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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
  • Community honors Greenfield Firefighter who died in the line of duty

    GREENFIELD, Ind. — The community is saying goodbye to a Hoosier hero who died in the line of duty. Lt. Scott A. Compton, 55, died Saturday just hours after battling a large fire at Mueller Auto Body on Friday night. Officials say the 17-year-verteran spent several hours at the scene before going home, and that he returned to the scene to help crews clean-up. “He was always there to make sure everybody was taken care of, really, before himself. Not only at […]

  • Volunteers come together for 13th annual “Trees for Troops” event

    THORNTOWN, Ind. — Volunteers are coming together to spread some holiday cheer to service members and their families though the 13th annual “Trees for Troops” event. Fed Ex Corporation and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation teamed up once again to kick off this year’s event at Dull’s Tree Farm in Thowntown. Locally, about 250 trees were donated by members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association. Organizers say those trees will be sent to service members stationed in Afghanistan, Guam and […]

  • Life After Colts: Gary Brackett’s transition to CEO, philanthropist, author and soccer dad

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — This Colts’ season, we’re taking a look at some of the former players who still call Indiana home today. We’re highlighting their transition from a player to a pillar in our community in our “Life After Colts” series. CBS4’s Jillian Deam sat down former linebacker Gary Brackett, who’s known as a successful entrepreneur with a both a growing business and nonprofit. For more on Brackett’s Impact Foundation, click here For more information on Brackett’s restaurants, click here  

  • Local artist creates design for national campaign to stop puppy mills

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Animal rights activists say more animals, especially dogs, are bought as gifts this time of year, but many of them come from “puppy mills.” This year, Pincause teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States and a local artist for national campaign to put a stop to puppy mills, raising money and awareness selling “Adopt Don’t Shop” pins. “I think it’s important for people to know, especially going into the holiday season, that if you’re […]

  • Blue Friday: ‘Man Cave’ turned ‘Colts Cave’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday and we know some of you have the perfect spot to watch the game at home. One example:  A super fan known as “Cloney Dungy” transformed his basement and built a mini Lucas Oil Stadium. Click here to see more. But he’s not the only one in town with a great “Man Cave” for game day. Jillian Deam joined “Cloney Dungy” to check out some of the best […]

  • IKEA hires local seamstress

    FISHERS, Ind. — If you’ve been to the new IKEA store, you know the Swedish company carriers thousands of items. However, you may not realize some work inside the large store was done by a local seamstress. Jamie Lee Bushong is known for her bridal and pageant gowns. “I just love creating gowns and anything I can add sparkle to,” Bushong said. That sparkle and creative style is reflected in Bushong’s Greenwood store, which she just opened this year. “It’s […]

  • Life After Colts: Marlin Jackson’s mission to pay it forward

    With the Colts’ season underway, we’re taking a look at some of the former players who still call Indiana home today. We’re highlighting their transition from a player to a pillar in our community in our “Life After Colts” series. CBS4’s Jillian Deam sat down with retired cornerback Marlin Jackson, who’s known for “the catch” that helped seal the deal in sending the Colts to the Super Bowl in 2007. For more information on Marlin’s non profit, Flight for Life […]

  • Seventh annual “Million Meal Marathon” aims to help feed Hoosier families

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts are teaming-up with UPS and the Million Meal Movement to help feed Hoosier families during the seventh annual “Million Meal Marathon” at Lucas Oil stadium. Organizers say the need locally is significant, with more than 15% of Hoosier households struggling with food insecurity. On Tuesday, more than 3,000 people are planning to come together and pack one million meals in just one day. Organizers say the meals contain vitamins, minerals, dried vegetables, soy protein and […]

  • Tourism drop could mean fewer jobs for people affected by hurricanes

    Clean-up and re-building efforts continue following last month’s three major hurricanes. Now, experts say some of the people affected will be dealing with another issue: A drop in tourism. The peak holiday season in the Caribbean is right around the corner, running from December to May. But it isn’t just about the people who want to take a vacation — those who live in the affected regions say it’s an important topic because visitors will be able to help in […]

  • Holiday hiring ramps up; some companies add more jobs while others add fewer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The holiday hiring season is full swing already and while some retailers are announcing plans to add thousands of temporary jobs, others won’t be hiring as many new workers. With more people shopping online, UPS plans to add about 95,000 seasonal jobs and FedEx plans to hire 50,000 extra workers. Locally, FedEx representatives say 2,000 positions will be open. “We’re definitely seeing a surge in e-commerce, and I think as a cooperation we position ourselves well to […]