Latest in the search for suspect in Delphi double murder investigation
  • Follow me on:

FOX59’s Russ McQuaid is “old school.”
His career dates back to the Dark Ages of Media when there were no computers or cell phones or Twitter, which is why he said this biography will take more than 154 characters.
His journalistic mantra is that of early 20th century print curmudgeon H.L. Mencken, who said the goal of the reporter is to, “Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
Russ began his career in underground FM radio in the ‘70s at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he performed radio comedy with someday Hollywood superstar Tim Allen. However, Russ turned his back on fame and riches and celebrity so he could report stories of crime, corruption and hope from Indianapolis.
A legendary and famed former local Teamster once said of his journalistic skills, “You’re so good Jimmy Hoffa would’ve tried to bribe you.” Russ deems this high praise indeed.
Russ has one son, who is taller, smarter and better looking, so he considers his personal life a moderate success. His son enjoys making online videos, often making fun of his father. Russ likes to listen to Neil Young REAL LOUD! He once drank margaritas with Dolly and Stella Parton. His heroes are Woodward and Bernstein and Ben Bradley and Sgt. Sammy L. Davis (CMOH) who says, “You don’t lose until you stop trying. Never give up.” Not to be outdone in clever pithy quotes Russ says, “You gotta get up early if you’re gonna save the world,” which is his guiding inspiration to walk G Money the Dog every morning before coming to work to battle Evildoers.
Russ thanks you for watching FOX59 News because your continued viewership keeps him employed.


Recent Articles
  • Renderings of IndyGo Red Line released

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Until now, the proposed controversial IndyGo Red Line has been a concept in search of visualization. There were maps and rough sketches and verbal descriptions, but nothing the trusting public, tax-approving politicians, beleaguered bus riders and staunch opponents could look at to realize what the figurative backbone of Marion County’s 21st century rapid transit solution would look like. Until today. IndyGo has released a fresh set of renderings that vividly portrays how the long-planned, much-disputed more than […]

  • Statistics show jail time is accurate predictor of potential to suffer opioid overdose

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Researchers from the Center for Criminal Justice Research at IUPUI have determined that spending a night in jail can be an accurate predictor of the potential to become victim to a fatal opioid overdose in Indianapolis. “From 2010 to 2015, 33 percent of all people who died from heroin, had heroin in their system, 33 percent of those were in jail in the year prior to their death,” said Dr. Brad Ray who found most arrestees destined for […]

  • Jail time unlikely in local human trafficking case

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Three women pleaded guilty in Marion Superior Court in a human trafficking case that will likely yield no additional jail time, but spare a teenage girl the trauma of facing her victimizers in a trial. Ciera Beauchamp, Brandi Beauchamp and Ashley Breedlove all pleaded guilty to reduced charges for their roles in forcing a 16-year-old to participate in prostitution last summer based out of a south side apartment. The girl, identified by her initials FS, told IMPD that […]

  • Off-duty IMPD officer taken into custody during alcohol-related incident which damaged deputy’s patrol car

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — IMPD Chief Brian Roach has been advised about an alcohol-related incident involving an off-duty officer in downtown Indianapolis this weekend. A sheriff’s deputy reportedly witnessed the officer allegedly attempt to assault a man in the 200 block of South Meridian Street late Friday night and utter a racial slur. Instead, the officer swung and missed and then stumbled and struck his head, according to sources. When the deputy responded and took the officer into custody, the man, […]

  • Off-duty IMPD officer arrested on drunk driving charge

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A veteran IMPD officer is suspended with pay following his arrest on an alcohol-related charge. Lt. Steve King reportedly tested at .255% blood alcohol content, three times above the legal limit to drive, when he was arrested in his personal car at a north side restaurant Wednesday night. IMPD Chief Bryan Roach said he was “disappointed” with the officer’s arrest. “This is a difficult job and some of our officers choose different ways of handling the stress,” […]

  • ‘Somebody has named the right person’ says prosecutor in hunt for Delphi killer

    DELPHI, Ind. — Carroll County Prosecutor Robert Ives told CBS4 the law of averages favors that of the thousands of tips that have poured in and the hundreds of doors police and FBI agents have knocked on in connection with the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German. Investigators say they’ve possibly met the killer or killers, or may have the clue that will wrap up the case. They just don’t know it yet. “I think there’s an excellent chance that […]

  • Trail security sought following double murders of Delphi teens

    DELPHI, Ind. — In warmer months, visitors flock to Delphi and Carroll County to walk the trail system that grew out of its proximity to the famed Wabash and Erie Canal to see plant life, wildlife, eagles and water. “It’s a free activity,” said Julia Leahy, Executive Director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great way to get kids outdoors and then they get away from their electronic devices and really enjoy nature and so it’s a […]

  • Police continue to probe several ‘people of interest’ one month into Delphi murder investigation

    DELPHI, Ind. — Monday marks one month since two young girls were murdered in a wooded area in Carroll County as dozens of state, local and federal investigators slog through a mountain of tips that figuratively stretches from central Indiana to FBI offices in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter told CBS4 News that he thinks the clue to solve the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German is not yet among the more than 13,000 […]

  • Sheriffs seek help from lawmakers for jail overcrowding

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind.– Nine years ago, Hamilton County built an enlarged Juvenile Services Center at the county jail in Noblesville. The center has 76 beds, but judges aren’t locking up teenagers like they used to and Hamilton County has only 15 juvenile offenders in custody right now. Sheriff Mark Bowen has decided to move those kids around and free up bed space in his overcrowded jail for some adults who are in even bigger trouble. “We’ve identified that as an […]

  • Mayor Hogsett stays the course as early 2017 homicide total climbs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– When he raised his right hand to be sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2016, Joe Hogsett proclaimed himself as Indianapolis’ “public safety mayor.” Two months into his second year in charge, Hogsett is presiding over an early 2017 homicide tally that is on a pace to shatter the record years of 2015 and 2016. “You really can’t judge based on any one month,” said Hogsett as he walked along West Washington Street with IMPD Chief Bryan Roach […]