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!


Recent Articles
  • UPDATE: Woman accused of battery on a 6-year-old boy found not guilty

    UPDATE (June 21, 2017)– Megan Quillen was found not guilty on the charge of battery on a person less than 14 years old. JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind (Oct. 20, 2015)- A Marion County corrections officer is off the job after being accused of hitting her boyfriend’s young son. Megan Quillen was arrested in connection with the case. The young boy revealed the alleged abuse to his grandmother at a pool party over this past summer. His grandmother recorded the admission on cell […]

  • Prosecutors drop charges against Madison County men accused of molesting children

    UPDATE: (June 27, 2016) — The Madison County Prosecutor’s Office dropped the charges against Edward Peavler and Ruben Gutierrez. Prosecutors said they re-interviewed the alleged victims and became concerned with the “veracity of their statements.” They dropped the charges after finding a number of inconsistencies in the case. PREVIOUS STORY: ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (March 31, 2016) – Two  Madison County men are accused of molesting three different children. According to court documents, Edward A. Peavler, 66, and Ruben Gutierrez  molested a […]

  • Army uniform survives fire at Muncie trophy store

    MUNCIE, Ind.– A weekend fire in Muncie destroyed a local trophy shop. The damage estimated at over $100,000, but one unique item survived the blaze, the owners Army uniform. “Champion Awards” will most likely have to re-open in a new Muncie location. Store owner, Joey Stull, now has a deeper appreciation for his own service following the long memorial day weekend and the fire that ripped through his business. “It’s going to take a while to get back to where […]

  • Alternate transportation to the Speedway

    SPEEDWAY, Ind– By now you know the record attendance expected at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. If driving yourself to the track and waiting in traffic sounds like a nightmare, you might be planning on hailing a taxi or requesting a ride using Lyft or Uber. However, all three of those transportation services will work differently on race day in anticipation of the big crowds. “This was the busiest Carb Day I’ve seen in 25 years,” said Mark Caplinger, […]

  • Opioid prescribing drops for the first time in two decades

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There is a decline in the amount of opioid pain pills prescribed in about two decades.  A study published by IMS Health points to more oversight and tougher enforcement as a couple of the contributing factors. However, patients like Fern Decker, who legitimately need pain medication, are having a difficult time obtaining it. “I can’t even walk a half a block and I can’t even lift pots and pans,” said Decker. Decker describes her pain in vivid […]

  • Thieves target license plates throughout Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind– A string of license plate thefts has some people paying a little closer attention to their cars. About 10 plates have been reported missing over the last two evenings. Lilly Dulworth’s car is her livelihood. It gets her to and from work. “I’m very dependent on my vehicle,” said Dulworth. That is why she panicked when her license plate went missing this week. “My very first thought was that someone used my plate for something illegal and I […]

  • Drugs, gun found during SWAT investigation on near east side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Several arrests were made Thursday afternoon following an ongoing drug investigation on the near east side. Members of the IMPD SWAT team along with the FLEX unit and patrol officers served a warrant at a small convenience store near the intersection of 38th Street and Whittier Place. The store is located behind a daycare. An officer on scene said the investigation was sparked following multiple tips from neighbors who were suspicious of the business. People who live nearby say […]

  • LIST: Items you can’t bring to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Hundreds of thousands of racing fans are expected to fill the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this month for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Fans have grown accustomed to bringing in their own coolers and food, but there are some new and unique items that leaders at IMS ask you leave at home. The following is a list of items that you should NOT bring: Professional cameras Drones Scooters Rollerblades Hoverboards Selfie sticks Animals Scaffolding Stickers […]

  • Electronic locks hacked by burglar at downtown apartments

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind–Police are on the hunt for a burglar breaking into downtown apartments and stealing high ticket items like TV’s. It’s believed the crook is gaining access by hacking into the electronic lock system that many downtown apartments have. “You can break into anything these days,” said resident Bruce Morrison. “It’s kind of scary to think that someone is breaking into buildings even through some sophisticated security,” said Patrick Spanner. Police say the burglar is hacking their way inside some very […]

  • Central Indiana nurses and addiction

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind–It’s a bigger problem than you might think–some nurses using their position to abuse prescription drugs. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office aggressively looks for it and recently went after the licenses of two local nurses. However, there are programs in place to help nurses suffering from addiction. Laura Collins, a Muncie nurse, was fired from a retirement home in 2013 for stealing over 400 opioid pain pills.  She used  her own children’s names to score the drugs and she even […]