Marisela Burgos is thrilled to be living in the Circle City and she is honored to be sharing your stories on FOX 59.

She has been a general assignment reporter at the station since May 2011, updating viewers on breaking news stories as well as issues that impact people across central Indiana. She reported on the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair when the stage collapsed as well as handled various live reports for our sister stations across the country. Marisela was a critical team member of our coverage of the tornadoes in Southern Indiana because of her experience working in Louisville, KY. Marisela was also part of our extended coverage after Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared.

Prior to working at FOX 59, Marisela worked at WAVE 3 News in Louisville, KY. Her enjoyed covering stories at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. She has become a fan of horse racing. While at WAVE 3 News, Marisela’s investigative work was recognized. She was nominated for an AP award for Best Investigative news story.

Marisela began reporting in 2005. She worked at WNCT-TV in Greenville, NC. She enjoyed the people, the beautiful state, and the food. She hopes to visit eastern North Carolina soon.

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Marisela graduated from Florida International University with honors. She is a fluent Spanish speaker. She was born in Puerto Rico. She misses it and visits as often as possible. If you have been to Puerto Rico, share your stories with her. Marisela loves to support our Indiana teams and travel around the state when she is not working. If you have any suggestions of things to do send her a message and do not forget to say “hello” to her, if you see her on a story.

Recent Articles
  • Rumors circulate legendary rock band will perform in the Circle City again

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 18, 2015) – After 21 years, are the Rolling Stones going to play another show in Indianapolis? The rumors intensified when messages were posted on billboards in the Circle City. The messages displayed different lyrics and the word “Thursday”. It is believed there may be a major announcement tomorrow about this. The Rolling Stones have not played in Indianapolis, since August 10, 1994. They played at the RCA Dome. It was not a sold out concert and […]

  • IMPD expected to file charges against teenager in park attack video soon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 16, 2015) – IMPD detectives expect to file charges against a teenager seen on video beating up another teenager. The video was posted on the Internet and across social media sites.  Lt. Richard Riddle with the IMPD Public Information Office said detectives believe the incident at Brookside Park happened Saturday morning. The graphic video shows a 14-year-old girl attacking another girl and then shoving the victim’s 5-year-old brother to the ground. Riddle said the video helped their investigation. […]

  • Lawmakers say they are concerned about powdered alcohol approved by federal government

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 12, 2015) – The federal government approved four flavors of powdered alcohol and it has some Indiana lawmakers concerned. The product is called Palcohol. A person is supposed to add water, shake the product, and within 30 seconds they can have a cocktail. The person behind Palcohol, Mark Phillips, said he came up with the idea because he liked to enjoy a drink after an outdoor activity, but did not like having to carry bottles. Four flavors have […]

  • Dog dies of hypothermia in Muncie; second dog rescued

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 11, 2015) – A dog is recovering at the Muncie Animal Shelter after a utility worker found her in the backyard of a home. Employees of the Muncie Animal Shelter named her Katniss. She was thin and needed immediate attention. A second dog at the home died of hypothermia. “The dog was so frozen it took 3 days for the veterinarian to thaw the dog to perform the autopsy,” Muncie Animal Shelter Director Phil Peckinpaugh said. The Muncie Police […]

  • IMPD arrests man accused of pretending to be a bounty hunter

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 6, 2015) – IMPD detectives arrested a man Friday morning who was posing as a bounty hunter. Alvino Jones was preliminarily charged with burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and impersonation of a public servant. Friday afternoon, detectives went to Jones’ home with a search warrant. They removed items, including laptops, magazines and bullets. According to a source, Jones convinced a group of people […]

  • Five people suspected of Anderson armed robberies

    ANDERSON, Ind. (March 5, 2015) – Anderson detectives are investigating two armed robberies that happened earlier in the week. Authorities said five people will be preliminarily charged in connection with those crimes. The first armed robbery happened Monday around 11:30 p.m. at the Village Pantry along 14th and Main streets. The second robbery happened Tuesday night around the same time at the Village Pantry along Cross Street. Detective Joel Sandefur said both crimes were similar in that a suspect showed […]

  • Kidnapped Indianapolis children safe, under the watch of CPS

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 3, 2015) – Two teenagers, who were believed to have been abducted from their Indianapolis home, have been placed under the custody of Child Protective Services. Authorities said Aaron Blackwell, 16, and Emma Blackwell, 13, will remain with CPS until it has been determined they are not in danger any more. Aaron and Emma Blackwell were abducted, early Monday morning, after detectives said it appeared three men with guns went to their home along North LaSalle Street and […]

  • IMPD denies that detective was taken off of cold case investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2015) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) held a last-minute news conference Friday, stating they wanted to clear up any misconceptions about one of their cold cases. Carmen Van Huss was killed in 1993 inside her Indianapolis apartment. Her family was contacted in 2013 by IMPD Sergeant Bill Carter. Carmen’s brother, Jimmy, said that phone call was the first sign of hope. “The family had some hope because he was successful in solving the Amy […]

  • Nail Salon Safety: Is your salon putting your health, safety at risk?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Hoosiers visit nail salons every day, and some experts remind them to pay close attention to the services being offered and whether the facility you visit is following the rules. The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has four compliance officers who are in charge of inspecting beauty culture salons, which includes nail salons. There are 1,067 businesses with active licenses in Indiana that offer manicures and pedicures. Not only are those specific compliance officers in […]

  • Water main breaks kept Bloomington crews busy during cold snap Monday

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2015) – Crews with the City of Bloomington Utilities responded to a number of water main breaks Monday. The water main breaks happened at the same time and within a 5-to-7-mile radius. Full seal clamps were used to repair them. The breaks occurred in the 1200 block of East 3rd Street, the 1500 block of North Jordan Avenue, and the 2400 block of South Brown Avenue in Bloomington. Besides the three water main breaks, crews repaired a […]