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
  • Boone County requests state seek death penalty for Zachariah Wright murder case

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – Zachariah Wright is charged with killing a 73-year-old man and trying to rape and set fire to his wife. His trial was originally set for December, but now the Boone County Prosecutor, Todd Meyer, has decided to pursue the death penalty. “Death penalty cases in Indiana right now are quite rare,” said Jack Crawford, a defense attorney  and former Lake County prosecutor who’s tried 17 death penalty cases. The reason, in part, he says, is that […]

  • Problem Solvers Update: Increasing 911 location failure rate from wireless providers

    INDIANA – It’s a life or death problem. Lately, it’s gotten worse. That was the message about 911 location accuracy delivered to FCC Chairman Arjit Pai during his visit to the Hamilton County 911 Center Tuesday. In February, CBS4 uncovered how wireless carriers struggle to accurately pinpoint 911 callers. They’re aiming to meet FCC standards for improvements, but results vary widely from location to location. In August, CBS4 took a look at a third-party company, Rapid SOS, working with the […]

  • FCC chair meets with Indiana 911 officials about new tech, current challenges

    INDIANA — Soon, calling and texting won’t be your only ways Hoosiers get information to dispatchers during an emergency. Knowing people can’t always call, the state 911 board has already made it so that people in Indiana can text to 911 in all 92 counties. NexGen911 is supposed to let those in need also send pictures, video and even audio clips. Today, along with representative Susan Brooks, the FCC chairman stopped at Hamilton County’s communications center as part of his […]

  • Carmel cafe targeting construction-weary customers with ‘Deals for Detours’

    CARMEL, Ind. – One business owner is hoping to deal with detours impacting her business, with deals. Yet again, Shelley Jordan is dealing with major construction just south of her business on Rangeline Road. There’s also road work happening on other roads around the Blu Moon Café. “I think any time people see construction signs, it kind of says, ‘Go away,’” says Brendon Buckley, one of Blu Moon’s loyal customers. There are at least eight major road projects going on […]

  • No changes to sheriff budget yet, despite changes to inmate transportation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – No changes will be made to Sheriff John Layton’s budget yet, despite calls from some city officials to do so. The sheriff announced a month ago that his deputies would no longer transport arrestees to the jail because of funding issues, starting in September. After negotiations with city officials and the police department, he agreed to continue taking inmates to the jail until January 1, 2018. Because he won’t be doing a function his department has always […]

  • Proposed Red Line left-turn restrictions now public

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  Once the Red Line public transit system is operational, drivers won’t be able to freely make left turns on stretches of two main thoroughfares. The City-County Council Public Works Committee voted Tuesday night to send a proposal to the full council, that would limit left turns and parking on Meridian and College. “With better, reliable transit service, there are some tradeoffs,” said Bryan Luellen. Those tradeoffs include increased traffic, parking restrictions, loss of parking and a major […]

  • MCCSC now working with Auxilio to fix expired plates issue

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Monroe County Community School Corporation is working with its bus contractor to resolve a new issue. Since school started, corporation officials say the company they hired to help solve their bus driver shortage hasn’t held up its end of the bargain. Late or missing buses and drivers kicked off a firestorm of angry parents, students and community members. Now, those same people are floored to hear the district is having to work with Auxilio to make […]

  • Criminal motorcycle clubhouse to become neighborhood park

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The former stomping grounds for the Outlaw Motorcycle Club is now being used to help lift up an Indianapolis neighborhood. “Parks are one of the first community revitalization tools that we use as a city,” said Linda Broadfoot, the director of Indy Parks. The federal government seized it after charging numerous members of the outlaw motorcycle club for various illegal activities. Now local government has unveiled its plans to put in playcubes and quad pods, plus more […]

  • Canadian media reporting Carmel already bought carousel prompts residents, city to respond

    CARMEL, Ind. — The “Carouselgate” controversy has some Carmel residents spinning again. Many residents are already opposed to the city spending $5 million of a $75 million bond on buying and setting up an antique carousel. Now that same group is worried the deal was effectively sold behind closed doors, before public discussion started. “There’s now been a couple articles out of Toronto, that say that it is a done deal,” said Tim Hannon, the creator of the petition aimed at […]

  • Bloomington police investigating possible serial flasher after man chases women, exposes himself

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Police are investigating whether a man accused of chasing young women while exposing himself in Bloomington is the same suspect accused of flashing on the Monon Trail. A BPD sergeant says 38-year-old Brandon Whitacre is out of jail just a day after they arrested him for public nudity. Back in February, Indianapolis police arrested a 38-year-old Brandon Whitacre for public nudity and public indecency with prior convictions after flashing women on the Monon Trail. After CBS4 called […]