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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

Recent Articles
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  • Armed crook robs 2 people in less than 5 minutes on west side of Indianapolis

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  • Police arrest teens after 71-year-old Indianapolis man carjacked at gunpoint

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  • Court records claim argument during a cornhole game led to deadly north side shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Court records are providing new details into what led up to a deadly shooting outside a popular strip mall on Indy’s north side. The violence took place late Tuesday on east 82nd street just a few blocks east of the Keystone Fashion Mall. Police say an argument outside Drake’s led to gunfire that claimed the life of Jason Frazier. Court records claim the suspect Jean Eyongegbe and a friend walked by and said something insulting to one […]

  • Deadly shooting outside north side strip mall marks 7 days in a row Indy has seen a homicide

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An arrest has been made in Tuesday night’s deadly shooting outside a popular strip mall on the city’s north side. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that 25-year-old Jean Eyongegbe has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting that took place on East 82nd Street, just a few blocks east of the Keystone Fashion Mall. Just before midnight, police say a fight outside Drake’s escalated to gunfire in the parking lot and left a […]

  • 70-year-old Indy man identified after being found dead inside his Irvington home

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  • Family seeking answers after Indianapolis man found dead in suitcase near Bean Creek

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  • Indy mom pleads for justice after son was murdered at party hosted by IU fraternity

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