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
  • Sheltering Wings in Danville hosts vigil to raise awareness about domestic violence

    DANVILLE, Ind. – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Monday, one shelter will raise awareness to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic abuse. Sheltering Wings has helped over 16,000 Hoosiers recover from abusive relationships. Tonight, it’s holding the annual Shine the Light Vigil. It’s meant to honor not only those who have lost their lives but those who are still fighting. The shelter says domestic violence is more common than people think. “I think what a lot of […]

  • First Deaf Heritage Day at Conner Prairie

    FISHERS, Ind. – The Indiana School for the Deaf is one of the first schools for the Deaf founded by a Deaf man—William Willard. The school is world-renowned, and many people from all over the world move to Indiana just to enroll their children in the school. But the history of the Deaf community in our city isn’t that well-known to everyone. Conner Prairie is looking to change that with the very first Deaf Heritage Day on September 28. “Conner Prairie has […]

  • Local group gives Hoosiers on the Autism spectrum an opportunity to shine on stage

    CARMEL, Ind. – Something new is coming to The Cat Theatre in Carmel. A special Cabaret production put on by the Carmel Spectrum Players will have its inaugural show on November 1, and they are looking for more performers to be in the show. The Carmel Spectrum Players believe anyone, especially those on the Autism spectrum, has talent. And those talents deserve to be shown on a world stage. Sometimes all they need is an opportunity to shine, and that’s what the group hopes […]

  • 9/11 memorial announces expansion plans at downtown Indianapolis ceremony

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hoosiers across the state took part in ceremonies to remember September 11, 2001. In downtown Indianapolis, many came to the 9/11 memorial on West Ohio Street to pay their respects, share their stories and have a moment of silence to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost – including nine Hoosiers. After a somber moment of silence, the 9/11 Memorial Committee announced their plans to expand the 9/11 Memorial into an even bigger space. The committee also launched […]

  • Busy intersections on SR 37 in Hamilton County will be replaced with roundabouts; completion expected in 2022

    FISHERS, Ind. — INDOT and several city officials will break ground on a big road project in Hamilton County on Monday. Crews will replace several busy intersections along State Road 37 with roundabouts to help ease traffic headaches for the over 50,000 people who drive along this road every day. The State Road 37 Improvement Project has been in the works since 2016. According to INDOT, it will ease traffic congestion and public safety challenges along the road. Here’s a […]

  • Online learning options keep Indianapolis students on track

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As talks continue in Daleville after the closure of two online charter schools, many parents are looking for different online options for their students. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to online learning. It’s not a good fit for every family, but for the families that it is, there are many options, especially in Indiana. One of those options is Connections Academy, which has over 4,000 students enrolled right now. The students receive a strict curriculum, a teacher for […]

  • Jeff’s House gives older, disabled dogs a forever home in Muncie

    MUNCIE, Ind.– Finding a loving home for a dog can often times be difficult. It can be even harder if the dog is older or disabled. In Muncie, the Muncie Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) saw the need for a special place for those animals and now it’s become a reality – it’s called Jeff’s House. It was named after Jeff Ross, he passed away about two years ago from cancer. His parents and Ross were big supporters of ARF and […]

  • 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 […]

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