LIVE: President Trump addresses NRA convention

Jesse joined Fox59 and CBS4Indy as a general assignment reporter in July 2015.

This is his second stint working in the Hoosier state. He also worked for 3 years at the NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne.

Outside of Indiana Jesse worked at stations in Sioux City, Green Bay and most recently for 8 great years in Oklahoma City.

During his time as a Sooner, Jesse specialized in covering crime stories and spent nearly every day at the “cop shop”.

He also won an Emmy for covering the deadly May 20th 2013 tornado when several kids died inside Plaza Towers Elementary school.

Jesse is a born and bred Hawkeye. He grew up in the Quad Cities and went to school at the University of Iowa.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude, the highest honor given by the University, in May 1999 with degrees in both Journalism and Film Studies.

After college he met his wife Jennifer while working in Fort Wayne and the two have been married since 2007. They also have two beautiful kids. Ryne (as of July 2015) is 4 years old. Elizabeth is just 8 months old.

Taking care of his wife and kids is the most important thing in Jesse’s life. Jesse enjoyed his time working at KFOR in Oklahoma City, but moved back to Indy to be closer to family.

In his free time, Jesse is a huge college sports fan. Tracking him down on Saturdays in the fall isn’t hard. He’s almost always watching college football.

Jesse is also an avid movie buff. “Movies aren’t that different from news,” Jesse explains. “They’re both centered on people and their stories. Of course Hollywood uses more CGI, but for human drama it’s hard to top the evening news.”

He’s excited to be back in Indiana. Feel free to contact him with questions or story ideas at jwells@fox59.com.


Recent Articles
  • Armed robbery in Lebanon leads to police chase, crash

    LEBANON, Ind. – An armed robbery sparked a police chase that ended with a crash in Lebanon Thursday. A pair of would-be thieves are now behind bars accused of the crime. Police say the driver of a blue car was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and was side-swiped by two suspects trying to escape an armed robbery. “It’s scary. Thank God she’s going to be alright and wasn’t hurt bad,” said Bernice Hodgin, whose friend was […]

  • Cell phone store robbery caught on camera sparks warning to online buyers

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Speedway police are searching for a pair of armed thieves caught on camera robbing a cell phone store. No one was hurt during the robbery; managers and police agree the story can serve as an important reminder about the perils of buying cell phones on the secondary market. Wearing hoodies with bandannas covering their faces, two robbers stormed into a Verizon store in Speedway with guns. The crooks stole close to $30,000 in phones and electronics, but […]

  • Pike Township deputy trustee accused of taking part in burglaries across central Indiana

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – A deputy trustee with Pike Township is behind bars, accused of taking part in a series of burglaries. Brishon Bond, who worked as a campaign manager in Indianapolis and was an outspoken advocate for criminal justice, is thought to have taken part in nearly three dozen crimes. Bond, a deputy trustee for community outreach with Pike Township, also served as a mentor for a non-profit crime fighting program. “Recidivism is real. The vicious cycle of criminal […]

  • Former FBI, IMPD investigators discuss how new sketch could lead to justice for Delphi teens

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The murder suspect in Delphi has a new face. After two years, Indiana State Police say the sketch of the murder suspect has completely changed. Investigators say the new sketch more accurately depicts the face of the man responsible for the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. One former investigator with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and another with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department both agree, sketches are not an exact science, but they could still […]

  • Masked men assault and rob Indy mother in her home in front of 3 daughters

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis family survived a terrifying home invasion Thursday night. The armed robbery took place inside a home on the city’s west side with three young kids looking on. Just before midnight, two masked men wearing hoodies snuck into the yard of the home near 30th and Georgetown. The suspects walked up to the back door, forced their way inside and attacked a mother of three. “He came to me and punched my face,” said the victim, […]

  • Man shot and killed outside 16th Street apartment complex identified as 23-year-old

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police continue to investigate a series of shootings across the city. Starting on Tuesday, six people were shot over the span of 16 hours. Just after sunset Tuesday night, police say two people were shot outside the Monon Lofts apartments. 23-year-old Jasean Harris, who lived in the apartments, died. His 21-year-old girlfriend remains in the hospital after being shot in the head. In the daylight, it’s clear just how close the violence was to the Monon […]

  • Court docs: Mother accused of neglect in death of 8-year-old girl told several conflicting stories

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis mother accused of neglect following the shooting death of her 8-year-old daughter made a tearful first court appearance Monday. Tiffany White openly wept in court as the judge read the charges against her, but according to court records White told police multiple stories about what led to the shooting. The evidence does not support those stories. At the same time, the search for the girl’s father, Kendall Brye, continues. Kendrielle Brye died from a gunshot wound […]

  • 16-year-old suspect charged with murder for allegedly killing another 16-year-old boy in Beech Grove

    BEECH GROVE, Ind.– A 16-year-old boy is behind bars, accused of murder following a feud that started on Snapchat. Isaiha Funez is being charged as an adult for allegedly killing another 16-year-old boy in Beech Grove. Early Sunday morning, Beech Grove police were called after a car full of teens came under fire. Xavier Weir, 16, died after being shot in the head. Just minutes later another 16-year-old boy, Isaiha Funez, showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound […]

  • Local FOP organizing Peace Walk in Indianapolis after 6 murders in 24 hours

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Enough is enough.  That message has sparked plans for a Peace Walk on Indy’s near northeast side. The walk will start Friday night at 34th and Keystone and continue for a mile and a half passing through Washington Park in a neighborhood that is one of the city’s highest crime zip codes. The march has been set up by the local police union and is designed to prevent a repeat of last weekend when 6 people were […]

  • Names of 6 people killed in Indianapolis over 24 hours released

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A half dozen Indianapolis families grieving following a deadly weekend. Starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, six people were shot and killed over just 24 hours. Police first found a man with gunshot wounds lying in the middle of Bellefontaine Street. That victim was identified as 31-year-old Theron Rowley. Ninety minutes later, 19-year-old Ezekiel Summers died after being shot near an apartment complex on Twin Oaks Drive while visiting friends. Early Sunday morning, five people were hit […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.