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!!

Recent Articles
  • Mom wants answers after child breaks elbow at IPS elementary school

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis mom wants answers after she says her son suffered a serious injury while at school, but was never notified by school officials. The 10-year-old child apparently broke his elbow early in the day, but despite complaining about the pain and swelling to teachers, this mom tells us she didn’t find out until he got home from school. Amber is the mom’s name but she has requested that we do not use her last name nor identify […]

  • Exclusive look at charity flight honoring Indiana veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Indianapolis organization is giving veterans the thanks that many of them never received when they returned home from war. Indy Honor Flight takes retired service members on a trip to Washington D.C. to experience the monuments that honor their courage and bravery. Recently, CBS4 News was invited to join Indy Honor Flight for an exclusive look at the program. In all, 178 Indiana veterans flew out to the nation’s capital last Saturday for a full day […]

  • Ryan White’s letters to go on display

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Next week will mark 27 years since Ryan White died. The teenager from Kokomo, who suffered from hemophilia, gained international attention when he contracted the AIDS virus from a contaminated blood transfusion. Now a new project between Ryan’s mother, Jeanne White Ginder,  and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, will give people a unique look at the battle Ryan fought against his illness. When White was diagnosed with AIDS, he was ostracized by much the community in Kokomo. It finally […]

  • Marsh tries to stay afloat in changing grocery market

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — If you buy your groceries at several area Marsh stores, you’re going to have to find a new place to shop. The Indiana grocery store giant announced it’s closing even more of its stores, following the closure of several others this year. Pretty soon shoppers at the marsh in Nora will be getting their groceries elsewhere. The store will close up shop on April 8, joining a handful of others, like the one at 53rd Street and […]

  • IMPD continues search for new officers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks. The department is making a last-minute push to get the best and the brightest to serve and protect the city of Indianapolis, but there are challenges it faces to do that. As it looks to hire new cops, IMPD is hoping a digital connection could help. Facebook live is just one way the department is trying to attract potential recruits. “I […]

  • Anderson police officer decides to go under the knife to help Vietnam veteran in need of a kidney

    ANDERSON, Ind.– Police officers are used to helping strangers, but the help they give usually isn’t as serious as an organ transplant. Last summer, Anderson Police Department Lieutenant John Branson struck up a conversation with Vietnam veteran Edgar Roberts at a restaurant. “I walked through a Cracker Barrel and I’d seen a gentleman sitting by himself, who had a Vietnam marine hat on,” said Branson. The two shared a meal and talked about Branson’s son, who was about to graduate […]

  • Woman who lost car in Primanti Brothers crash speaks out

    AVON, Ind.- Police are still trying to figure out what caused a bizarre accident outside a brand new Primanti Brothers restaurant Saturday night in Avon. Ten vehicles were damaged after a speeding car flew off the road and careened into the restaurant’s parking lot. Avon resident Leah Flowers was inside the restaurant when the crash happened. All the waitress had to tell her was that there’d been an accident in the parking lot, and Flowers knew immediately what was to […]

  • Police hope radio ads bring in Delphi tips

    DELPHI, Ind.- The town of Delphi continues to mourn the loss of 13-year-old Abby Williams and her friend, 14-year-old Libby German. The two girls were found murdered nearly two weeks ago, and yet another day has passed with no arrest in the case. On Saturday, the FBI got a lead that was promising enough for agents to search a home in Peru, Indiana, but the agency tells later determined the home was not connected in any way to the case. Meanwhile, […]

  • Teens urged to use technology safely following Delphi murders

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The best leads authorities have come from Liberty German’s cell phone: a suspect’s picture and an audio clip. Wednesday morning, authorities called her a “hero” for having the presence of mind to record what was happening in her final moments. And while it may be disturbing, technology like that may be what leads to a break in the case. Bottom line, experts say young people need to be aware of their surroundings and trust their guts. Again, police […]

  • New charges in death of woman dragged by car

    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Last month, 25-year-old Jordan King died after being dragged almost 100 feet by a car, allegedly by the man she went to buy heroin from. But in the days following her death, her family worried that suspect might not be held directly responsible for her death. “We just wanted to make sure our daughter had the right kind of justice,” said Jordan’s mother, Lisa King. Jordan was found on the side of Martin Luther King Jr. Street on […]