Wow, what a great feeling to be back in the Midwest! It’s been a while since I’ve been “home” and boy, do I feel welcome!
I grew up in Akron, Ohio and went to college at Ohio University. Then, after graduating early, I moved across the country to work as a multimedia journalist, video editor and weather anchor in Eugene, Oregon. I switched from full-time rain to full-time sun in 2012 when I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, I worked as a news and weather anchor, reporter, producer; a little bit of everything which meant a crazy schedule and sometimes very little sleep, but I love being a “Jane” of all trades!
I have a lot of memorable stories throughout my time as a journalist, but the ones that really stick with me are the ones that made a difference. While in New Mexico, I exclusively broke a backlog in which police departments statewide weren’t able to process sexual assault evidence kits because of a lack of resources. It sparked the state to make some changes and the Albuquerque metro to pass ordinances to better serve victims. During my time at KOAT-TV, I won the New Mexico Broadcaster Association’s “reporter of the year” award and was named “best of the city” reporter four years in a row.
I hope I can make as big of an impact in Indianapolis. I will be up and four cups of coffee deep before you open your eyes every morning, tracking the latest breaking news and weather for you. My hope is that together, we can get you caught up and informed before you step out the door. Life is chaotic, your time is precious, I get it! I promise I will make it quick and easy for you know what’s happening in the world.
When I’m not in the newsroom, I’m with my family and 7 (yes, 7) dogs exploring the Hoosier state! I am excited to see what this awesome state has to offer. If you have any suggestions of where to go or where to eat, stop me on the street or give me a shout on social media @AngelaBrauerTV. I’d love to hear from you!

Recent Articles
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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s on the “hottest toy list” every year, and this year, thousands of kids will likely open and play with their brand-new American Girl doll. For one little girl, though, her doll is more of a confidant. It is also treated as a fellow cancer patient. Doctors told Alydia Brylowski she had leukemia in April 2018. Within days of her diagnosis, the 4-year old began chemotherapy. There are two things people notice most about Alydia. First, she […]

  • Riley Cheer Guild Toy Room looks like Santa’s workshop year-round

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – While Santa is making his final touches on millions of toys for children worldwide, volunteers are doing the same at Riley’s Cheer Guild Toy Room. About 318 patients will spend their Christmas at Riley Hospital for Children. About 17,000 kids spent at least one night there this year. For them, toys feel like a lifeline. “Their work is their play,” Ann Hannan, the director, said. “A toy is not just a toy. These items are used to […]

  • Attorney general’s office investigates more than 8,500 consumer complaints

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to file a consumer complaint if they experienced bad business with a local company or lost money due to a scam. As of Dec. 6, 2019, the AG’s office had received more than 8,500 consumer complaints. By the end of the year, they believe they will have more than 11,000 on file. They say that is on par with the amounts they saw in 2017 and 2018. So far, […]

  • Taxpayers ask city agencies to clean up and prevent illegal dumping in the White River

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Taxpayers are calling on the city and its agencies to clean up the White River underneath the Washington Street bridge. “It’s terrible,” Larry Duncan said. Duncan said he called the Department of Natural Resources, which referred him to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies told him to call the mayor’s office. “I called you instead,” he told CBS4. The pile of trash is located underneath an overpass and near a well-known homeless camp. Duncan and his coworker […]

  • New report shows girls soccer has nearly as many concussions as boys football

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new report shows girls soccer is the second most dangerous sport. Researchers found female athletes who play soccer suffer a concussion rate of eight per 10,000 practices or games. That statistic falls just under boys’ football, which showed 10 concussions per 10,000 practices or games. CBS4 found that participation in some sports is declining nationwide and in the Hoosier State. Some parents cited their concerns over concussions and other injuries as the reason. “I am not […]

  • Data shows youth participation in some Hoosier sports is declining

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Data from several organizations has found that fewer and fewer kids are playing organized sports. The Sports and Fitness Industry Association did a study and found the amount of kids between six and twelve years old that play sports is dwindling nationwide. In 2008, data showed 45 percent of kids played sports. In 2018, that number declined to 38 percent. The National Federation of State High School Association shows that some high school sports are struggling as […]

  • Fletcher Place homeowner upset after city fines him for lack of drainage on 140-year-old house

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man passionate about preserving the history of Indianapolis is upset after the city fined him thousands of dollars for not addressing drainage on his property. Steven Mascher owns a 140-year-old home along Fletcher Avenue. The home is listed on the Fletcher Place Historic Area Preservation Plan and on historic reservations. “It was built in the 1870s,” he said. Mascher’s problems began in 2017 when the city first fined him $2,200 for a number of problems. Mascher […]

  • Customers say contractor’s shoddy work caused thousands of dollars in losses

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind.– Several homeowners are accusing a contractor of shoddy work. At least four people claim they hired Maxx Life Protective Coatings, LLC to redo their decks, patios and pools but said that the owner didn’t stand by the work he did. Ruth, who didn’t want her last name identified, reached out to the CBS4 Problem Solvers when she said Michael Fisher didn’t return to finish the job he promised. Ruth said she contracted Fisher in 2018 to powerwash […]

  • Hoosier hero returns long, lost purple heart to its rightful owner

    AVON, Ind. – A Purple Heart is back with its rightful owner thanks to a Hoosier hero. David didn’t want his last name known because he said the story isn’t about him, but rather the important medal and who it belonged to. “I want people to know this service member didn’t die in vain,” he said. It all started months ago, when David—on a whim—searched “purple heart” on EBay. “I came across this purple heart, WWII veteran, and I was really compelled with […]

  • 6-year-old IndyCar fan creates his own racing channel

    FORTVILLE, Ind. – A 6-year old boy is breaking into the racing industry by creating his own amateur show. Asher Farris started Asher’s Racing Channel in May 2019 after he and his parents went to an Indy 500 qualifier. “We were thinking, ‘why don’t we try and get Asher to try and talk to some drivers?’” Ashers mom, Kristin Farris, said. Asher, who is extremely outgoing, couldn’t wait. “I got seven. It just made me think, how would it be […]

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