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
  • Video shows suspects attempting to rob Indy cab driver before shooting at vehicle

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police say three suspects fired shots at a cab after the driver refused to give them money. The shooting occurred on April 15 at 12:19 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Rural Street. “I think that they had the intention of robbing the driver from the beginning,” said Yellow Cab operations manager Jeff Weber. The driver picked up the suspects on the Northwest side. When he got to their location on the Eastside, two of the men pulled […]

  • IFD firefighters sweat out dangerous toxins to fight back against growing cancer epidemic

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Every year, hundreds of firefighters across the nation are diagnosed with cancer. Researchers say firefighters are more at risk for the disease because crews are consistently exposed to contaminants and toxins from debris and flames. “I was training with another station and one of the paramedics asked what is wrong with your neck. She felt it and looked at it and told me that you need to see a doctor.“I was diagnosed with nasal pharyngeal cancer in October […]

  • DNR receives dozens of nuisance complaints about aggressive geese scaring residents

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Department of Natural Resources says it’s dealing with an increase in nuisance complaints about geese. One of those calls is coming from Bonnie Bankhead, who has two geese nesting outside of her east side apartment building. “On our way out to work in the morning, the big one came flying at us and running up on us. He chased us to our cars while hissing,” said Bankhead. The hissing sound is the noise Bankhead says she […]

  • Authorities report growing trend in publishing crimes to social media

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Every day, thousands of people log onto social media to live stream and share their lives in real time with the click of a button, but it’s not all family photos and vacations. More and more people are using the platform to share photos and videos of criminal activity. “We are seeing people that are live streaming various crimes from school fights, to child exploitation, to murder,” said Cpt. Chuck Cohen of Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes. […]

  • Lebanon officers utilizing drone technology to find missing people, suspects

    LEBANON, Ind. – Lebanon police now have a new outlook on community safety. “You can see everything when you get up 150 feet, compared to walking around a cornfield where you can only see an overhead view. It is a completely different type of search and only takes a few minutes, instead of hours,” said Lebanon Police Sgt. Aaron Altier. The 38-officer department is improving efficiency and search techniques with the click of a button, using drone technology. Lebanon police […]

  • Carroll County sheriff reports increase in gun permit requests as Delphi investigation continues

    DELPHI, Ind. — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says it has seen a skyrocketing amount of requests for gun permits in the area. Officers believe the double murders of Abby Williams and Libby German may have led to the spike. “For a small county, we have quite a bit of permits in the first place that are issued, but for the most part, it was just folks that said I have been putting this off for a long time and this was […]

  • Community leaders blame lack of parental involvement for Muncie’s spike in teen gun violence

    MUNCIE, Ind. – It is all hands on deck to cut down on the number of young people that are getting involved in violent crime. Delaware County community leaders are coming together to make a plan. They hope the addition of father figures can help decrease teen violence in the Muncie area. “A lot of it has to do with individuals robbing each other. There is no set formula for what they are robbing for, it can be something as little […]

  • IMPD flex team working to stop north side drug trade, busts more than 100 people

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A group of handpicked IMPD officers known as the North District Late Tact Flex Team is working to put a stop to the drug trade on Indy’s north side. This week, police have made an arrest nearly every single day. “We look at the target locations and check to see if we see people coming and going,” said Sgt. Anthony McLemore. The north side flex teams spot and track down people with illegal drugs and guns. IMPD added […]

  • Authorities working to stop sexting, distribution of child porn among Johnson County teens

    FRANKLIN, IND. – Administrators at one high school in Johnson County are working with parents to help stop sexting in local schools. Officials say the cyber-crime is becoming a growing and dangerous problem. In just the past few months, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office reports up to two dozen sexting cases involving teens. Many of those teens now face felony charges for distribution of child pornography. “The boyfriend receives it from his girlfriend and forwards it on to his friends. […]

  • Butler police arrest woman known for jumping into cars, demanding rides

    Update: (March 30, 2017)– Police say the suspect, identified as Dawn Marie Winters, is now is custody on charges unrelated to this case. Original:  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are searching for a woman that has reportedly been targeting drivers on the north side for years. Officers say the woman most recently jumped into a Butler student’s car and would not get out, stealing from her before she took off. “We had a student that was just a few blocks off campus that […]