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 believe spike in fatal crashes is related to increase in distracted driving

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Thousands of drivers cruise through Indiana interstates on a daily basis. “We are the Crossroads of America,” said Trooper Kyle Hankins. Indiana State Police Trooper Kyle Hankins says many of those drivers, including semi-truck drivers are not paying attention to the road. “Whether they are watching something on their cell phone, reading an email, or texting someone,” said Trooper Hankins. Police believe distracted driving is the cause of recent fatal crashes around central Indiana. “It is so […]

  • BBB warns of increase in scammers stealing information through free Wi-Fi networks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Logging onto a “free” public Wi-Fi network on your phone or computer could end up costing you your identity and create big financial problems. “A lot of information is on your computer and smart phone these days,” said President and CEO of the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau, Tim Maniscalo. The BBB reports a recent spike in scammers stealing information from people who are on unsecured Wi-Fi networks. “We always see an uptick in this in the […]

  • Thousands enjoy free concerts and activities at Indiana Black Expo

    . INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It is going to be a busy weekend downtown Indianapolis as thousands of people head to the Circle City for the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration. “It is a wonderful event and I love the gathering of the people,” said participant Jackie Brown-Cox. The expo expects big crowds to show up to the health and job fairs, concerts, and other activities downtown. “This is truly a community endeavor, a community event, and we just want to […]

  • Authorities find more than 100 emaciated and dead farm animals in Delaware County

    DALEVILLE, Ind. – More than 100 goats, pigs, cows and horses are being removed from a Daleville farm. The animal welfare investigation comes after officials tell CBS4 they found hundreds of emaciated animals and dozens that were dead. “It is incredibly overwhelming,” said Phil Peckinpaugh, the City of Muncie and Delaware County Animal Care and Services Director. “It is a dark, debris-filled, feces filled barn.” Some of the animals were so weak that workers used tarps to carry them to […]

  • Kokomo man says he was blacked out when he reportedly attacked two men at park

    KOKOMO, Ind. – From inside of the Howard County Jail, 27-year-old Stephen Richey talked to CBS4 News about felony charges he is facing from an attack at a Kokomo park on July 4. “I drank some more and then the next thing that I remember I am getting mased,” said Richey. Police say Richey attacked two 65-year-old men while they were walking at Foster Park Tuesday morning. Police say the men saw Richey screaming at a tree and say he […]

  • Community leaders working to raise $50K to add cameras, lights to trails where Delphi teens were murdered

    DELPHI, Ind. – It has been nearly five months since Abby Williams and Libby German were murdered on the Delphi Historic Trails. “We will find this individual,” said Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby. Their killer is still out there. “It is always going to be on our minds until something happens,” said Julia Leahy. Leahy grew up in Delphi and is the executive director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. She says she has noticed a drop in visitors since […]

  • Police search for armed robbery suspects caught on camera outside east side bar

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are searching for a group of people who robbed two men at gunpoint outside of an east side bar. The incident was caught on surveillance camera. “It escalated so quickly. It was like out of nowhere,” said victim Charles Lamb. Lamb says he was taking a quick smoke break outside of a bar on North Bosart Avenue Thursday when he was approached by a man and a woman. “We were about to go back in and […]

  • Four face dozens of federal charges for using east side car lots to reportedly launder money

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The IRS raided three used car dealerships in Indianapolis. Now, four people are facing dozens of charges including money laundering, racketeering and even mail fraud. CBS4 cameras were rolling as federal agents raided three used car lots on the city’s near east side, two Bull’s Auto Sales locations and Chicago Auto sales on Washington Street. Now, the owner of those properties, Saul Rodriguez Soto, and three others Juan Rodriguez, Alejandro Rodriguez Soto and Abel Rodriguez face charges. […]

  • Teen accused of stabbing Lebanon man to death appears in court, faces over 20 charges

    LEBANON, Ind. – The Lebanon teenager who police say stabbed a 73-year-old man to death and also reportedly attacked his 68-year-old wife is learning he may spend the rest of his life behind bars, a sentence the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office is working on. “I’m going to seek the maximum penalty that I can for this individual,” said Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer. Prosecutor Meyer knows every twisted and graphic crime police say 19-year-old Zachariah Wright committed during a random […]

  • Police using DNA evidence to solve Lebanon murder and knife attack

    LEBANON, Ind. – Police are using DNA evidence and tips from the public to solve the murder of a Lebanon man. Max Foster, 73, was stabbed to death and his wife Sonja, 68, was severely injured when someone broke into their home Sunday morning. “Shocking, this is a very small and tight-knit community,” said Lebanon Police Chief Tyson Warmoth. “It is very rare that we have violent crime like this in Lebanon.” Police believe a man came in the back […]