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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
  • Grant County Jail believes therapy dog program is leading to fewer inmate fights & incidents

    GRANT COUNTY, Ind. – Nationwide and back here at home in Indiana, county-funded jails are struggling with budget cuts. Less money is leading to staff shortages, fewer beds and fewer inmate programs like educational resources, outreach and job connections. That is the case as well in Grant County, where Sheriff Reggie Nevels admits, it’s been a challenge. “We are facing financial issues just like everybody else,” he said. That’s why about a year ago, when funeral home director and dog […]

  • CBS4 Problem Solvers: South side residents tired of drag racing, motorcycle stunt-filled parties

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – South side homeowners are tired of sports cars, motorcycles and dirt bikes gathering in their neighborhood. Every weekend, about 300 vehicles rally at the Shopper’s World plaza. People who live in the area say the souped up cars and motorcycles race down U.S. 31, doing wheelies and donuts in nearby parking lots. “They’ll rev their engines all night,” one woman said. “Our windows rattle,” said neighbor Dan Repass. “Every Friday and Saturday night.” Homeowners say the parties […]

  • Indiana non-profit organization Destiny Rescue works to save thousands of kids from sex trafficking

    FISHERS, Ind. – Several organizations across central Indiana are stepping up to help a non-profit organization based out of northern Indiana. Destiny Rescue works to save thousands of young girls and boys from international sex trafficking. Volunteers go to Cambodia, India, Thailand and the Phillipines. They go undercover, visiting brothels and bars pulling children from the worst places imaginable. “The sex trade is a $99 billion dollar a year business,” Aaron Brown said. “There are more than one million children enslaved […]

  • Families of overdose victims increasingly choosing to donate organs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The families of overdose victims are choosing to donate their loved ones’ organs in an effort to turn tragedy into triumph. More than three years ago, Tristan Hackman admitted to her family that she tried heroin with her friends. It was all down hill from there. “One day she was here and I noticed, ‘why is she in the bathroom so long?’ She came out and she was very lethargic– just very– just unrecognizable,” said Tristin’s mother Tammy […]

  • CBS4 Problem Solvers helps get guard rail fixed five months after crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Five months after a drunk driver crashed into a guard rail on Indy’s west side, the property owner called the CBS4 Problem Solvers pleading for help. Bonnie Cooksey, who lives at the corner of 56th Street and Raceway Road, said she had never seen anything like it. “I was in the kitchen and I heard the crash. I went to the dining room window and I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness.’ I started saying a prayer,” she said. When […]

  • Beautiful Monday ahead with seasonal temperatures, sunny outlook

    After 16 consecutive days with a high above 80° and 34 consecutive days of above-average temperatures, the CBS4 viewing area will be right where it should be for this time of year! If you have a case of the Mondays, hopefully having a pleasant forecast in store will make things a bit easier. Temperatures will feel a bit cool out the door compared to this time last week, but it’s great for a walk with the dog, a run or […]

  • Marion County Health Department finds hundreds of critical violations at school cafeterias

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From mice and cockroaches to a lack of hand washing, Marion County’s Health Department says it found hundreds of violations at central Indiana schools. CBS4 filtered through the department’s 2018 records. Between January and May, at least 15 Indianapolis Public Schools showed “critical” violations. The county visited Louis B. Russell School 48 on April 6. It found three critical violations there, including evidence of rodents running around. “I’m speechless,” one parent said. “I had no idea.” “I’m […]

  • CBS4 attends Westlake Elementary School’s career & culture day

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ind. – Westlake Elementary celebrated a career and culture day Thursday. Kindergarten through sixth grade students spent the day rotating through different stations, learning about different cultures and career opportunities. Wayne Township Fire Department brought their fire truck and showed the kids how a firefighter puts on his or her turnout gear. Police officers let the kids touch and feel some of their equipment. Among the other presenters: a lawyer, a chemistry professor and the Colts cheerleaders. CBS4’s […]

  • Indy 500 drivers flocking to area gyms to physically prep for race

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the Indy 500 quickly approaching, drivers are scrambling to prepare, not just on the track but also inside the gym. In a high-rise building overlooking downtown, St. Vincent Sports Performance offers drivers and other athletes top-notch technology geared toward power. “We can have an athlete come stand on the force plate and do a vertical jump. We can get peak power, peak force production, rate of force production,” said Chase Campbell, a St. Vincent strength coach. […]

  • Indiana’s Very Own: Hoosier heroes star in CBS’ ‘SEAL Team’

    DALEVILLE, Ind. – A police K9 trained in narcotics and tracking is making a tail-wagging name for herself in Hollywood. Dita, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, plays Cerberus in CBS’ SEAL Team. “It’s amazing,” said Justin Melnick, her owner and handler. Melnick, who was a military photographer in real life before he became a police officer, showed up for the pilot with his dog expecting to play a stunt man. He ended up as a regular, playing Brock, a special warfare operator. […]