Deanna Allbrittin joined the FOX59/CBS4 team as a reporter in March 2016.

Born a Tar Heel and raised a Buckeye, Deanna is now a proud Hoosier!

She’s reported for TV stations in almost every corner of the state.

Before FOX59, Deanna worked at WFIE in Evansville as a morning anchor and reporter, where she started a new segment—the pride and joy of her career so far—“Sunrise School Spirit”. The competition pits a dozen schools in the Evansville area against each other to see which can donate the most food for the Tri-State Food Bank. During its inaugural season, nearly 125,000 pounds of food were donated to families in need. The segment won the 2016 Best Community Impact Award from the Indiana Associated Press and was a finalist for several other honors.

Deanna has also reported for WSJV in South Bend and WTIU-WFIU in Bloomington.

This job in Indianapolis, however, brings Deanna full circle from her days as an intern at FOX59.

When Deanna isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and taking trips with family and friends.

Deanna traveled to eight different countries to study abroad and report before graduating from the IU School of Journalism.

She continues to nurse her travel bug, planning trips here at home and around the world.

If you have a story idea, travel suggestion or just want to say hi, email Deanna at

Recent Articles
  • Recycling facility fire sparks warnings about improperly discarded batteries

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Tossed-out batteries are being blamed for a fire at a recycling plant. The fire was big enough to force all the workers out and shut down the near west side facility Tuesday morning. “It was very scary for, you know, not only me, but for our team for sure,” said Republic Services operations manager Rick Erskine. Erskine saw flames, smoke and Indianapolis firefighters as he rolled up to the Republic Services recycling facility. “First thing I asked […]

  • Residents react to DPW’s progress on roads after first month

    INDIANPOLIS, Ind. – In the month since Mayor Joe Hogsett’s emergency declaration, Indianapolis has spent $8.5 million trying to get roads in better shape. DPW crews have filled thousands and thousands of potholes. Contractors have repaved small sections or major thoroughfares too riddled with craters to patch. Still, there are more than 6,000 pothole requests open as of Monday night. And that’s despite the work of 13 of the usual 20 crews, which toiled all day Monday to continue closing […]

  • Purdue fans celebrating in Boston ahead of Sweet 16 appearance

    Right now, some Boilermakers are already in Boston celebrating their team’s sweet sixteen game tomorrow! Many Purdue fans left as early as possible to get ahead of the snow storms hitting the northeast. “The flight was actually on time, but really choppy in the air because all of the weather, so we were really worried about even getting out this morning,” said Marie Foster-Bruns. Foster-Bruns is a VP for the Purdue Alumni Association. Along with hundreds of others, she flew […]

  • Central Indiana school staff take free handgun, active shooter training

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – The school shooting in Florida last month is forcing schools to re-evaluate how to keep children and staff safe. A Delaware County Sheriff’s deputy hosted a free handgun class for teachers and staff, complete with realistic scenarios. Trainers stressed everyone should undergo extensive training before carrying a gun. They also used the active shooter training to show how much would likely be needed to effectively stop an attack. Teachers spent five hours total in the classroom, […]

  • West side shooting leaves one person dead, a second person in hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — One person is dead and a second person is recovering in the hospital following a shooting Saturday evening on the city’s west side. Around 7:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the 1400 block of Tremont Street. Medics found a male in his 30s on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Soon after, a second person showed up at Methodist Hospital saying he had recently been shot near Long’s […]

  • As stores clamp down on returns, “Retail Equation” bans anger customers

    INDIANA — More stores are now using a program called “Retail Equation”, designed to catch fraudulent returns. But it’s catching some flak for banning seemingly legitimate customers. “Retailers are losing millions of dollars in merchandise, walking out the front door and they’re doing everything they can to prevent that from happening,” said Grant Monahan, president of the Indiana Retail Council. Everything now includes the Retail Equation. This week The Wall Street Journal blew the lid off the program stores like […]

  • Noblesville student honoring every single school shooting victim in “National Walkout” art display

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Noblesville Schools is one of many planning alternatives to the “National School Walkout”. High school students can attend a vigil at 6:45 a.m. and the whole school will participate in a moment of silence at 7:35 a.m. and a discussion during lunchtime. Delaney Amsler hopes her art project will spark some conversations. “It has every single victim of a school shooting in the United States,” said Amsler. “You can find a list of every single shooter, but […]

  • Indy homeowner finds out scammer has been using his house to trick renters

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One of several people who lost out on a prospective rental to a scam is warning others by sharing her experience. “I would just warn other people, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” said Kelly Brown of Speedway. Brown says she felt silly for almost falling for the scam. The homeowner who keeps having people show up at his door looking to rent his house says he’s shocked. “She actually sent me […]

  • Ordinance targeting high-crime motels gets pushback from some owners

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After two months of back-and-forth, the Indianapolis city-county council is close to having a final ordinance aimed at cleaning up some rough motels and hotels. The ordinance, written by councilor Jared Evans, is intended to address the fact that just 16 hotels and motels accounted for about 6,000 fire, police and medical runs last year. “It’s a safe haven, it’s a safe place, for these type of activities to take place, which is not safe for our […]

  • Health expert unpacks mentality of repeat offenders after Muncie coach arrested for third time

    MUNCIE, Ind. — In three months, Nolan Brand of Muncie has been arrested three times for criminal contact with minors. In December, the 24-year-old volleyball coach was arrested on accusations he slept with a 15-year-old student and had received and kept videos and pictures of himself involved in sex acts with the victim. He was released to wait trial for those charges. But before he faced a jury for that case, a federal investigation turned up another alleged victim at […]

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