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
  • 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, […]

  • Local wildlife sanctuary hopes to purchase more property

    BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Wildlife sanctuary “Wizard of Paws Wildlife Education” is hoping to purchase a bigger piece of property soon. Rev. Dr. Jasmin Wieczorek says after rescuing six foxes, three New Guinea singing dogs, a rabbit, several ferrets and a pole cat, she and her husband have outgrown their home in Beech Grove. The wildlife rescue effort started after she rescued a fox from a fur farm in central Indiana. “There are a lot of fur farms in Indiana,” […]

  • CBS4 Problem Solvers: AT&T buries cable after four-month delay

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman called the CBS4 Problem Solvers upset that AT&T had left a fiber-optic cable lying across her yard. Martha Walker started having technical issues with her receiver in May. A technician responded to her south side home and fixed the problem. While he was there, the technician reportedly told Walker that her system was slow and that she needed to upgrade her connection. He installed a fiber-optic line that ran from the pole to her house. […]

  • Man calls CBS4 Problem Solvers for help with mess from utility company

    INDIANAPOLIS Ind. – A man living along East 68th Street called the CBS4 Problem Solvers, upset that a utility company left behind a mess. James Watson said back in May, lightning hit a nearby utility pole. “Sparks everywhere,” Watson remember. “It hit the transformer box or something.” Watson said shortly after the storm ended, a utility company responded and replaced the pole. He couldn’t remember who it was, but said they left behind quite the mess. “There is debris back […]

  • Rain showers, storms possible around central Indiana Tuesday

    It’s going to be a sticky start to our Tuesday. Kids headed to the bus stop will want a t-shirt and shorts. Have them grab an umbrella as well! Rain is already popping up on Live Guardian Radar. This line of storms has quite a bit of lightning associated with it. It has caused damage, too, across parts of Illinois. Most of that rain will hit northwest Indiana first. Central Indiana will have a chance for showers midday and an […]

  • Greenwood residents frustrated over feral cats that have taken over neighborhood

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Some homeowners in Greenwood Estates are frustrated after dozens of feral cats took over their neighborhood. “Right here you can see,” one woman said. “This is all from them peeing on my porch. I’ve had to scrub it.” The woman – who didn’t want to be identified fearing her neighbors would retaliate – told CBS4 News the cats have damaged her home. “These are for their scratch posts,” she said pointing to her porch railings. “This is […]

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