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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 news 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 has now been nominated for multiple awards.

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
  • Newborn held ‘hostage’ by Mexican hospital finally makes it home to Indiana

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – A newborn preemie who was being held “hostage” by a Cancun hospital was finally released and arrived at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis Thursday. “It’s been awful,” Beckham’s aunt Amanda Smith told CBS4 in an exclusive interview shortly after Beckham arrived. “I mean, it’s been a roller coaster. It’s been from, you’re at rock bottom, we thought we were getting somewhere, we’re back down, we thought we were getting somewhere.” The nightmare started for Martinsville couple […]

  • UPDATE: Newborn held ‘hostage’ by Mexican hospital released, headed back to Indiana

    Update: Baby Beckham has been released from the Cancun hospital. His family is on their way to the airport to get on a medical jet and head back to Indiana. MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – An American baby, born premature in Mexico, is being held hostage by a Cancun hospital, according to the grandparents trying to get him home. Michaela Smith and Larry Ralph Jr. planned a dream vacation to Mexico. But now the trip has turned into a nightmare. “Our daughter […]

  • Indy council committee approves $20 million justice campus proposal

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mayor Joe Hogsett can celebrate a victory for the team trying to make his proposed jail complex a reality. Despite opposition, a city council committee just voted unanimously to move along a $20 million proposal for planning costs. But first, Andy Mallon, the city’s corporation counsel, along with others, had to show councilors that their detailed financial plan is solid. “These are numbers that we worked very closely with the sheriff and that they’ve signed off on,” […]

  • $20 million for justice campus design and planning up for council committee vote

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Another hurdle to clear for Mayor Joe Hogsett’s justice campus proposal. Tomorrow, a city-county council committee will hear reasons why they should or shouldn’t approve $20 million to design and plan the complex. Last time the city went through this process, mayor Greg Ballard’s administration committed about $15 million to the planning phase on their proposed justice center. It was never built. Before spending even more money this time around, the Administration and Finance committee chairman Joseph […]

  • UPDATE: Three men killed at north side apartment complex identified

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after three adult males were found dead in an north side apartment. Just after 6:12 p.m., police were dispatched to Somerset Lake Apartments located in the 7800 block of Somerset Bay on a report of a shooting. IMPD said they found three males unresponsive and two other individuals in the apartment. The three men killed were identified as Dominique Miller, 25, Jordan Wright, 25, and Justin Crowder, 19. The two […]

  • Police investigating north side triple homicide

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are investigating a triple homicide on the city’s northeast side. Indianapolis police received a call in reference to a shooting just after 6:00 Sunday evening. When officers arrived, they found three men shot dead in an apartment in the building at 7802 Somerset Bay. Police say a total of five people were inside the apartment before people entered and killed three of them. The two others, physically unhurt, went with police for questioning to help with […]

  • Mother receives late son’s diploma, first under new state law

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Something very unique happened at the Pike Township school board meeting Thursday night. Tanika Redding  stood up from the crowd, walked to the podium, and received her late son’s diploma from the Pike High School principal. This diploma was the first to be given out under a new Indiana law that grants diplomas to the parents of children, on track to graduate, who die during their senior year. “I knew he did it, but for everyone to really recognize […]

  • Sheridan neighbors want full treatment for yards flooded with rain and sewage

    SHERIDAN, Ind. – A set of Sheridan neighbors are concerned about a problem left behind by yesterday’s record rainfall. They say there was so much rain on their block of West Fourth Street that sewage overflowed into their yards. “You could see maybe toilet paper, remnants of toilet paper under my deck,” said Fred Fosnight. “Then I went next door, we popped his off and actually saw some waste come out.” Concerned about bacteria left behind, Fosnight immediately reached out […]

  • Social justice organization speaks out after learning of FBI investigation into police-involved shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Community members responded Tuesday after Indianapolis’ police chief confirmed there is an open FBI investigation into the police shooting death of Aaron Bailey. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Chief Bryan Roach said he requested the parallel investigation, the first in IMPD history. He claims the move is meant to help restore trust between the community and IMPD. “We know and we have seen in the past that IMPD protects its own,” said Dominic Dorsey, president of social justice organization […]

  • More caregivers learn about Project Lifesaver in wake of autistic boy’s death

    AVON, Ind. – In the aftermath of Shalom Lawson’s death, Avon’s police and fire departments were flooded with calls and emails about Project Lifesaver. They heavily publicized the tracking device program when the 8-year-old, who was autistic, disappeared while visiting family in Brownsburg. “I think this is the greatest fear you can have as a parent, is having a child get out of your home,” said Shannon Denoon, whose son has Down Syndrome. Denoon is one of more than a […]