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Wow, what a great feeling to be back in the Midwest! It’s been a while since I’ve been “home” and boy, do I feel welcome!
I grew up in Akron, Ohio and went to college at Ohio University. Then, after graduating early, I moved across the country to work as a multimedia journalist, video editor and weather anchor in Eugene, Oregon. I switched from full-time rain to full-time sun in 2012 when I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, I worked as a news and weather anchor, reporter, producer; a little bit of everything which meant a crazy schedule and sometimes very little sleep, but I love being a “Jane” of all trades!
I have a lot of memorable stories throughout my time as a journalist, but the ones that really stick with me are the ones that made a difference. While in New Mexico, I exclusively broke a backlog in which police departments statewide weren’t able to process sexual assault evidence kits because of a lack of resources. It sparked the state to make some changes and the Albuquerque metro to pass ordinances to better serve victims. During my time at KOAT-TV, I won the New Mexico Broadcaster Association’s “reporter of the year” award and was named “best of the city” reporter four years in a row.
I hope I can make as big of an impact in Indianapolis. I will be up and four cups of coffee deep before you open your eyes every morning, tracking the latest breaking news and weather for you. My hope is that together, we can get you caught up and informed before you step out the door. Life is chaotic, your time is precious, I get it! I promise I will make it quick and easy for you know what’s happening in the world.
When I’m not in the newsroom, I’m with my family and 7 (yes, 7) dogs exploring the Hoosier state! I am excited to see what this awesome state has to offer. If you have any suggestions of where to go or where to eat, stop me on the street or give me a shout on social media @AngelaBrauerTV. I’d love to hear from you!

Recent Articles
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    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ind. – Westlake Elementary celebrated a career and culture day Thursday. Kindergarten through sixth grade students spent the day rotating through different stations, learning about different cultures and career opportunities. Wayne Township Fire Department brought their fire truck and showed the kids how a firefighter puts on his or her turnout gear. Police officers let the kids touch and feel some of their equipment. Among the other presenters: a lawyer, a chemistry professor and the Colts cheerleaders. CBS4’s […]

  • Indy 500 drivers flocking to area gyms to physically prep for race

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the Indy 500 quickly approaching, drivers are scrambling to prepare, not just on the track but also inside the gym. In a high-rise building overlooking downtown, St. Vincent Sports Performance offers drivers and other athletes top-notch technology geared toward power. “We can have an athlete come stand on the force plate and do a vertical jump. We can get peak power, peak force production, rate of force production,” said Chase Campbell, a St. Vincent strength coach. […]

  • Indiana’s Very Own: Hoosier heroes star in CBS’ ‘SEAL Team’

    DALEVILLE, Ind. – A police K9 trained in narcotics and tracking is making a tail-wagging name for herself in Hollywood. Dita, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, plays Cerberus in CBS’ SEAL Team. “It’s amazing,” said Justin Melnick, her owner and handler. Melnick, who was a military photographer in real life before he became a police officer, showed up for the pilot with his dog expecting to play a stunt man. He ended up as a regular, playing Brock, a special warfare operator. […]

  • Riley Hospital for Children turns patients’ heartbeats into songs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s a loss like no other. A grief that lasts forever. The ultimate tragedy. Nearly 30,000 children die every year, several in central Indiana. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is working to ease that pain with something they call heartbeat therapy. “We can record patients’ heartbeats,” music therapist Lauren Servos said. “We want to create positive memories in a stressful place so they have something besides fear to look back on.” Servos records patients’ heartbeats […]

  • ‘Single Mothers by Choice’ celebrate Mother’s Day

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  • Duke Energy customers question newly installed smart meters

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  • IUPUI boasts successful partnership with IPS

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A successful partnership between the Indianapolis Public School District and IUPUI will enter into its 13th year soon. Skills for Independence, Transition and Employment – or SITE, for short – is the only program of its kind statewide. It’s a place where people with cognitive and physical disabilities can go after high school to more easily transition into adulthood. “First of all what we know about people the students we serve, is that they learn most effectively […]

  • Indiana’s Very Own: Mooresville native working toward world’s strongest man title

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  • Hundreds gather in Hendricks County to discuss school and workplace security

    DANVILLE, Ind. – Hundreds of people will gather in Hendricks County Tuesday to discuss how to prevent violence. Safe Hiring Solutions, a security firm based in Danville, will host its first-ever school and workplace security summit. Judges, law enforcement officers, legislators, business owners and school administrators from across the state are expected to attend. “What we’ve seen – especially post Parkland – is the discussion across the country. It’s moving in a ‘secure your building, barricade, what are we going […]

  • Winter weather returns with early snow showers in central Indiana

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