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
  • Faith in Indiana wants Gov. Holcomb to condemn hate speech and gun violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The group Faith in Indiana is calling on Gov. Eric Holcomb to take a stand against gun violence and hate speech. Tuesday morning, the group will gather to pray and deliver a letter to the governor. In the letter they ask the governor to “denounce the ideology of white supremacy” and introduce gun safety measures in next year’s legislative session. This comes after back-to-back mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio in which more than 30 people […]

  • Cancer survivor says Little Red Door gives her hope

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Little Red Door continues to spread a message of hope for cancer patients and cancer survivors. This weekend, the organization will hold Cancer Survivors Day at the Indiana State Fair. The organization says it’s a time to open up a conversation of survival and optimism even with a cancer diagnosis. Hope may seem like a throwaway word to some, but to people who are battling cancer or are in remission, it means something more. It means a second chance […]

  • Delaware County EMS program gives cribs to families in need of safe sleeping place

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – Last year, three infants died in Delaware County because of unsafe sleeping conditions. The youngest was just 2-months-old. Now, local agencies are stepping up to do everything they can to prevent deaths like these from happening. Delaware County EMS has a full program called “Play it Safe.” It involves many things including giving a crib and other safe sleep information to a family in need for free. “This actually kind of spawned from the prosecutor’s initiative on the Child […]

  • 11 servicemen from Hancock County honored on Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica in Greenfield

    GREENFIELD, Ind. — A special wall to remember those killed in the Vietnam War is open to the public in Greenfield. It’s called The Wall That Heals. It’s a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Organizers say the wall is meant to be a way for Vietnam veterans to find strength and healing. Also, many aren’t able to make it to D.C. to see the full-sized wall, or it’s just too painful for them to […]

  • Dangers of running with headphones

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Runners have grabbed their headphones and trained for the CarmelFest Freedom run for months. But does listening to music while running outside put you in danger? We looked into the science behind your senses. “There [are] a few different factors–one is attention, of course,” said Dr. Hannah Block with IU School of Public Health. “If you’re distracted by your music or whatever you’re listening to, you’re paying less attention to your environment.” That could be a recipe […]

  • Local groups step up to help Indy’s homeless population as temperatures increase

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s heating up across central Indiana. For many of us, it’s uncomfortable, but it could be dangerous for the city’s homeless population. Local groups are taking steps to ensure the homeless population stays cool as the temperatures rise. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Wheeler Mission are working to make sure the homeless have places to go and are being checked on regularly. “We go to every camp in the city at least once a week,” said IMPD Officer Phil Smiley. […]

  • Local girl gives ‘Peace Bears’ to help those diagnosed with cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – We’ve told you about Camp Little Red Door. It’s a special camp in Indiana where children with cancer or in remission can go and just be kids; where they can go and have the traditional summer camp experience. Camp LRD is set to kick off on June 16 and when the kids get there, they’ll get a special red backpack filled with goodies – including a special bear. It’s called a “Peace Bear” and it was started by […]

  • 3D-printed portraits give some Indianapolis students new perspective

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — When you walk through the halls of any school, you’ll see pictures hanging on the walls of students past and present. But at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, they’re doing things a little differently this year for their graduating seniors. “I think about the fact that our students for so many years had their photographs taken as graduates and never had the opportunity to really experience the photograph,” said Superintendent Jim Durst. In a […]

  • Anthony Baumgardt gets life in prison without chance of parole for murdering Boone County Deputy Jake Pickett

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – Anthony Baumgardt will spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole for murdering Boone County Deputy Jake Pickett in March 2018. Baumgardt changed his plea to guilty in the case to avoid the death penalty. Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty and Baumgardt originally asked for the death sentence. His case was set to go to trial next year. In April 2019, the plea deal was announced by Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen. […]

  • Meet the Indianapolis Zoo’s newest addition: Quinto the sloth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We all know someone who’s life consists of sleeping and eating. Add hanging out in trees all day, and you have the newest member of the Indianapolis Zoo! Quinto the sloth is the zoo’s first sloth, and he lives a pretty good life. “Quinto is 15-years-old,” said Quinto’s keeper Jessie Myers. “He loves lettuce, that’s one of his favorite foods. Pretty laid back and relaxed, he just hangs out in his basket all day.” What a life, right? Quinto came […]

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