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
  • Hogsett lays out aggressive plan to fix potholes during State of the City address

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) is laying out a lofty set of goals for the city in the coming months, all part of his State of the City address. The mayor highlighted achievements during the past year, including major business investments in the city, neighborhood improvements, and projects to get teens employed. But the mayor said there’s still work to do, especially when it comes to cutting down crime and tackling one of the biggest problems that […]

  • Authorities say recent party ban, alcohol education helping IU students at Little 500

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Authorities from across the state are on patrol in Bloomington as the Little 500 festivities continue. The historic bike race, an Indiana University tradition every spring, also brings with it a reputation for heavy partying and excessive drinking, particularly by underage students. To cut down on drinking, the university has been renewing its effort to educate students on the dangers of underage and excessive drinking. Furthermore, earlier this school year, the Interfraternity Council, which oversees men’s fraternities, imposed […]

  • Central Indiana families get lewd letters from Pennsylvania man

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Police say a Pennsylvania man targeted teenage girls in dozens of states and several countries, sending sexual letters and packages to their homes. Those letters also included pictures he’d collected from their social media accounts. It appears 46-year-old Jospeh Polin was following his victims for years on social media, collecting and saving their pictures. Last week, cousins Chris Shinkle and Brooke Flaugher both got letters at their homes in Noblesville and Marion County, addressed to their teenage daughters. […]

  • Local Syrian reacts to airstrike on Damascus

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Military leaders are still assessing the damage inflicted during Friday night’s airstrike on Damascus, Syria. Military forces from the United States, United Kingdom and France launched a targeted assault against targets connected to Syria’s chemical weapons program. The airstrike was in response to last week’s chemical weapons attack, which the U.G. government and some of its allies believe was carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Here in Indianapolis, local Syrians are reacting, many […]

  • Wife of man in viral pic wants answers from city

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- An Indianapolis woman is thanking the total strangers who pulled over to help her disabled husband during a moment that has since gone viral. In a picture that is making the rounds on social media, a group of strangers is seen helping get Marcus Holder back into his motorized wheelchair after he was thrown off it when he hit a pothole in a crosswalk on W. 86th Street. His wife, Angela Holder, said she was so grateful when she saw […]

  • Social workers say company hasn’t paid up

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- A group of social workers hired to provide support for the most vulnerable in our communities, say they have been left high and dry by their company, 1st Priority Services. That company is contracted by the Indiana Department of Children’s Services to provide court-ordered resources, but the employees say they haven’t been paid in weeks, and said their bosses have disappeared. “I kind of feel like we’re stuck in the middle,” said 1st Priority Services employee Roxanne Yates. […]

  • Hoosiers remember Kennedy’s MLK speech

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- On Wednesday, inside IPS School 27, near the park where Robert Kennedy’s speech announcing the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. was given, Hoosiers came together to honor that moment in history. Local leaders and dignitaries, including Indianapolis Mayor Hogsett, Governor Holcomb, along with senators and members of Congress, gathered to remember and honor the life of King. And scattered throughout the crowd were people who had been there that night. Now, fifty years later, they’re reflecting on what […]

  • Surgeon General reveals wife has stage-three melanoma

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams revealed in a Facebook post Wednesday that his wife, Lacey Adams, is battling stage three metastatic melanoma. The diagnosis comes ten years after she was first diagnosed and treated. Dr. Adams previously served as Indiana’s health commissioner. In the post talking about his wife’s diagnosis, Adams said sharing her story will help raise awareness about the disease and the importance of early detection. Skin cancer advocates say it’s a reminder that the […]

  • Slick roads cause problems for drivers in central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – All across central Indiana, snowy roads were causing problems for drivers Saturday. A lot of people said they knew it was coming, but they just didn’t expect to see as much as we got. Crews will be out through Sunday morning plowing and salting the roads. For some drivers on Saturday, conditions were just too bad to travel. “[I’m] about to cancel this trip to Detroit from Indianapolis,” said Jerell Clark. “It’s just too dangerous.” By mid-afternoon […]

  • Road crews prepare for this weekend’s wintry weather mix

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Road crews are getting ready to hit the streets ahead of another round of wintry weather. Nearly 80 DPW drivers will be out starting at 11:00 p.m. Friday night to keep roads clear of snow and slush. At this point, most Hoosiers are hoping this weekend’s snow will be the last we see for a while. “It can be scary, so I just ask everyone to be careful and pay attention,” said Regina Garvin, who works as a vehicle dispatcher. […]