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Liz Gelardi is a journalist with a passion for storytelling. She joined FOX59 in August 2013 as a reporter. Indianapolis seemed like the perfect fit because she loves the Midwest.

Most recently, Liz was a weekend anchor/reporter with WNEM in Saginaw, Michigan. Her work exposed an an illegal gambling house and followed a high profile trial. Liz’s undercover investigation into a gambling storefront prompted the state’s attorney general to shut it down. During her time in there, she covered the case of a police officer accused of murdering a pregnant woman. She was the first to report his arrest. Liz was there at every court proceeding and throughout the trial. He was ultimately convicted of the murder.

This is her second time living in a capital city. Liz spent time at WLNS in Lansing, Michigan as a video journalist. She covered everything from the legislature to Michigan State University and Lansing’s two General Motors plants.

Liz also lived in Missouri for several years. She worked at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri, as a reporter. One of her most memorable stories was about an ice storm so severe it knocked out power to parts of southeast Missouri for more than two weeks.

Liz is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During college she also spent time as an intern at WDIV in Detroit and WJRT in Flint, Michigan.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising, baking, and catching up with family and friends.
She grew up near Detroit, Michigan. Needless to say, she is a big Detroit Sports fan. (yes, even the Lions) She also likes to watch a good hockey game.

If you have a story idea please send her an email at or follow her on twitter @LizGelardi.

Recent Articles
  • Police work to identify killer in Amanda Blackburn murder investigation

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  • Community remembers radio legend Amos Brown during visitation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 13, 2015) – People lined up to pay their respects to Amos Brown, a local broadcast legend and fixture in the Indianapolis community. A visitation for Brown was held Friday afternoon with family, city leaders, government officials and loyal listeners showing up to remember him. “He was an amazing voice, he was an amazing voice of advocacy he did his homework and knew where the issues were and then he made sure that he connected people to the solvers of those […]

  • Indy taxpayers may have to foot $12 million bill for project that isn’t happening

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 9, 2015) – The City of Indianapolis could wind up taking out a $12 million short term loan to pay for a project that never even broke ground. A proposal being introduced before the City-County Council would pay for expenses related to attempts to build a new Criminal Justice Complex. The overall project was estimated at $1.7 billion but even though it failed the bills are still adding up. According to the council’s CFO, the city spent […]

  • IMPD employee accused of abusing access to law enforcement databases to aid Ponds Army gang

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  • Police search for robbers and step up patrols after Monon Trail attacks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Police officers on bikes patrolled the Monon Trail after two joggers were attacked and robbed over the weekend. Investigators are working to identify a group of four teens and checking nearby businesses for surveillance video. The incidents happened during the afternoon on Saturday, typically a busy time on the trail. Both joggers were attacked on the trail near East 86th Street. The first victim reported being jumped by four juveniles. They knocked him to […]

  • Anderson grandmother sentenced in neglect case; grandfather to stand trial in November

    ANDERSON, Ind. (Oct. 12, 2015) – One of the Anderson grandparents charged in a horrific child neglect case learned her punishment Monday. The second decided to withdraw his guilty plea and will instead face trial in November. Joetta Sells was sentenced to 24 years in the Department of Correction with no probation. She had pleaded guilty to battery and neglect. Her husband, Steve Sells, had planned to plead guilty to neglect, battery and criminal confinement charges in a case involving […]

  • $155K grant aims to reduce violence on Indy’s northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 9, 2015) – Violence is an ongoing concern for residents living on the northwest side of Indianapolis but help is on the way. The Department of Justice awarded a $155,000 grant to the Department of Public safety with the goal of developing a plan to address violence. The efforts will be community driven and utilize data to come up with practical solutions. Recent violence in the area has created a sense of urgency as they work to […]

  • BMV presents turnaround plan in front of legislative panel

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Top BMV officials presented a plan to overhaul the agency after Hoosier motorists paid more than $60 million in overcharges. Commission Kent Abernathy went before a legislative panel to go over a strategy to bring about what he calls transformational change. “But we do face a number of challenges,” said Abernathy during the meeting.  “Compounded over several decades, yes I said decades and multiple administrations.” He promised an accountable and transparent BMV. One way the agency plans […]

  • Mother of fallen IMPD officer hopes to raise money to continue quilt project

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 2, 2015) – Handmade quilts have provided comfort to the families of fallen officers all over the country. Sheri Bradway began making the quilts after she lost her son IMPD Officer Rod Bradway in the line of duty. Her project called ‘A Quilt for Mother’s Tears’ is hosting its first fundraiser on Saturday, October 2. “It’s a way to keep not only Rod’s memory alive but their sons and daughters alive,” said Bradway. A network of quilters […]

  • Mother of 10-year-old drive-by shooting victim asks for justice

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 30, 2015) – Days after burying her son, Shannon Swanson, is making a plea to find his killer. 10-year-old DeShaun Swanson was killed during a drive by shooting nearly two weeks ago. Police have not made any arrests in the case. “They changed our family forever, what they did was unfair,” said Swanson. “They took someone very special to our family, and they need to turn themselves in and they need to pay for what they’ve done to my family.” This […]

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