Tricia Harte is a reporter for FOX59 News. She joined the news team in October 2016, continuing her work in the Hoosier state.

Before moving to Indy, Tricia worked as a reporter and anchor at the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Indiana for more than three years. While shooting, writing and editing her own work, Tricia won the Indiana Associated Press’s “Best Reporter” award in 2015, and “Outstanding Feature” in 2014.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in political science and television. During her senior year she started working part time at the NBC affiliate writing web stories and shooting spot news. She started on-air immediately after graduation and loved the opportunity to stay so close to her alma mater to cheer on the Fighting Irish!

Tricia hails from the Garden State and will always be a Jersey Girl at heart. She loves to cook, run and watch crime shows on television. She’s excited to start covering the stories that matter to you in Indianapolis.

Recent Articles
  • IMPD says ‘uncertainty’ surrounding 2 deaths Sunday slowing identification of bodies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Investigators say uncertainty is bogging down the investigation into two bodies found Sunday in Indianapolis. The first was found on the west side early Sunday morning, and the second was discovered several hours later on the far south side. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department can’t determine if the deaths were homicides or accidents due to the “uncertainty of what is presented to investigators.” Right now, IMPD says it has only “generic portions” of information to go on. Officers […]

  • Flora fatal house fire still unsolved one year after 4 sisters died

    FLORA, Ind.—One year after a fire claimed the lives of four young sisters in Flora, the community still has few answers about what happened and who did it. Investigators called the fire at 103 E. Columbia Street, an arson. Police said they looked a people of interest but never took anyone into custody. Twelve months later, no suspect has been named and family of the girls questions what progress has been made. A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Tuesday night […]

  • Police: Off-duty officer accidentally shoots himself in leg

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An off-duty Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after police say he shot himself in the calf. The officer was working security at the time of the shooting in Broad Ripple Village. Police say they received a radio call from the off-duty officer at around 3 a.m., reporting that he accidentally discharged his firearm inside his personal vehicle and needed medical assistance. It happened while he was cleaning his weapon, police […]

  • Police warn shoppers against package theft during holiday shopping season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Americans are expected to spend more than $100 billion shopping online during the 2017 holiday season; that’s more than a 13-percent increase over 2016. The biggest shopping weekend of the year is fast approaching, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates 69-percent of Americans are planning to shop, or consider shopping, during Thanksgiving weekend into Cyber Monday. But shoppers may want to think twice before clicking “ship” and sending online deliveries straight home. Each year, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. […]

  • High School marching bands vying for Bands of America Grand National Championship

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—More than 25,000 spectators and musicians are in Indianapolis this weekend for the Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships. Some describe it as the pinnacle of high school scholastic marching band competitions, with teams from across the country, as far as Hawaii, vying for the top title. Preliminary competition begins Thursday morning will whittle 100 down teams to just a few dozen competing in Saturday’s semi-finals. The 12 finalists will be selected Saturday night and compete […]

  • Severe weather destroys Jay County family’s home as they watch from ditch

    JAY COUNTY, Ind. – People in Jay and Blackford counties are cleaning up Monday after storm storms swept through the area Sunday. Jay County Schools and Blackford County Schools are canceled for the day. The Jay County Courthouse is closed, but the Jay County Sheriff’s Office said it will reopen at noon “if the power is restored.” The damage included a single-family home west of Portland. The storm blew the home across the street—its steel frame was lying in a […]

  • Prison inmates training service dogs behind bars

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Inside several central Indiana prisons, a unique program uses inmates to train service dogs for people with disabilities. Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN), a nonprofit, started the service dog training program more than a decade ago. Dogs rotate between prisons based on the level of training of their inmate handlers. Puppies typically start at the facilities with the shortest sentences and the least trained offenders. Right now, young pups start at one of the Pendleton’s Men’s Prisons and stay […]

  • Service dog luna

    Service dog owners say ‘fake’ service animals cause real problems

    FRANKLIN, Ind.— It is becoming increasingly common to see animals in businesses. They may even be wearing a vest or collar that says “service dog.” But CBS4 talked to service dog owners who say they their own dogs’ legitimacy is threatened by a rise in fakes. “When someone fakes a service dog we’re harassed, we’re accused, and sometimes we’re even kicked out of stores when our dogs are perfectly well behaved,” said Kayli Selburg. Unruly behavior can leave a bad […]

  • Indiana emergency response team discusses busy hurricane season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Three hurricanes later, members of Indiana Task Force One sat down with FOX59 to talk about multiple deployments to back-to-back storms. “Every incident was its own animal and not really comparable to one another,” explained Captain Michael Pruitt, public information officer for INTF-1, “when we look back at how the teams were deployed, they were deployed differently to each.” Pruitt traveled to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, serving as communications officer for the teams. Three storms, three disaster […]

  • Hoosier task force returns after Hurricane Maria deployment

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Indiana Task Force One (INTF-1) returned from Puerto Rico early Friday morning, and for some members, it was their third deployment this storm season. “Wow…you know we saw a lot, we did a lot,” said Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief and INTF-1 one member, Tom Neal. Starting at the end of August, INTF-1 deployed to Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey cleanup, they then re-deployed to Florida after Hurricane Irma, and some were deployed again in the wake of […]