• Follow me on:

Bob joined WXIN Fox 59 in 1991 when the station started its award-winning newscast, Fox 59 News at 10. He was a key contributor to one of the most successful local news launches ever among Fox affiliates. His efforts helped make WXIN-TV “Fox Station of the Year” both in 1992 and again in 1994.

Besides his work on the anchor desk, Bob has produced Emmy-award winning special reports and documentaries during his long career at Fox 59. He anchored the highly-rated launch of Fox 59 News First at Four, before joining the team on Fox 59 News Live at Five. Bob anchors Fox 59 News at 10 and CBS4 at 11.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He started his career in Beaumont, Texas, before accepting positions anchoring and reporting positions in Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Little Rock, Arkansas, before coming to Indianapolis.

Bob has been recognized repeatedly for his volunteer work for groups such as College Mentors for Kids, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Habitat for Humanity among others non-profits.

He and his wife Skye Winslow have raised three children in Central Indiana. They are proud Hoosiers, who love to call Indiana their home.


Recent Articles
  • IN Focus: Hogsett discusses politics of potholes, re-election bid

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You can’t drive around Indianapolis without looking for them. Potholes are always a topic of conversation this time of year. So, they are bound to come when you drive around town with the man responsible for filling them. “I never thought I would take potholes as personally as I do,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. Hogsett is good-natured about the pothole pitfalls he faces every year. He hits them too. “I’m afraid, I am the single most prolific pothole reporter […]

  • Mayor Hogsett talks potholes on a ride around Indy with Bob Donaldson

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You can’t drive around Indianapolis without looking for them. Potholes are always a topic of conversation this time of year. So, they are bound to come when you drive around town with the man responsible for filling them. “Bob, I never thought I would take potholes as personally as I do,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. Hogsett is good natured about the pothole pitfalls he faces every year. He hits them too. “I’m afraid, I am the single most prolific […]

  • Former Colts lineman Joe Staysniak reflects on ’95 Hail Mary, Super Bowl challenges

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It was the play that would have sent the Colts to their first Super Bowl since moving to Indianapolis. It’s sometimes forgotten…unless you were there. “I remember being step for step watching the ball go into Aaron Bailey’s hands,” says Joe Staysniak. Joe Staysniak watched firsthand as the Hail Mary pass slipped from Aaron Bailey’s hands. The play ended a magical run for the Colts. The former offensive lineman remembers it well. “I remember running down there […]

  • Mayor Brainard takes Bob Donaldson on tour of Carmel

    CARMEL, Ind. – Carmel is unlike any other city in Indiana, if for no other reason, everyone has an opinion about it. The affluent Hamilton County suburb is booming with new buildings, new restaurants…and yes, new roundabouts.  The traffic circles have made Carmel famous, or notorious depending on your driving habits. The man responsible for all those roundabouts is Mayor Jim Brainard.  He has ostensibly been the CEO of Carmel for more than 20 years. “You go back to the […]

  • GoFundMe Effect: Campaigns help Hoosiers during the toughest of times

    NEW PALESTINE, Ind. – Jess Hooker’s GoFundMe success story started more than two years ago when she created a page on the crowdfunding site to raise money for her daughter Addi. Addi lives with refractory epilepsy.  It’s a condition that triggers seizures almost daily. The New Palestine family wanted to raise money for a seizure dog that would give them more freedom and more peace of mind. “Our story was based in hope and in helping a young girl thrive. […]

  • Ahead of Veterans Day, Southport students honor Hoosier heroes

    SOUTHPORT, Ind. – As the nation prepares to observe Veterans Day this Sunday, Perry Township Schools are recognizing our service men and women all this week. CBS4 was there Thursday afternoon as the students at Southport Middle school honored our Hoosier heroes. “For me it was really emotional,” said 8th grader Sam Brookshire. “I have a few relatives that were in the service and I would consider a future in that, so it means a lot to me to see […]

  • Hoosier veteran recounts his journey from fighting in WWII to founding an engineering firm

    CARMEL, Ind. – For the U.S. Marines, it was the most epic battle of World War II. Tragically, it was also one of the bloodiest. The Battle of Iwo Jima also produced one of the most iconic images in American history. The raising of the flag atop Mount Suribachi came to symbolize the dedication and sacrifice of the war. But for a Hoosier who was there that day, it was much more personal. “I looked up there and about six guys standing […]

  • Boilermaker battling cancer receives diploma, Purdue’s first Alumni Impact Award

    CARMEL, Ind. – Tyler Trent never let a rare form of bone cancer keep him from living his dream of a life on the Purdue campus. The 20-year old Carmel native became a fixture there, covering sports for his school paper, camping out for a football game, but more importantly, serving as a courageous symbol of Boiler spirit. “All through that semester at college, I pretty much every Friday drove home for chemotherapy, six-hour chemotherapy infusions and then drove back […]

  • Leo the Lion statue guards Bloomington Police Department

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – He silently guards the door at the Bloomington Police Department, too big to store in the evidence room. But if he could talk, Leo the Lion could solve his own mystery. “We assume it belongs to someone, we’re just trying to figure out where,” said Bloomington Police Captain Steve Kellums. Bloomington police took the lion statue into custody over the weekend when officers saw him getting snuck into a garage in town. They say he’d obviously been […]

  • USS Indiana sailor shares his story

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– At 92 years old, Hoosier veteran Stan Ashley is still picking and grinning. The self-taught musician still plays guitar in the carport of his home in Muncie. “I can’t imagine a world without music,” said Ashley. But there was another sound in his life when he was a younger man: the sound of war. Ashley served as a sailor aboard the USS Indiana battleship.  He worked below deck handling ordinance. The delivered the 50 pound projectiles the mighty […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.