Charlene Cristobal spent four years at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida, before joining the FOX59/CBS4 team in 2018 as a reporter for our morning news shows.

She is a graduate of Florida State University and a proud dog mom, as well as a member of the Asian American Journalist Association.

Recent Articles
  • Rally planned at Indiana Statehouse to support public schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Efforts to support Indiana’s public schools continue today as educators from across the state plan to rally at the statehouse at 2 p.m. They want elected officials to do more to make public education a priority. The Indiana Coalition for Public Education wants lawmakers to know more work needs to be done. Big strides have been made at the statehouse during this small session, but they point out it shouldn’t take a rally for lawmakers to act […]

  • National 211 Day focuses on raising awareness for local 211 services

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today is National 211 Day aimed at educating people about the services 211 provides. Indiana 211 specifically serves the entire Hoosier state. On any given day, the staff makes hundreds of referrals, connecting Hoosiers with the resources and information they need. “In the last 18 months we’ve made 330,000 referrals,” Catherine McNaughton, interim state director for Indiana 211. “That’s about 570 referrals a day across the state, and we average anywhere from one to two referrals per […]

  • Indy wears red for Red Dress Dash to raise awareness for heart disease

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Put on your red and join the American Heart Association to raise awareness about heart disease. The Red Dress Dash will take place on Monument Circle Tuesday at noon. February is American Heart Month and it’s a great time to start thinking about your heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. including Indiana. It is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths. “We know 80% of heart […]

  • Thousands of Super Bowl 54 Championship socks sewn in Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – Once the whistle blew at Super Bowl LIV in Miami, the team at For Bare Feet in Martinsville turned on the machines to start production on championship socks featuring the Kansas City Chiefs. The largest team-licensed sock manufacturer in the United States says the day after the Super Bowl is one of its biggest production days. “Our busiest time of the year starts in August, right at the beginning of football season because that is our biggest […]

  • Young Hoosiers jump in the conversation on climate change

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Young Hoosiers want state lawmakers to step up when it comes to what they’re doing to make Indiana have a more sustainable economy. The first ever Youth Climate Action Day will be held at the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday. State Representative Carey Hamilton is leading the charge. She says she was inspired by young Hoosiers who advocate for more to be done about climate change. “I think there’s an opportunity for our state if we take action,” said […]

  • Remembering Officer David Moore with 10th annual memorial blood drive

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will hold its tenth annual Officer David S. Moore Memorial Blood Drive. Officer Moore was fatally shot by Thomas Hardy during a traffic stop in January 2011. “The initial one was really to recognize his sacrifice,” said Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears. “It was a terrible tragedy what happened to Officer Moore. We immediately wanted to know what we could do to help out.” Officer Moore sadly passed away the day after […]

  • Rep. Fleming wants to give Hoosier women better access to contraceptives

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – State Representative Rita Fleming is pushing to get Hoosier women better access to birth control. She introduced House Bill 1141 which would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills or the patch over the counter. HB 1141 also aims to address several other issues including access to doctors and workplace availability. The March of Dimes Indiana is a supporter of the bill. They say many times it’s all about accessibility for women, and a lot of times, […]

  • Carmel Police launch new program focusing on health of first responders

    CARMEL, Ind. – A new program is putting a focus on the health of our first responders. The Carmel Police Department will partner with Methodist Sports Medicine to launch the “First Line Tactical” program. Carmel PD is the first in the state to have this kind of program. First Line Tactical is tailored to law enforcement officers at Carmel PD to help them handle the demands the job can take on their bodies. “First Line is a program that provides […]

  • Supporters continue to push for legalization of marijuana in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Several pro-pot groups and supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana gathered at the Indiana Statehouse Monday morning. They want lawmakers to once again consider the legalization of pot in the state. Groups brought up Michigan and Illinois—two states that recently legalized weed. They say Indiana lawmakers need to take note because it shows society can function with legalization and it’s time Indiana did the same. Indiana NORML says by keeping recreational marijuana illegal, they are targeting certain Hoosiers. […]

  • Study: Millions of Americans are wrongly or inappropriately prescribed antibiotics

    A new study in the British Medical Journal found over 40% of antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. were given when they shouldn’t have been. That means millions of Americans were getting antibiotics when they didn’t need them. Researchers studied healthcare visits in 2015. In those visits, they found 130 million prescriptions were written and 13% of them were for antibiotics. In those cases, 57% were written for a condition or illness where antibiotics are supposed to work. The study classifies […]

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