Jillian Deam is a reporter for FOX59 News in Indianapolis. She joined the team in September 2014 and is thrilled to be reporting near her alma mater, Butler University.

Before returning to Indy, Jillian spent three years as an anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate in Champaign, IL. She reported live during a four hour show with the highest ratings in the market. She was nominated as “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in June 2014.

Before that, Jillian spent a year shooting and editing her own stories for the evening shows at the NBC affiliate in Decatur, IL.

Jillian graduated with high departmental honors from Butler University. She spent time organizing several charity events there for the Indiana School for the Blind. Jillian has a lot of Butler pride, loves to dance and loves meeting inspiring people so she can share their stories with you!


Recent Articles
  • CDC: Indiana among 23 states with widespread flu activity; case numbers expected to increase

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the temperatures drop, we hear about flu cases going up, and after a week of holiday travel, officials say it could get worse. Indiana is one of 23 states already listed in the ‘”widespread flu activity” category, according to the Center for Disease Control. With so many people coming into contact with germs at gas pumps and on planes this week, officials expect more states will be added to that list. Updated numbers are expected on […]

  • Wheeler Mission shelters already well over capacity

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Bitter cold days are especially difficult for the city’s homeless population, and one local shelter is already well over capacity. “Were seeing numbers so much earlier this year and we are way beyond capacity at this point,” said Steve Kerr, Chief Development Officer at Wheeler Mission Ministries. Wheeler Mission has 298 permanent beds at their men’s shelter. However, on Tuesday night, they had 400 men at their emergency shelter and an additional 50 men at their overflow center. At […]

  • 104th Indianapolis Auto Show expected to draw thousands

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — If you’re in the market for a new car, or you’re just a car lover in general, the Indianapolis Auto Show could be your next stop. The 104th annual show returns to the Indiana Convention Center on Tuesday and runs through the first of the year. Thousands are expected to attend the event, where 21 auto manufacturers from around the world will show off their 2018 models. About 400 cars will be on display. Other show highlights […]

  • Colts players make positive impact in community with volunteer events every Tuesday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Colts players and staff are busy during football season, but every week they give back to the community with “Colts Community Tuesdays.” Colts reps say there’s no shortage of volunteers for these community events. “Primarily it’s just guys seeing the signup sheet back by the locker room and saying, you know what, this is something I want to do, thing is something I want to be a part of,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Colts Marketing. There are always […]

  • Visitation for New Castle’s police chief Brad Catron scheduled for today

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. – The visitation for New Castle’s police chief Brad Catron is scheduled for today after the 52-year-old law enforcement official passed away unexpectedly on Monday. Catron served on the New Castle Police Department for nearly 29 years. There are still a lot of questions surrounding his death. He started feeling ill while working at a basketball game last Friday. He went to the hospital, and he was released on Sunday. He went back to the hospital on […]

  • Indy criminal homicide count reaches record breaking number once again in 2017

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As police investigate a deadly shooting on Indy’s northeast side, we’ve now hit a record high for criminal homicide numbers in the city this year. The fatal shooting of 50-year-old Albert Ford on Wednesday brought the total to 151 criminal homicides, already beating last year’s record of 150. Officers were called to a home on Newburgh Drive on the northeast side around 5:30 p.m. for a person shot. 
When they got there, they found Ford on the […]

  • Indianapolis International Airport gets passenger feedback for concessions refresh project

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — When fueling up before a flight, some passengers stick with their favorite food chains, while others are looking for some local flavor. “I don’t venture to new cuisines too much,” said Pat Price, who was passing through the Indianapolis airport from Delaware. “When you’re at a new place, you want to see what they have to offer,” said Tim Aldrich, from North Carolina. Getting that feedback is all part of the airport’s Concessions Refresh Project. It’s been 10 years […]

  • Indianapolis Colts and LIDS team up to provide new shoes and hats for hundreds of kids

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts are teaming up with LIDS once again for the 12th annual “Cold feet, Warm Shoes and Hats” event on Tuesday. Together, they’ll surprise about 500 kids with brand new shoes, hats, gloves and socks at Wendell Phillips School 63. The students even get a custom fitting to make sure their shoes fit well. More than 100 volunteers help make the event possible, transforming the school’s gym into a “makeshift store” where the kids can handpick […]

  • New Women’s Center at Community Hospital North aims to help with early detection and more

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sometimes we’re so busy taking care of others, we forget about making time for our own health. That was the concept behind creating a Women’s Center at Community Hospital North. The center houses obstetricians, gynecologists, breast surgeons, a cardiologist and other specialists in one building. Patient Allison Tschour says the set-up and care was key in helping her become a mom. “I had a lifelong dream of having my own child and when I was a teenager I knew that was […]

  • Sixth annual Horseshoe Helpings event to feed 2,000 Hoosier families for Thanksgiving

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Many people are getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast, but for families in need, this can be a stressful time of year. That’s why the Indianapolis Colts and U.S. Foods are teaming up once again, along with Lucas Oil Products, Meijer, and Citizens Energy Group, to host their sixth annual “Horseshoe Helpings” event at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday morning. Colts players, cheerleaders, Blue the mascot and more than 125 volunteers will distribute a  Thanksgiving meal with […]