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.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – College students and their parents know time means money. Student loan debt has blown past the $1 trillion mark. “At many schools, because of various reasons, students take five years, six years, sometimes longer to graduate,” said University of Evansville President Tom Kazee. “That adds a tremendous amount of financial obligation for a family. If you think about just one additional year, it’s a 25% increase in total cost.” That’s why many families are finding the University […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – People all across Indianapolis know they’ll at least have a hot meal for dinner each day, thanks to Second Helpings. The local community kitchen is reaching out for help because a main ingredient is critically low. Second Helpings rescues overstocked, damaged cases of food and food nearing expiration, and turns it into 4,000 meals a day. Those meals go to the community’s senior centers, shelters and children’s programs. “The meals we provide are going to places like Wheeler Mission, […]
HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – Students at North West Hendricks Schools can expect more security than they’re used to after a social media threat from a student. According to school officials, the students at Tri West High School were specifically targeted. North West Hendricks Schools Superintendent Rusty King said the student won’t return to class and will be recommended for expulsion. King didn’t reveal specific details about the threat or release the student’s name. He said school would remain in session […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you live in the Indianapolis Public Schools district, get ready for a possible overhaul of the middle and high schools. At Tuesday night’s board meeting, IPS proposed separating middle and high school students. Officials want to either create schools that serve kindergarten through 8th graders, or create 7th and 8th grade schools separately. All existing high school buildings would remain open. “For one, this is about safety to have students separated by age because we don’t […]
Indianapolis, Ind. – Starting Monday, FDA regulation of tobacco products extends nationwide to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah. “Prior to August 8, 2016, it’s been the Wild Wild West when it comes to the sale of those products to minors,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. The historic rule was announced in May. Now, if a business sells someone under 18 an e-cigarette, for example, the business owner would first get a warning, […]
Indianapolis, Ind. – Many eyes are on Governor Mike Pence today, watching for any sign he’s heading to New York. Donald Trump plans to announce his running mate at 11 a.m. Friday in Manhattan. Sources say there is a split in the Trump camp. “The political advisers and the consultants are favoring Mike Pence, but the Trump children are in Newt Gingrich’s camp,” said IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is also in the mix. All three met with […]
Brownsburg, Ind. – Four officers from the Brownsburg Police Department are driving to Dallas to attend the funeral of the one of the officers killed by a sniper during a protest last week. They left at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. “One, we want to show support for our brothers and sisters down there, and two, we want to show we’re not going to be intimidated,” said Brownsburg Police Department Captain Ben Pyatt. “We did the same thing when the New […]
Indianapolis, Ind. – It’s the first of July and for many Hoosiers, that doesn’t just signal the flip of the calendar. Several new laws are in effect in Indiana and there are a few notable changes that could affect you and your family. A new body camera law gives police agencies across the state the right to withhold their video for a few reasons, but it also gives the public some rights. If your family member is killed, you’ll have […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Powerful storms overnight brought down trees and power lines around central Indiana late Wednesday through early Thursday morning, leaving thousands without power. As of 12 p.m. , Duke Energy said outages affected more than 8,700 customers. Some of the hardest hit counties including Clinton, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Rush, Tippecanoe, Union and Wayne counties. Indianapolis Power & Light reported more than 4,400 outages throughout Marion County. Those outages included the downtown area along with north side, northeast side and […]
Indianapolis, Ind. – Indiana’s national ranking for child well-being has improved, according to the newly-released KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Indiana ranks 30th, which is up two spots from 2015. “It’s encouraging to see Indiana move up in the overall child well-being, education and child health rankings,” says Tami Silverman, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. “When we see improvements in these key areas, it means there is hope for a brighter future for […]