Charlie De Mar is a multimedia journalist for FOX59.
Meaning, he not only delivers his stories on-air, he also shoots, writes and edits them. He enjoys having the creative freedom to work on a story from start to finish.
Before joining FOX59, Charlie was the lead reporter and fill-in anchor for WFFT-TV, the FOX affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
While in Fort Wayne, Charlie covered a variety of stories that had both a local and statewide impact. He was the only Fort Wayne reporter to cover the David Bisard trial in its entirety. After the trial, Charlie conducted exclusive interviews with several of the jurors.
Also, he reported extensively on education in Indiana. Everything from the ISTEP+ glitches, to the email scandal surrounding former Superintendent Tony Bennett.
His investigative work exposed several doctors who were overprescribing pain medication.
Charlie has a strong understanding of the state, and he looks forward to consistently delivering stories that matter to you. He’s passionate about journalism and works tirelessly to tell stories that make a difference.
When he’s not reporting, you will find Charlie out-and-about, taking advantage of everything the Circle City has to offer.
He grew up in the city of Chicago and loves cheering on his favorite sports teams. (White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and Fire).
He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona. While in school, he traveled abroad and studied international press law in 11 countries on four different continents!
If you have a story idea, please feel free to contact him!