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
  • Horseshoes of Hope: Enhancing lives with equine therapy

    CAMBY, Ind. — April is National Autism Awareness Month and the latest numbers from CDC show about 1 in 68 kids have autism. Here in central Indiana, some of those kids are benefiting from therapy, but it’s not the type of treatment you may think. Horseshoes of Hope is a nonprofit in Camby that uses horse therapy to enhance the lives of anyone who has a disability, chronic illness or any other condition. When it comes helping people with autism, some families […]

  • Officials share a warning during Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Officials are reminding drivers to be careful in construction areas during National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that about 85% of deadly work zone crashes involve the driver or passenger in the car, as opposed to a worker on the road. On Monday, a man from Fishers was killed in a crash in a construction area. Police say he rear-ended an empty semi tanker on southbound I-69 near Pendleton. Officers say the semi […]

  • Record setting number of stores expected to close; some local development leaders find ways to help businesses

    A record setting 11,000 U.S. stores could shut their doors this year, according to the brokerage firm, Cushman & Wakefield. One reason for the market shift: Online shopping, of course. “On a national scale, we seem to be looking at this trend where about 20% of malls in any given state are either consolidating or closing, and that’s a year over year number, which when you think about it, is staggering,” said Jeff Holzmann, Managing Director at “iintoo,” a global […]

  • Large crowd expected as Indianapolis bail bondsman is laid to rest

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A large crowd is expected, as a murdered bail bondsman is laid to rest. The visitation for Byron Frierson runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday night at Manual high school. His funeral will be Saturday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m.  Frierson’s loved ones describe him as a kind man who would’ve done anything for you. Frierson, who […]

  • Lawmakers to discuss bill that calls for BSU takeover of Munice schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lawmakers are discussing bill that would give Ball State University control over Muncie Community Schools.  They’ll meet during a conference committee at the Indiana Statehouse on Monday at 11 a.m. MCS is facing a multi-million dollar deficit. Just last year, lawmakers passed a bill designating MCS as a distressed school district. An emergency manager was put in place and has had full control of the school system. House Bill 1315 includes an amendment that gives the Ball […]

  • Two Indy natives will serve the National Space Council

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two Hoosiers will help shape the future of space exploration, serving as members of the new Users Advisory Group for the National Space Council. David Wolf, a decorated NASA astronaut, and Fred Klipsch, a businessman and philanthropist, both grew up in Indianapolis and later graduated from Purdue University. Now, they’ll both be part of an advisory group in a partnership with NASA. Their goal: Molding our country’s future space policy. The original space council was disbanded more than […]

  • IPS to host series of community meetings about new transportation plans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Public Schools will host a series of community meetings starting Monday to address concerns about the district’s new transportation model. The change comes as students start the new “All-Choice” high school model in the fall. IPS announced plans to close three of their high schools, leaving four high schools total for the new model. Students can pick a school, based on an education specialty, no matter where it’s located.
 That means bus routes are going to […]

  • Senate to vote on Sunday alcohol sales, which could start as early as March

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hoosiers may be able to buy alcohol on Sundays, as early as the beginning of March, if a Senate vote goes as expected on Thursday. Just this week, the House voted 82-10 in favor of  Senate Bill 1. The Senate will vote on it next, but the proposal is expected to pass since the Senate already passed their own version of the measure. The Senate will need to concur with changes to the bill though, including making […]

  • City-County Council anticipating vote Monday to oust council president

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — City-County councilors say they expect to take up a vote Monday night to oust president Stephen Clay, even though Clay did not include that motion on the agenda. Council members tell CBS4, they’re still planning to vote on removing Clay, who has only been in office since Jan. 8. TOMORROW: Dems look to remove Stephen Clay from council president post, lining up behind Vop Osili instead. Clay left the motion to remove him off the agenda, but […]

  • Behind the Scenes: Hoosier Lottery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s safe to say, everyone wishes they could win the lottery. It’s also safe to say your chances of winning big are pretty slim. When it comes to preparing the games for the Hoosier Lottery though, their staff doesn’t rely on chance. The process is anything but a game for their security team! Jillian Deam is continuing our “Behind the Scenes” series with a look at the Hoosier Lottery.