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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
  • Local woman gives children at Riley hope with The Mooky Project

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When children go to the hospital for surgery or an operation, many times they don’t know what to expect. It can be a scary experience. But one local woman has come up with a way to make hospital visits just a little easier with a stuffed animal she calls “Mooky.” The Mooky Project aims to give sock monkeys to all the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. Mooky is their friend and partner through thick and thin. It’s meant to […]

  • Indiana lawmakers say yellow sticker could be difference between life and death during emergency

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When the unexpected happens, like a car accident, seconds could be the difference between life and death for you or your loved one. Lawmakers are looking at a program involving a simple yellow sticker. The hope is that could help get someone medical attention faster in case of an emergency, especially seniors or those with medical conditions. It’s called the Yellow Dot Emergency Program. It has already been implemented in several states including New York, Illinois and […]

  • Hoosiers come together to help single mom battling stage 4 cancer

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – A single mother has dedicated her life to taking care of her patients and making sure her two sons are taken care of. But now, she’s asking for her community to come together to help her. A fundraiser will help Krista Furby raise money for her expensive treatments after she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Furby was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2016. She had a double mastectomy and doctors told her she […]

  • Camp Little Red Door continues to be home away from home for kids battling cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s almost time to start thinking about camp for the kids. But there’s a unique one in central Indiana that’s giving brave children a special week to escape. It’s called Camp Little Red Door. It’s a place where kids who are battling cancer or are in remission can just go and be kids—no questions, no strange looks from others. They say it’s their safe place and their home away from home. When you see the kids’ smiling […]

  • IU hosts webinars to better inform public during first-ever HPV Awareness Week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and health organization across the country are using it as a chance to raise awareness for HPV or Human Papilloma Virus. January 22 marks the start of the first-ever HPV week in the United States. The virus affects more than 14 million people in the U.S. every year. The virus can cause different types of cancer, including  cervical cancer and head and neck cancers in men. These cancers could be prevented with a vaccine. However, […]

  • Police urge drivers to pay attention in school zones, issue more than 80 tickets in just 2 days

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD is urging drivers to pay attention to the road, especially in school zones. Project Blitz is something they usually do at the beginning of the school year, but this is one of the first times they’ve been called out to do it in the winter. Officers tell us, so many complaints have been coming in from bus drivers and schools about drivers not paying attention, they had to take action. Project Blitz will not only monitor […]

  • Avon man makes it his full-time job to find living donor for second kidney transplant

    AVON, Ind. – According to the Indiana Donor Network, there are more than 114,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant in the United States. By life-saving, they mean these patients are in need of a heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas or intestine. Many stay on the waiting list for years just waiting for a match, but one Avon man refuses to play the waiting game. Mark Kahre’s daily routine consists of waking up, eating and taking his medications. Then he […]

  • Family of 3 children killed while boarding bus, lawmakers introduce MAX Strong legislation at Statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The family of three children killed while crossing the street to board their bus joined together this morning with several state legislators to discuss recently-filed legislation that addresses school bus safety issues in Indiana. On Tuesday, the family of Mason, Alivia and Xzavier met with several lawmakers about a new proposed bill called M.A.X. Strong. They’re calling for tighter rules at school bus stops and tougher penalties for drivers who ignore the law. The family is pushing […]

  • Donations accepted for family of two-year-old killed in Bloomington house fire

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A community is grieving after a 2-year-old boy died early Sunday morning in Bloomington. We’re told fire crews responded to a home on South Tyler Lane just before 8 a.m. The 2-year-old lived in the home with his mother, father and three siblings. A “live-in babysitter” and her young daughter also stayed at the home. According to the Herald-Times, all of them except the father were home at the time of the fire. Few details have been […]

  • Man accused of murdering tow truck thief on New Year’s Eve makes first court appearance

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A murder suspect appeared in court for the first time Friday after police say he shot and killed a man on New Year’s Eve. The shooting happened on the city’s near southwest side just before 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Hiatt and Miller streets. Police say 32-year-old Steven Roe not only admitted to shooting and killing the man he believes stole his tow truck, but he also stayed on scene. In court Friday, a not guilty plea […]

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