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
  • 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 […]

  • Boone County bloodhounds prove successful as department spreads word about new program

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is trying to spread the word about a new program being offered to families. Hoosiers can get scent kits for free by stopping at the Lebanon Fire Department or the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Parents can rub their child or elderly parent down with a gauze pad and put it in a glass jar. “You seal it and put their name on it,” Detective Clint Stewart said. “That way, in the event that […]

  • Newlyweds upset over $12,000 water bill

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Newlyweds are trying to figure out how they will pay for almost $40,000 in damages after 15 water pipes broke inside their walls. Jimmy and Cassie Diamond bought a house on North Graceland Avenue in 2018. They planned on renovating it and either selling or renting out the property. They held off since winter was quickly approaching. “We had never turned the water on but we made sure it was properly winterized,” Jimmy said. When the couple […]

  • Central Indiana roofer accused of taking money from homeowners but not doing the work

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – A roofer is facing criminal charges after he allegedly took thousands of dollars from homeowners but didn’t finish the work they contracted. Randall Blake Copeland is accused of home improvement fraud and theft. Whitestown Police and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office are also investigating and considering filing charges stemming from alleged fraud in their jurisdictions. ​ The Artman family says they fell victim to Copeland in 2018. A storm had passed through and damaged their roof, […]

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