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
  • Some push for tougher penalties as local police investigate ongoing school threats

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – School threats seem to be part of a new normal these days. “I have seen a large escalation of these type of events,” said Indianapolis Attorney Jeff Mendes. With students and staff on edge after the Florida massacre, several local schools and police departments are spending time and resources investigating threats directed at their students and staff. “They are getting more and more prevalent and it is becoming a really scary situation,” said Mendes. Sunday, Bloomington Police […]

  • Dozens of students call in sick, prompting Madison County school to close

    ANDERSON, Ind. – The spread of the flu is now so bad in Madison County one school  has decided to shut down for a few days. “Many students were coming to school with low-grade fevers,” said Liberty Christian Schools Superintendent Jay McCurry. Right now, the school has around 20 percent of students sick with the flu. About half of the faculty have the virus too. “We knew that things were not getting better and that they were only getting worse,” […]

  • Delphi families take CBS4 through Abby and Libby’s last hours

    DELPHI, Ind. – It has been one year since Abby Williams and Libby German were murdered while out on a walk on the Delphi Historic Trails. Their killer got away, leaving behind clues that police are using to track him down. For the first time, the families are taking us minute by minute through the girls’ last hours. “He saw something. He could not figure out what it was. There were two deer standing up there. As he looked up […]

  • Blood donations running dangerously low during flu season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Blood Center needs donations 365 days a year, but they really need help this flu season. “Especially this season the flu is so bad that donors cannot come in when they are sick,” said Maria Kyler of the Indiana Blood Center. The center says the flu and other illnesses have led to a huge drop in the donation of blood units. If the numbers keep falling the Indiana Blood Center says they will miss out […]

  • Claims that Madison County has been hit with a flu pandemic are false

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – We are learning claims that a central Indiana county is experiencing a flu pandemic are false. The Indiana State Department of Health tells us flu activity in Madison County and all of Indiana is high and widespread, but does not meet the qualifications to be a pandemic. Here is what we do know, right now four people in Madison County have died from the flu. Dozens of others have gotten sick with the virus but none […]

  • North side neighbors launch community meeting after woman traps, kills coyote

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Coyotes roaming near Castleton have become a hot topic of conversation for North side neighbors. “There has been a lot of chatter online about the coyotes,” said neighbor Susan Brown. Brown says her Nextdoor App has been flooded with pictures of coyotes roaming around the neighborhood and posts about the wild animals coming too close for comfort. “I’m not afraid of coyotes. They are pretty opportunistic,” said Brown. Although Brown may not be worried, other neighbors are. “One […]

  • Suspects smash jewelry cases with hammer, steal more than $100K in merchandise

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are searching for two men suspected of smash and grab robberies at jewelry stores around Indianapolis. “Two people walked in to commit the brazen act,” said IMPD North District Commander Josh Barker. Police say the men were caught on camera stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from two Kay jewelry stores around the city. “Their main focus was on the cases in the front of the store,” said Commander Barker. Last week, investigators say the […]

  • IFD equipment damaged, city vehicle t-boned as drivers try to get close to warehouse fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A massive fire at an east side warehouse had crews blasting the blaze with water for more than 12 hours. “The crews arrived and found this enormous building was heavily engulfed in fire,” said IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith. Crews connected fire hoses to several hydrants around the warehouse to maintain the water supply. “We had at least four lines established,” said Battalion Chief Reith. Firefighters blocked off each line and hose to keep people from damaging […]

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers reports spike in teens ingesting detergent packets

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After dozens of warnings from health officials about the dangers of ingesting liquid laundry detergent packets, the viral trend has spiked again. “Part of our job includes taking care of people who have done something that was not wise on purpose,” said registered nurse and certified specialist in poison Gwenn Christianson. Christenson answers dozens of calls at the Indiana Poison Center from people who need medical help. She says many people are calling the poison center to […]

  • Traffic stop leads to $100,000 in stolen property, man says ‘I do not steal’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Bartholomew County couple is behind bars facing a long list of felony charges after a traffic stop leads to $100,000 of stolen items. “Oh no. It is not me. I do not steal,” said suspect Brian Stewart. But, Columbus police say Brian Stewart and his wife, Norma Holley, were driving around Columbus with thousands of dollars of stolen items this month. “I do have proof that I did not steal those items because nobody saw me […]