Jillian Deam is a reporter for FOX59 News in Indianapolis. She joined the team in September 2014 and is thrilled to be reporting near her alma mater, Butler University.

Before returning to Indy, Jillian spent three years as an anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate in Champaign, IL. She reported live during a four hour show with the highest ratings in the market. She was nominated as “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in June 2014.

Before that, Jillian spent a year shooting and editing her own stories for the evening shows at the NBC affiliate in Decatur, IL.

Jillian graduated with high departmental honors from Butler University. She spent time organizing several charity events there for the Indiana School for the Blind. Jillian has a lot of Butler pride, loves to dance and loves meeting inspiring people so she can share their stories with you!

Recent Articles
  • Cosmetologist helps cancer patients

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — June is National Cancer Survivors Month, a celebration of life for those who’ve battled cancer and an opportunity to inspire those who are still fighting it today. One survivor who’s helping to spread that inspiration is Wilma Cross. She works as a cosmetologist through the “CompleteLife” program at Indiana University Health.  After fighting her own battle with Leukemia, Wilma knows a little time spent pampering, can go a long way. In addition to appearance consultations, the program […]

  • IPS to host community meeting on referendum

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Public Schools will host a community meeting on Wednesday to share more information about their capital referendum plans. The referendum question will be presented to voters in the IPS district during the General Election on Tuesday, November 6th. The district is asking taxpayers for nearly $52 million dollars, which is a significant drop from the $200 million in additional property taxes the district was going to ask for during the May primary. The district published a detailed list showing […]

  • Discussions about a high capacity weapons ban in Indiana continue

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — City county council members will consider a resolution that urges lawmakers to ban high capacity weapons in Indiana. The Community Affairs Committee will hear about the proposal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Councilman Duke Oliver introduced the resolution in April. He’s asking the Indiana General Assembly to ban sales on “assault weapons and high capacity magazines.” State law actually prohibits cities, towns, mayors and councils from passing their own gun ordinances — that’s why this resolution is […]

  • Federal gun charges brought against 3 people in deaths of Deputy Jacob Pickett, Officer Rob Pitts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Federal authorities announced charges against three people in connection with the deaths of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett and Terre Haute Officer Rob Pitts. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced Monday that the three individuals obtained firearms that were later used to kill the officers. These types of firearms purchases are known as “lie and buy” or “straw purchases,” Minkler said. Dawn Rochon, 29, Indianapolis, faces eight counts related to making false statements when buying a gun. Tiffany […]

  • IMPD implicit bias training underway

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Officers are going through “Implicit Bias Training” at the IMPD Training Academy on Thursday. This, as the community is still debating the IMPD Merit Board’s decision to allow the two officers, who shot and killed Aaron Bailey, to keep their jobs. Officers say Thursday’s training session is about identifying stereotypes people may have in their mind, whether they know it or not, that could affect their work in the community. Mayor Joe Hogsett announced plans to launch […]

  • IPS officials approve new transportation model

    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There’s been meetings, surveys and discussions. Now, IPS officials are announcing a new plan as part of the district’s transportation overhaul. The change comes as high schools move to an “all-choice” model in the fall. The IPS Board of Commissioners approved a new two-tiered system Thursday night, which means there are two different times kids will get dropped off at school: A 7:20 a.m. start time for most high schools and middle schools, and a 9:20 a.m. […]

  • Center Grove coach accused of verbally abusing players; others dispute the allegations and show their support

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Center Grove High School’s head football coach, Eric Moore, is accused of being “verbally abusive” to his players, and an investigation is underway, but some people in the community came together Thursday to show their support for him, and say they don’t believe the allegations are true. The group supporting Moore came out to a regularly scheduled community meeting with Center Grove superintendent, Dr. Rich Arkanoff at Jack’s Donuts in Greenwood, and used it as an opportunity to […]

  • Meeting tonight to discuss potential recommendations for Carmel elementary school closures or changes

    CARMEL, Ind. — Parents and school district leaders will meet Wednesday to talk about future plans that could involve elementary school closures or changes. District leaders say Carmel Elementary and Orchard Park Elementary are both due for major renovations that would come with big price tags, yet the number of elementary school students in the district is declining. Now, they’re analyzing how many schools they actually need. On Saturday, a group of parents went door to door to pass out […]

  • Horseshoes of Hope: Enhancing lives with equine therapy

    CAMBY, Ind. — April is National Autism Awareness Month and the latest numbers from CDC show about 1 in 68 kids have autism. Here in central Indiana, some of those kids are benefiting from therapy, but it’s not the type of treatment you may think. Horseshoes of Hope is a nonprofit in Camby that uses horse therapy to enhance the lives of anyone who has a disability, chronic illness or any other condition. When it comes helping people with autism, some families […]

  • Officials share a warning during Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Officials are reminding drivers to be careful in construction areas during National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that about 85% of deadly work zone crashes involve the driver or passenger in the car, as opposed to a worker on the road. On Monday, a man from Fishers was killed in a crash in a construction area. Police say he rear-ended an empty semi tanker on southbound I-69 near Pendleton. Officers say the semi […]