Lindy Thackston anchors FOX 59 Morning News weekdays from 4 to 7 a.m. She’s been with FOX 59 since October 2013. Lindy is a Hoosier and happy to be home!

While not in the newsroom, Lindy is an emcee for Indiana Pacers games and a trackside announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the IMS PA team.

Lindy has spent more than 16 years covering news, sports and entertainment. She has been an anchor and reporter at various stations, including WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana, WSIL-TV in southern Illinois and First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida.

She spent many years as an IndyCar Series pit reporter and pre-race host for the Versus Network and NBC Sports Network and also reported from college football sidelines for a few years.

Lindy has been a fill-in host for the Daily Buzz, a three-hour morning entertainment show that airs in a large part of the country, and a reporter for Hollywood 411 on the TV Guide Network.

She is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards and several Associated Press Awards.

Lindy is from Frankfort, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University.

She has been married to her husband Christian since January 2014 and they had a son in October 2015.


Recent Articles
  • Fallen officers to be honored Tuesday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Some of Indiana’s fallen officers will be honored Tuesday at the Statehouse during the Annual Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service. It’s in the Capital North Rotunda at 7 p.m. Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Koontz will be honored and his family will be at the service. He was shot and killed in the line of duty in March while serving a search warrant. The young husband and father was just shy of 27 years old. The […]

  • State ISTEP panel still looking for test alternative

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – The state’s ISTEP panel will meet again Tuesday morning, as it tries to come up with an alternative to the test before the December 1 deadline. In March, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a bill eliminating ISTEP after 2017 and creating a panel to look into other testing models the state could adopt going forward. For years, the test was plagued with problems like technical issues and scoring discrepancies. The 23 person panel is made up of […]

  • New study finds shocking number of youth soccer injuries

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New numbers released Monday from a study on youth soccer injuries show a startling increase, especially in head injuries. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital say the rate of head injuries shot up nearly 1600% over the 25-year study period. “The sport of soccer has changed dramatically in the last 25 years,” said Huiyun Xiang MD, MPH, PhD, senior author and Director of Research Core at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “We’re […]

  • First school-based telehealth clinic opens in Indiana

    ELWOOD, Ind. – Most parents have taken that call from the school nurse saying their child is sick and needs picked up and taken to the doctor. For parents in a small Madison County town, that situation is now much easier. The Elwood Community School Corporation is the first in the state of Indiana to open a school-based telehealth clinic. Students can be seen by a long-time, local pediatrician without ever leaving school. “To have a chance to have something immediate like that […]

  • Labor Day travel numbers expected to be high

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you take a trip this Labor Day weekend, you’ll join 55% of Americans hitting the road to enjoy the final weekend of summer. AAA says gas is cheaper than last year and gas prices are a big factor when people are deciding on plans. Orbitz says most people are headed to a big city. Chicago is predicted to be the third most popular destination this weekend. If you’re driving, be aware the Indiana State Police are doing […]

  • Man escapes serious injury after a dozen shots fired into car

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man suffered minor injuries after several shots were fired at his car on the near northeast side of Indianapolis early Thursday morning. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. in the 2500 block of Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue. Indianapolis Metropolitan police said an officer was patrolling the area when he saw a dark-colored, four-door vehicle roll by. Someone fired several shots at a parked car; CBS4 crews counted more than a dozen bullet holes on the […]

  • Police looking for man accused of overnight robbery spree in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Detectives in Madison County are looking for a man accused of attempting to rob four locations in Madison County overnight between 1 and 2 a.m. The Anderson Police Department said the robberies happened at the CVS at 265 South Scatterfield Road, the Best Western at 2114 East 59th Street and the Chesterfield Travel Inn at 15701 W. Commerce Rd. The man also went to another hotel, police said. The manager inside Best Western would not comment Tuesday morning. “For […]

  • New roundabout about to take shape in Carmel

    Carmel, Ind. – Another roundabout is about to take shape in Carmel. Drivers are used to a stoplight at the intersection of 116th Street and Gray Road, but it will be a roundabout in approximately 90 days. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard says by closing the intersection instead of using lane restrictions, construction time is condensed from one year to three months. “It’ll be tough and it’ll create congestion, but the approach that we take in Carmel is to get in, get […]

  • Kokomo School Corporation closed Friday; some schools still without power

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Kokomo School Corporation closed for a second day Friday because some schools still don’t have power. Superintendent Jeff Hauswald said crews haven’t been able to restore electricity to the high school and an elementary school. Schools had been operating on a two-hour delay before the school district decided to close. Officials had hoped to return to class Friday after tornadoes swept through Howard County Wednesday. According to Duke Energy, more than 4,700 customers are still without power. […]

  • Homeland Security releases app to report storm damage and more

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When you see severe weather damage and it’s not an emergency, you might not know where to turn. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has released a new app to eliminate the guessing game. You can snap a picture and upload it to the app. If it’s not safe to take a picture, you can simply submit text. The information goes to the IDHS Watch Desk, which is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. […]

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