Deanna Allbrittin joined the FOX59/CBS4 team as a reporter in March 2016.

Born a Tar Heel and raised a Buckeye, Deanna is now a proud Hoosier!

She’s reported for TV stations in almost every corner of the state.

Before FOX59, Deanna worked at WFIE in Evansville as a morning anchor and reporter, where she started a new segment—the pride and joy of her career so far—“Sunrise School Spirit”. The competition pits a dozen schools in the Evansville area against each other to see which can donate the most food for the Tri-State Food Bank. During its inaugural season, nearly 125,000 pounds of food were donated to families in need. The segment won the 2016 Best Community Impact Award from the Indiana Associated Press and was a finalist for several other honors.

Deanna has also reported for WSJV in South Bend and WTIU-WFIU in Bloomington.

This job in Indianapolis, however, brings Deanna full circle from her days as an intern at FOX59.

When Deanna isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and taking trips with family and friends.

Deanna traveled to eight different countries to study abroad and report before graduating from the IU School of Journalism.

She continues to nurse her travel bug, planning trips here at home and around the world.

If you have a story idea, travel suggestion or just want to say hi, email Deanna at

Recent Articles
  • One year later, Flora holds vigil for young sisters killed by arson

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—People in Flora are once again grieving the deaths of four sisters. It’s been one year since the girls died in a house fire that investigators later determined someone intentionally set. State police haven’t arrested anyone for the crime. Although temperatures were near-freezing, dozens came out to show the family support during a vigil. Kids who lost their friends and classmates cried alongside family desperate for answers a year later. “It’s everybody,” said Flora resident Sarah Hanaway. “Teachers were […]

  • Local Vietnam veteran fighting for expanded Agent Orange disability claims

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A local veteran is fighting to get disability benefits for vets exposed to Agent Orange. Right now the VA only automatically awards disability claims for veterans exposed to the herbicide while serving in Vietnam. Vietnam veteran Jay Cole has been fighting the VA for nearly three years now to approve a disability claim he says is related to Agent Orange. “That’s just jungle in the back and then between that jungle growth there and me, everything is […]

  • Cleanup efforts continue in Clinton County after straight-line winds cause damage

    CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – The National Weather Service confirms it was straight-line winds, not a tornado that hit Clinton County over the weekend. But with winds of 80 to 85 miles per hour, there’s still a lot of damage left behind. People I talked to here in Clinton County are shocked to hear it wasn’t a tornado that cut through the east side of Frankfort and collapsed this garage. It was straight-line winds that picked up cinder blocks like these, […]

  • $3,600 raised so far as teachers “camp” on bus to raise money for student with cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – By the time Shelbyville Middle School principals and teachers headed back on a bus to the school parking lot, they’d raised $3,600. The principals and teachers are spending the night on the bus. That $3,600 is all going to student Kiara Lee and her mom. This isn’t the first time Principal Ryan Mikus, his assistant principals and a few others have spent the night at the school. Lee is the school’s second student in less than a […]

  • Sheriff’s office gets first approval for $3.1 million to pay off past-due jail bill

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From now on, the sheriff’s office will pay its bills, the year they’re due. That’s the message from the city and sheriff’s office, which went before the city-county council’s Public Safety Committee Wednesday evening to request a $7.6 million appropriation to finish out the year. A little more than half of the request, $4.4 million, will cover retiree health insurance and overtime costs. The other $3.2 million will pay down an overdue bill for the Jail II […]

  • Draft contract for city’s streetlights shows progress could come sooner than neighbors expected

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — When Indy voters elected Mayor Joe Hogsett two years ago, he vowed to light up a city that had many dark streets for decades. Since then, CBS4 has tracked how well the mayor has kept his pledge to install thousands of new streetlights. In August, the mayor announced the city had a proposed deal with Indianapolis Power and Light that could lead to 4,000 new streetlights over six years. Now, CBS4 has a draft copy of the city’s […]

  • State hears from public before final Muncie Schools takeover decision

    MUNCIE, Ind. – People trying to avoid a full state takeover for Muncie Community Schools made their final pitch Monday night. Superintendent Steve Baule outlined the steps the school has taken to bring the school’s finances out of the red. He noted that this year and next, the district will bring in more than they’ll spend. But with a multi-million dollar deficit still weighing on the school, their voices may not be enough to convince the state to pull emergency […]

  • After son’s overdose death, mother warns of fentanyl dangers amid national ‘drug threat’

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – National forensic experts are now calling the opioid threat “unprecedented”. That’s because they say the danger is greater than ever for both addicts and everyone else. In a release, the American Association of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), states that already this year, American crime labs have seen a 54 percent increase in fentanyl cases. Deena Jackson of Plainfield isn’t surprised crime lab directors are now warning people to pay closer attention to recognize and avoid fentanyl and carfentanil. […]

  • Safe Haven Baby Box volunteer hosting education event in wake of Indiana newborn rescue

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — On Wednesday, an alarm alerted LaPorte County officials that a newborn had been put inside a Safe Haven Baby Box. But even before that, Barbara Mahoney-Handlin planned to spend part of her weekend educating people in central Indiana about the box, how it can save lives and how their group is working to get more of them. For Mahoney-Handlin, the cause is intensely personal. She says she was left in a trash can in Madison County more […]

  • Teen who allegedly set house fire that killed adoptive father charged with murder, arson

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 16-year-old boy has been formally charged after police say he admitted to starting a house fire that killed his adoptive father last Thursday. IMPD says Jordan Marin-Doan is being charged with murder, arson and auto theft. The teen’s adoptive father, 45-year-old Jason Doan, died after being pulled from the blaze on Highland Road on the city’s northwest side. An autopsy showed he died from “inhalation of products of combustion,” according to a probable cause affidavit. Family […]