Brian joined the FOX 59/CBS 4 team in September of 2015. Born and raised in Carmel, he is thrilled to be back in the Indianapolis area serving his hometown.
Brian came from WHIO, the CBS station in Dayton, OH. There he was a reporter and also wrote for the local newspapers.
Brian is an avid sports fan. He bleeds blue and has lived the majority of his life with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as the Colts quarterbacks! He’s also been a lifelong Pacers fan and hopes the team can bring a NBA title to Indianapolis.
In the past, Brian worked for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia MO., Newsy and Golf Channel. He’s a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and also an Eagle Scout.
Brian is always looking for stories to share so if you’d like to see something on TV, send him a tip or just say hello at bbondus@Fox59.com
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis had three murders in the first five days of 2018. The latest happened Friday night around 10 p.m. just south of 38th and Mitthoeffer, which is in the area where the Ten Point Coalition plans to expand its patrols this year. “People are already looking forward to it. We’ve had people in the community say, ‘hey we hope The Ten Point can do it. We are very grateful for them coming out to do that work […]
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Hamilton County had a record number of drug overdose deaths in 2017 and the coroner said the true number of overdoses is likely much higher. “We don’t know the real numbers,” Hamilton County Coroner John Chalfin said. “People don’t realize how widespread this (problem) is. We are killing more people with drugs than with automobile accidents.” The number of drug overdose deaths in Hamilton County has risen steadily over the last four years. In 2014, the county […]
WESTFIELD, Ind. – Westfield firefighters are warning everyone to check or buy carbon monoxide detectors this winter after one family had a close call this week. “Much longer and it would have been a very different story, a very different outcome,” Westfield Firefighter Nick Southerland said. Firefighters were called to a home on the 700 block of Hampton Rd. Wednesday on reports of a family experiencing flu like symptoms. Southerland said the mother of the family of five woke up […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Health and Bloomington officials are working together to make sure the Bloomington Hospital doesn’t become a liability for the city. IU Health plans to break ground on its new Regional Academic Health Center in two weeks and once that construction is complete the group will transfer all it services over from Bloomington Hospital. When that happens, IU Health plans to sell the site of the old hospital for $6.5 million to the city. The land is […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As Hoosier students prepare to return to the classroom after the winter break, health officials are preparing for an uptick of flu-related illnesses for those age groups. “We do tend to see an increase the following week after kids go back to school, because you have more kids that are interacting with other children and taking back all the different diseases that they’ve got from their festivities,” Indiana State Health Department Outreach Coordinator Shawn Richards said. Indiana […]
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Plumbers are warning homeowners to make sure pipes don’t freeze amid brutally cold temperatures. “If you start noticing things (are not) normal, then there’s probably an issue occurring or about to,” said Garrett Waldeck, with Mr. Plumber. “You should look for low-flowing water pressure – pump alarms going off if you have an alarm on your pumps.” Waldeck said he’s been very busy this week responding to calls of frozen pipes and floods that caused property damage. […]
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – As the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into the deaths of three people found inside a home Christmas Day, their family members are remembering the good times they spent with them. “They were close family. They were probably the closest family to me and it was like going home, just the same as going home and you were always welcome there,” Beverly Poindexter said. “I’m just in shock. I just can’t believe it. It just hasn’t […]
KOKOMO, Ind. – The Kokomo community is grieving the loss of two young girls and their mother is reminding everyone this Christmas Eve to not take your loved ones for granted. “You’re never promised a tomorrow,” the girl’s mother, Kelley Jones, said. “Love your family, love who you have around you and cherish the moments you do have, because you’re not promised tomorrow.” 12-year-old Alexis Jones and 10-year-old Mercedes Jones died Saturday in an early-morning house fire in Kokomo. Smoke […]
GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Exchange Clubs of Hancock County and Lawrence are joining together to organize a major patriotic display this summer in Greenfield. The groups are currently fundraising to buy between 800 and 1,000 flags and for a Field of Honor display in a field owned by the Indianapolis Regional Airport, which was formerly known as the Mount Comfort Airport. “Exchange Clubs have been doing this for years. Honoring their first responders, military personnel, current and veterans, and we […]
CARMEL, Ind. – New data released by the Carmel mayor shows as the city has built more roundabouts, the percentage of injury accidents in the city has decreased dramatically. Carmel built its first roundabout in 1996 at the intersection of Main Street and River Road. That year, the city had 216 accidents where someone was taken to a doctor or the hospital. With a population of 31,808 in 1996, that averages out to about 7 personal injury accidents for every […]