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
  • MADD, Colts and Uber partner for candlelight vigil for recent drunk driving victims

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Colts and Uber partner to issue a call to end impaired driving, in honor of Indianapolis’ most recent victims. Family and friends gathered for a vigil to remember colts player Edwin Jackson, his Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe and another Uber driver Blair Edmonds. All three were killed February 4th in early morning crashes that police say were caused by drivers under the influence. “You don’t ever think it’s going to happen to […]

  • Libby German’s mother holds ‘Light the Night for Libby’ vigil

    DELPHI, Ind. –They gathered to celebrate the life of Libby German. One year ago, Libby’s body along with the body of 13-year-old Abby Williams was found near a trail in Delphi. Libby’s mom Carrie Timmons says she didn’t want to be swamped by sadness today. “This isn’t really about the case,” said Timmons. “This is about the girls, about Libby. This is a happy thing.” Instead she chose to hold an event honoring Libby with glow sticks something Timmons says […]

  • Attorney General files complaint against administrator of closed Speedway assisted living facility

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The office of the Indiana Attorney General says their job is to protect people, especially vulnerable populations. That’s why they say they’re going after a woman accused of putting health, safety and even lives at risk by violating the rules of her license. Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office alleges Cynthia Jones’ actions led to years of significant health and safety issues at Roland Retirement Club, an assisted living facility in Speedway. “Every day or every other day […]

  • Second time’s the charm? Fans react to Colts’ new head coach pick

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts have hired a new head coach. For real this time. Many fans at Trader’s Mill Grill and Bar on Indy’s northwest side say the hiring of Frank Reich already has them more pumped to watch the team next season than they were last season. “You know you get some consistency and somebody who wants to build a team,” said fan David Reed. “And he wants to be here. That’s what I care about.” Reed isn’t […]

  • Community stepping up to help Carmel couple battling different rare diseases

    CARMEL, Ind. — Elizabeth Quinby is battling a rare blood cancer, a similar disease to the one that killed her father. Unable to work and denied disability benefits, Elizabeth feels more than “down on her luck.” And that was before life got even harder over the last month. Now, she’s taken on new fights as her husband faces challenges too. With Elizabeth growing weaker from her cancer, she had to quit working. For years, her husband Scott picked up the slack […]

  • Council approves $55 million for justice campus construction, indicates approval for final $500 million

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the money approved, initial construction work can soon begin on Indy’s new justice campus. The proposal passed unanimously, despite an even split among Marion County residents who testified. Dozens crowded in to the council chamber, both for and against the jail. Nearly every supporter came from the Twin Aire neighborhood where the jail will be built. They argued building the justice campus will help revitalize their neighborhood by providing and attracting jobs. “It’s not going to […]

  • Battle brewing over opposing payday lending bills in statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — For the first time, all four major veterans organizations in Indiana are standing together to battle a bill. They’re joining hundreds of community leaders and organizations opposing payday loan expansion. “They are right in front of everyone’s face, they’re on every street corner and they market aggressively to low-income families,” said Erin Macey, a policy analyst for the Institute for Working Families. At last count, there were more payday loan locations in Indiana than the number of […]

  • Red Line construction delay continues as federal funding remains in Washington

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With funding still up in the air, IndyGo officials say they still don’t know when they’ll start construction on the Red Line. IndyGo’s own advertising promised neighbors the first of nine meetings would provide “construction timeline and traffic detour updates”. But people who have been following the proposed rapid transit route closely felt let down. “This being a major update about construction doesn’t really tell us very much that’s new,” said Lee Lange, a College Avenue business […]

  • Local veterans, designer help push for national Desert Storm war memorial

    KOKOMO, Ind. – A group of veterans is trying to build support for a National Desert Storm War Memorial. Tuesday, marked the 27th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, the combat phase of the Gulf War following Operation Desert Shield. Many veterans of the war believe the short war is a blip on Americans’ radars. “We got in and we got out,” said Kent Shively, the vice chair of design for the National Desert Storm War Memorial board. “That allows people to think, […]

  • Good Samaritan, first responder discuss electrocution risk after deadly crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A witness to a deadly crash on Indianapolis’ southside Saturday night says she’s now realizing how much danger she was in trying to help the victim. Smith says she was right behind a speeding driver, when the woman slid,  hit a curb, then flipped into a utility pole. “I was coming to pull out on Stop 11 and it was flying, probably 60 or 70 miles per hour and I was thinking, ‘Oh my gosh!’” said Christy […]