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
  • Looking for a deal on Colts tickets? Now’s the time to buy, experts say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — If you want to see the Indianapolis Colts play in person, now is the time to do it. After their dismal performance last weekend, coupled with an injured Andrew Luck, there are a lot of tickets floating around the secondary market and they are pretty cheap. “Prices obviously are down quite a bit,” said Mike Peduto, president of Circle City Tickets. But despite last week’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Peduto says some fans are […]

  • Task Force One prepping for Irma deployment

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana’s Task Force One is heading out to provide relief ahead of Hurricane Irma, less than 24 hours after some of their team members got back from duty in Texas. Some members of the task force deployed Wednesday afternoon and there’s a chance that more could be following. The hazmat team is heading down to an Air Force base in Alabama where they’ll stage until Irma hits. At that point, they will have a better idea which […]

  • 12-year-old boy shot during apparent east side drive-by urges end to violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 12-year-old boy is recovering after getting shot on Indy’s east side Saturday night, and this isn’t the first time his family has been affected by gun violence. “I’m feeling a little bit better,” said shooting victim Joshua Gilbert. “I’m lucky it’s in my leg and not my upper body, or it could have been worse.” Steven Gilbert, Joshua’s dad, was there when he heard gunshots outside his sister’s home on East 37th Street. “I had to […]

  • FBI helping in search for local woman’s killer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- There is now new information about the murder of Jessie Whitehouse, as CBS4 has learned the FBI is assisting with the search for her killer. The 30-year-old woman was found dead inside her near-north side home last November. Since then, IMPD has been working to find her killer, but no arrest has been made. Her step-father, Virgil Vandagriff, a retired Marion County Sheriff’s Office homicide detective and private investigator, is now working the case on his own. Jessie’s […]

  • Lebanon family says pigeon coop to blame for child’s illness

    LEBANON, Ind.- Is a pigeon coop with more than a hundred birds inside responsible for a local child’s serious illness? A Lebanon family believes that’s the case, and  their little boy is now at Riley Hospital fighting a severe infection, which experts say can come from exposure to bird droppings. Six-year-old Preston Reagan got sick last week and his family said he remains in serious condition, despite making improvements. “Right now they’re trying to get him to urinate, because his kidneys […]

  • Indiana Task Force One deploys to Texas disaster zone

    INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Task Force One team members have been on standby since early last week. Sunday night their relief caravan pulled out, headed to the disaster zone. Fourteen Hoosiers are ready to respond along with boats and medical supplies. When the orders to move come in, the responders from Indiana’s Task Force One are ready, gearing up to face Harvey’s historic devastation. As Sunday’s rains continued to fall in Texas, Federal officials made the call that specialized water rescue teams were […]

  • Monument Circle parking ban irks motorcycle riders

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Just one night before thousands of motorcycles roll into Indianapolis for the annual “Motorcycles on Meridian” event, some riders who live there say they are getting a raw deal from the city when it comes to parking downtown. On August 16, the city began enforcing a no parking ordinance on Monument Circle from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. every day, forcing riders out of a popular meeting spot. “It’s frustrating, it’s upsetting,” said Krystal Lewis, “we don’t cause trouble.” […]

  • Fishers man turns passion for gaming into booming business at Gen Con

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Starting Thursday, more than 60,000 fantasy-gaming enthusiasts will converge on the Indiana Convention Center. Gen Con is back in town for the 15th year in a row. Now, one local business owner is turning his passion for gaming into a booming business at the gaming convention. Tom Anders is from Fishers and opened his business, Impact Miniatures, thirteen years ago. For the past eleven years, he’s been selling his products at conventions, including Gen Con, along with […]

  • Indianapolis’s 2018 budget adds money for police and roads

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- We are getting our first look at Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s (D) 2018 city budget proposal, which his office says will be the first “structurally balanced” budget in ten years. The plan is being billed as the infrastructure and public safety budget, highlighting two of the biggest portions of this proposal. “What we’re proposing tonight isn’t just the first structurally balanced budget we’ve seen in about a decade, but it also makes significant investments in roads, sidewalks, storm […]

  • Martinsville schools facing bus issues to start school year

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind.- There are continuing transportation frustrations in Martinsville for parents and bus drivers. In fact, some tell us this week was the worst start to a school year they’ve seen. This is the latest school district to have transportation problems as the school year begins. Some say students have been riding on buses for hours and some drivers say the situation is unsafe. “They can’t get the bus routes down and we still have students who have no buses,” said […]