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
  • 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

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- After several months of debate, the IPS School Board voted Thursday evening to admit Riverside High School and Herron High School as Innovation charter schools. The two facilities are currently independent charter schools. Under the agreement for partnership, the schools will remain operated independently but will gain access to IPS resources. Several parents spoke in favor of the opportunity before the board voted, including Kathy Maher, who has a child that attended Herron. “I have been, at times, a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Muncie bus driver takes action after finding toddler wandering close to road

    MUNCIE, Ind.- A Muncie bus driver who saved a toddler out wandering the streets alone is telling her story. Nikki Knight has only been a bus driver for six months. Last week, she spotted a little boy walking dangerously close to the street, and knew she had to pull her bus over and do something to help. Knight has three kids of her own, so when she spotted the toddler wearing only a dirty diaper along her bus route last week, […]

  • Family hoping arrests help find missing daughter

    MUNCIE, Ind.- There are new developments in the case of a missing Indianapolis woman. Last October, 23-year-old Angie Barlow went missing after leaving a party on the west side of Indianapolis. Her car, a blue Pontiac, was found three weeks later on the east side of the city, but the mystery of what happened to her still remains. The newest development actually has to do with Angie’s grandmother, Sharon Barlow, who realized recently someone had been draining money out of her […]

  • Friends remember 90-year-old woman killed in weekend hit-and-run crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There is new information about the man who police say ran over a 90-year-old woman Saturday night and then fled the scene. The accident happened near 24th Street and Illinois Street. That woman later died, and now authorities say their search for that hit-and-run driver ended Sunday morning, when 47-year-old Maurice Webster turned himself into police. The woman who died was identified as Marion Jones, who was well-liked by all her neighbors and friends. They say the […]

  • After shooting of Warren Central students, leaders search for answers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-Indianapolis police hope they are one step closer to finding whoever shot three Warren Central High School students last weekend, including a standout football player. Authorities have released new surveillance images of two persons of interest who investigators say were seen running away from a strip center where the shooting happened. 17-year-old Angel Mejia-Alfaro was killed, while 18-year-old football player Dijon Anderson was critically injured, along with 19-year-old Darius Moore, who was injured, too. “My heart dropped, I didn’t […]

  • Indy father gets ticket for hitting goose with plastic bat, says he was protecting son

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- A local dad is crying “fowl” after he says he got a ticket for protecting his son from an aggressive goose. But county law enforcement says he went too far. James McDaniel says he did what any parent would do if an aggressive animal was attacking their child. He admits to hitting a Canada goose with a plastic Wiffle ball bat after he says the bird started chasing his 4-year-old son, Ethan. “A goose actually came from the […]

  • Marian University graduates first-ever medical students

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- For the first time in more than a century, an Indiana school that isn’t Indiana University has graduated students from its medical college. Marian University started its medical school four years ago, and on Sunday members of its first graduating class got their diplomas. School officials say this was ten years in the making. That’s when they first started looking at opening a medical school back in 2007. The college officially opened in 2013. “We were doing something […]