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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
  • CBS4 Problem Solvers gets results: Busy Danville intersection will get traffic light

    DANVILLE, Ind. – Homeowners and drivers that are familiar with U.S. 36 and County Road 300 are relieved to hear they will finally be getting a traffic light at that busy intersection. CBS4 Problem Solvers started investigating the traffic issue after a high school senior was involved in a horrific crash there in August 2018. Kylie Kline suffered a broken back, a broken sternum, a bruised lung and a brain bleed. People who have lived in the area for decades […]

  • Indiana family collects toys for those celebrating Christmas at Riley Hospital for Children

    BEDFORD, Ind.– An Indiana couple is turning loss into hope and generosity. Jordan and Katy Key gave birth to their first child, Colton, on March 6, 2016. Colton had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a birth defect that restricts blood flow through the hart. In other words, it was underdeveloped. ”Usually, about 1 in 900 kids that end up with that,” Katy explained. “When we found out, it was definitely stressful.” Doctors and the Keys agreed, Colton […]

  • Indianapolis woman shares success story after traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman is sharing her story about bariatric surgery in Mexico. Amanda Keeler remembers looking at photos in January 2018. She saw one, specifically, that stuck in her mind. “I was just mortified,” she said. “It was that photo where I immediately picture a future of me needing direct care. I just pictured the worst.” That’s when Keeler decided she was going to get bariatric surgery. “I knew I needed an extra tool in my tool […]

  • Parents are making a critical coat & car seat mistake, child advocates say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Safe Kids Indiana is warning of a common mistake moms and dads make when bundling up their child for a car ride. Besides incorrectly installing car seats, officials with the program say parents often dress their newborns and toddlers in puffy jackets or snowsuits. “These puffy coats are definite no-nos,” Marsha French said. “They create so much space between the baby and the harnessing and it really prevents getting the harness nice and snug.” Even though the […]

  • CBS4 Investigates: Who’s monitoring and regulating CBD oil stores in Indiana?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six months after CBD oil was legalized in Indiana, Hoosiers appear to be cashing in across the state. Several people have quit their desk jobs to open their own CBD oil shops. “I used to install medical imaging equipment,” said Frederick Erdmann, who opened CBD Revolution over the summer. He’s the first to open such a store in a family mall. “We’re here in Washington Square Mall,” he said, looking around. “This used to be a Kay Jewelers.” […]

  • Cool start to the weekend with a taste of winter on the way Saturday

    Happy Friday! It’s a cool start to the weekend. Viewers in south central Indiana are waking up to another frost advisory. Temperatures are kicking off in the 30s.   Speaking of November, we usually see our first snow Nov. 19. Yes, I said it. Snow. Winter is coming. NOAA released its 2018-2019 winter outlook yesterday. While it didn’t give much insight for the Midwest or Indiana in particular, it did call for a warmer-than-average, wetter-than-normal forecast for a good portion […]

  • Cold start Thursday as temperatures remain below normal for central Indiana

    Welcome to October, when we typically start to see those freeze warnings and frost advisories. We’re already seeing those alerts for the second time this week! If you’re like me and you’re saying, “Hold the phone, we haven’t even hit Halloween yet!”–we’re actually getting pretty lucky. While temperatures are below average for this time of year, we usually see our first freeze around Oct. 11! It appears we’re a bit late to the game on this one. The earliest we’ve […]

  • Riley Hospital for Children offers Angel Gowns to grieving parents

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Riley Hospital for Children is looking for volunteers who are willing to help clean, store and sew old wedding gowns. The hospital is one of dozens across the country offering a bereavement program to parents. When infants are stillborn or die unexpectedly, the hospital creates lasting memories for the surviving families. They also offer angel gowns so that mourning mothers don’t have to go shopping for a burial outfit. Judi Gibson, a retired NICU nurse, got the […]

  • Music therapy at Riley Hospital saves toddler’s life

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A little boy is fighting for his life after he was diagnosed with cancer last March. Charles Lane is back in the hospital for three stem-cell transplants after undergoing brain surgery and chemotherapy. He will likely remain at Riley Hospital for Children for months to come. Patrick and Kate Lane told CBS4 their son was an average toddler. In March, they noticed he wasn’t feeling well. “He started showing signs of, you know, what you would think […]

  • ‘101 things to do’: Brownsburg woman honors friend who died of cancer by finishing her bucket list

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana University student and a Brownsburg High School alum is remembering her childhood friend Maddy by finishing their bucket list alone. Alexandra Jones and Maddy Justice grew up together. “We did everything together,” Jones said. “We were like sisters.” One day, when Alex and Maddy were making a cake, they dared each other to eat a handful of sprinkles. They decided then that they would make a bucket list of 101 things to do together. “Big […]