagers were caught on camera using stolen credit cards at a gas station. “A 16-year-old, an 18-year-old, and a 19-year-old,” said Deputy Chief Woodruff. Leo […]

  • Metro police believe murder of tow truck driver may be connected to armed robbery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Investigators are searching for the person who shot and killed a tow truck driver at a south side apartment complex. “This was a tow truck driver that was out there to pick up a car. He did contract work for the apartment complex,” said IMPD Officer Jim Gillespie. Steve Deputy, 47, was out on a normal tow run Saturday night when police say he was shot and killed at the Capital Place Apartments on Hanna Avenue near […]

  • Police find body after ‘highly suspicious’ Knightstown fire

    UPDATE: Authorities have found a body Saturday afternoon after an extensive search in 64-year-old Rick O’Neil’s Knightstown home. After K9’s were unable to locate anything on Friday, the body was recovered at around 1:10 p.m. They believe the cause of the fire was arson. Identifications will be confirmed by the Henry County Coroner’s Office. Original Story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A 64-year-old man is missing after a fire ripped through his Knightstown home. Investigators say the incident is highly suspicious. “I woke up and […]

  • Investigators looking into possible foul play in disappearance of Shelbyville man

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind.– Authorities in Shelby County are searching for a 38-year-old man who reportedly disappeared while out searching for his dogs this week. “Whether he is hiding, hurt, in a ditch…we do not know. We just want to know if he is okay,” said Mandy Young, Chris Young’s wife. Mandy has not seen or heard from her husband since Monday. “I do not know what is going on honestly. He has no phone and I have no idea where he […]

  • Teen charged with murder of his adoptive dad appears in court

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 16-year-old charged with the murder of his own adoptive father was in court Wednesday. Jordan Marin-Doen was handcuffed and escorted into court charged as an adult with murder and arson. Police say the teen admitted that he set fire to his own house and killed his 45-year-old adoptive dad, Jason Doan. According to court documents, Jordan started the fire while his family slept. He told police that he poured gasoline on the stairs and used a […]

  • Plainfield police investigate attempted carjacking

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Plainfield police are looking for the person who tried to get into a woman’s car while she was stopped on a four-lane highway. “Basically I had just left and was heading south on 267 and I was sitting at the stop light,” said driver Lori Faulkenberg. Faulkenberg’s regular morning commute ended with a call to 911. “All of a sudden I realized that someone was at my window and I heard the noise of them trying to […]

  • Dozens of sheriffs join fight against drug most heavily trafficked behind bars

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sheriffs are taking a big step forward in the fight to stop a major drug trafficking problem inside of Indiana jails. Suboxone strips are often laced with opioids. The strips are designed to help addicted inmates ease off of drugs by releasing a small amount of the addictive chemicals into the bloodstream. Instead, they are being smuggled into jails at an alarming rate. “I think that I can speak for 91 other sheriffs in the state that […]

  • Authorities seeing spike in teen sexting cases in Hancock County

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities in Hancock County are seeing a spike in sexting cases amongst teens. “A lot of times you put something out there on the internet and it does not generally disappear and could be out there for a very long time,” said Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton. It is not a new problem but a growing problem in the county. “It is something that really got on our radar back in the spring of 2017. Hancock […]