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As an Indianapolis native, there are fewer people better-suited to report on this great city than Trevor Shirley. He was born in Chicago, but grew up on Indy’s north side; graduating from North Central High School as a proud Panther and then from Indiana University in Bloomington with a journalism degree in hand. Having reported and anchored the news in South Bend, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, Trevor is happy to be back home, sharing great stories and digging for the truth all across Central Indiana.
As a reporter, Trevor has covered many high-profile national news stories, including hurricanes and tropical storms, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign across Florida, and the dramatic arrival and treatment of Ebola patients in Atlanta. He also reported live from the Ferguson riots in Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014 and from Chattanooga, Tennessee, after six military members were murdered by an ISIS-inspired attacker in 2015.
When not at work, Trevor enjoys traveling, reading and checking out new bars and restaurants. He also likes to stay active outside and has never been to a beach he didn’t love (as a warm weather guy, re-adjusting to the Indiana winter has been the only downside of coming back to the Midwest!). Trevor also enjoys scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.
Trevor is always looking for a great story to tell or a problem to solve. Feel free to send him an email at or a tweet @trevor_reports. And be sure to say hello if you see him out and about Indianapolis!!

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  • Indianapolis religious leader calls for ‘transparency’ in officer-involved shooting investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The investigation into an officer-involved shooting by IMPD continues as more is coming to light about the man who died, 45-year-old Aaron Bailey. According to IMPD, Bailey was shot and killed after leading officers on a chase that ended with a crash near 23rd and Aqueduct around 2 a.m. Thursday. Bailey was unarmed and the two officers involved are on administrative leave, while administrative and criminal investigations are underway. Now a local religious leader who knew Bailey […]

  • State lawmaker responds to accusations of sexual assault ‘victim-blaming’

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  • Police: 14-year-old arrested after allegedly shooting Anderson boy with BB gun

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  • Opponents of Indianapolis billboard say it degrades Muslim prophet Muhammad

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A billboard on the east side of Indianapolis is catching the eyes of drivers, along with the ire of local Muslim groups. You can spot the sign from the southbound lanes of I-465 near the Washington Street exit. It claims to list the “perfect man,” but opponents say it degrades the Muslim prophet Muhammad. “I was a little disappointed when I saw that,” said Farial Khatri of the Islamic Society of North America. Opponents say the billboard’s bullet […]

  • Officials in Hancock County say program to help inmates break heroin addiction shows promise

    GREENFIELD, Ind.- Hancock County says a program to get inmates off heroin is making headway. Late last year, they started offering inmates Vivitrol—a drug used to keep opioid addicts from craving the narcotic. Now county officials say the results are promising when it comes to keeping people off drugs and out of jail. Officials are quick to admit that this is not a fix-all, silver bullet, but so far the results are promising. “It’s one thing maybe we can do […]

  • Search for downtown sex assault suspect continues

    UPDATE: IMPD said Anthony Jones was taken into custody around 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 28. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The hunt continues for a man police say raped one woman and assaulted another earlier this week downtown. Anthony Jones, 25, is the person authorities are trying to find as Indianapolis gears up for its busiest weekend of the year. Authorities say the attacks happened in and around a parking garage near East and Market Streets downtown. “[Jones’] charges range from rape […]

  • Indianapolis Public Schools to absorb high-performing charter schools

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  • New calls to end youth violence after Warren Central student’s death

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Community leaders in Indianapolis are calling for more action to curb youth violence following the death of a Warren Central High School senior. Football star Dijon Anderson died Tuesday following a shooting on May 6 that also claimed the life of Angel Mejia-Alfaro and injured one other. “[I feel] saddened, and disheartened, and angry,” said Rev. Charles Ellis, who works the Indy Ten Point Coalition. “I want to keep those emotions, because we don’t ever want to […]

  • Robbery of IndyCar drivers highlights city’s teen violence problem

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two well-known race car drivers are safe after being robbed at gunpoint by two teens late Sunday night on the city’s west side. Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, along with Scott’s wife, Emma Davies Dixon, were sitting in the drive thru lane of a Taco Bell when the incident happened. Now it’s prompting questions about youth violence in Indianapolis. While neither Dixon nor Franchitti said anything Monday about the hold up, Dixon’s Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan had […]