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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
  • Indy woman files tort claim against the city, claiming metal plate damaged her vehicle

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman feels stranded after she says a metal plate along Holt Road damaged her vehicle. Kayla Brown said she was driving her son home from the hospital when it happened. She said it was dark and that there were no street lights. “There were no construction signs. There was no warning that they were doing construction; no warning that there was a bump in the road,” Brown said. Brown described the moment her van hit the […]

  • Attorney General warns Christmas shoppers to beware of worthless gift cards

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you’re purchasing gift cards this holiday season, buyer beware! Experts are calling 2017 “retailer apocalypse.” Dozens of shops, including big box stores, closed shop, downsized or sold. Many filed for bankruptcy. “We suggest that if an individual is going to purchase a gift card to give to someone, that they use a credit card,” said Betsy Isenberg with the Indiana’s Attorney General’s Office. Isenberg said if a store suddenly closes or stops accepting gift cards, some […]

  • Busy Indianapolis interchange to undergo construction soon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Carmel is gearing up to renovate and revamp a busy Indianapolis corridor. The city’s engineer says they’ve had their sights set on 96th and Keystone for months. After some back and forth and legal hold ups, crews plan to start construction by the end of 2017. Blueprints show that once construction is done, there will no longer be any traffic signals. Keystone will instead travel over 96th Street. Farther east on 96th, crews will turn several four-way […]

  • How clean is your water bottle? A CBS4 Problem Solvers investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Reusable water bottles are breeding grounds for bacteria. CBS4 swabbed three Hoosiers’ water bottles and one dirty dog dish. We sent the samples to Hoosier Microbiological Laboratory in Muncie for testing. “That’s pretty nasty,” Jaima Ballentine, the lab’s manager admitted. “The dog dish was much cleaner.” First up, our crew met up with a runner along the Monon Trail. John Hauber said he likes his water bottle because it’s easy to hold on to. “I don’t wash […]

  • North side Indy community relieved after tree leaning into power lines finally removed

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – People who live in a small neighborhood on the city’s north side are breathing a sigh of relief after an uprooted tree was removed. The Moos family called the CBS4 Problem Solvers desperate for help as they watched a tree across the street continuously worsen. It was leaning into the roadway and cable lines were tangled in between the branches. “It’s frustrating,” Kenneth Moos said. “When I look up, I see those lines threatening to be broken.” […]

  • Home designers working to build multi-generational housing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Home designers are considering a new way of building that caters to several generations. For the first time ever, six generations are living on the same planet. Now, more and more families are wanting to live together. It’s creating a unique challenge for some builders. “There has been a little bit of a trend,” said Mark Gradison with Gradison Design Build. “The empty nester generation, they want to be close to where their grandkids are.” Design teams […]

  • Teachers, parents hopeful that new ILEARN test will help students take next step

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, Indiana students will take a new assessment test called “Indiana’s Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network” or ILEARN for short. ILEARN is scheduled to replace ISTEP+, a test that evaluates third through eighth graders’ education progress. Legislators introduced the idea more than a year ago, saying ISTEP+ wasn’t working. Teachers complained that the test carried too much weight–especially in teacher evaluations–took too long and didn’t return results quickly enough to affect students’ […]

  • Angela Brauer visits Meredith Nicholson School 96 for CBS4 Reads

    CBS4’s Angela Brauer visited Meredith Nicholson School 96 Wednesday to read to Mr. Webb’s and Miss Taylor’s second grade classes. She explained to the group what she does as a news anchor and then read two books, The Gingerbread Cowboy and Princess in Disguise. The students had a spirit day called “Scholars in Sleepwear,” so they got to stay in their pajamas all day and celebrate reading.

  • CSX employees picket for better wages, health insurance

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CSX workers picketed downtown Wednesday, demanding better wages, healthcare insurance and safety practices. They’re upset, saying the company took a turn recently and started negotiating with multiple railroads. They claim carriers have profited at the hand of CSX employees. “We’re hoping to get a fair deal,” union representative Perry Rapier said. “Were not exaggerating or being greedy by any stretch. We’re only asking for what we have right now. We have decent health care, we would like […]

  • Are central Indiana schools doing enough to prevent sexual assault?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Anti-violence groups are questioning whether central Indiana’s schools are doing enough to prevent and respond to adolescent sexual misconduct. Several parents contacted CBS 4 Problem Solvers, claiming their child was sexually assaulted by another student at school. The parents felt that the schools didn’t do enough to address the problem. One child became suicidal; another ended up switching schools. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found Indiana ranks second to worst for […]