Melissa Crash is happy to be back home reporting in the Circle City! Melissa is from the northeast side of Indianapolis in Lawrence. She began her career at FOX59/CBS4 in October of 2018.

Prior to joining the FOX59/CBS4 news team, Melissa held several roles as the Morning Anchor, Reporter and Producer in Terre Haute. While in Terre Haute Melissa was nominated for two Emmy awards and an Associated Press award.

Melissa graduated from Indiana State University. Go Sycamores!

If Melissa is not at work you can find her trying new food spots around town or hanging out with her husband and her 100 pound dog, who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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E-mail: Mcrash@Fox59.com
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Recent Articles
  • Nonprofit to help law enforcement families started by Deputy Pickett’s wife: ‘He just wanted to help’

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The wife of a fallen deputy says she is ready to give back to the community who helped her through the most difficult times. Jacob Pickett was shot and killed in the line of duty in March of 2018. Now, in her first on-camera interview since her husband’s passing, Jen Pickett explains why she wants to share his legacy. Jen Pickett will always remember her husband as someone who showed up for his family, friends, and […]

  • Major mixed-use development petitions underway for 62nd and College Avenue

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There are plans for another major development in Broad Ripple and it would change the look of the village along College Avenue. The renderings are already catching attention of people who live and visit the area. William Woolf of Bill’s Hair Design bought his College Avenue business back in 1984. “The city planners told me back then that it was in their major plan from Broad Ripple to 38th street being all businesses and apartment buildings,” said […]

  • Guns Down, Gloves Up: Boxing club teaches discipline to Indy’s at-risk youth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Youth violence is a troubling problem in Indianapolis that many people are working to address. At least eight homicide victims this year have been under the age of 20. This weekend at the Vegas Boxing Club on the northwest side, two special guests entered the ring to show kids they have options. “Guns down, Gloves Up” is not only the name of the program, it’s the mission here at the Vegas Boxing Club. Trainer Michael Carr reaches […]

  • New look and purpose planned for Emerson Theater: ‘This place is very important for our community’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It was once known as a premiere spot for entertainment, but over the last year, it’s sat empty. The Emerson Theater now has new owners and they insist, it’s time to stop neglecting a venue that can bring so much to a community. “There’s nothing like performing in a theater,” said Zachariah Roberson. Roberson wants to make a mark on the venue that’s given him so much in return. Over the last five years, he’s performed at […]

  • Organizations working to decrease infant mortality in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indiana State Department of Health says the Hoosier State has seen the biggest decrease in six years for infant mortality, yet there’s still a lot of work to do. There are nurses stationed across the state waiting to help, in hopes of saving the lives. Being a young, single mother is challenging in many ways. “I’m 22 now, yeah, it’s a journey,” Tracy Washington explained as she shared her personal story of being a young mother. Washington […]

  • Indiana Department of Education’s new ‘INview’ portal helps parents track school data

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There’s a new online tool that can help you decide, what school district or school is the best fit for your child. Pam Dechert wants the best education for her son, a 6th grader at Forest Glen in Lawrence Township. “Everyone wants their child or children to go to a high quality school, especially a high quality public school,” said Dechert. She’s researched how her son’s school compares to others in the district and across the state. Something […]

  • New Amazon facility coming to Hancock County will mean 800 new jobs

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – More than 800 new jobs headed to Hancock County. We’ve learned Amazon plans to open an operations facility. It’s a major economic announcement that not only will impact that community, but those who surround it. Jayne Hoadley thinks Amazon’s plan to invest in her community is as sweet as the chocolate in her store. “What business owner wouldn’t love 800 people to have exposure to their business?” Hoadley added. Her business is only 15 minutes away […]

  • Greenfield mother hosts resource benefit in honor of son who died of overdose

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — The first week in February is a challenging one for a Greenfield mother who lost her son to a drug overdose on February 5 of 2017. However, Dana Brown has found a way to turn that tragedy into a way of letting others who face addiction know they’re not alone. When the devastating news hit the Brown family, the place she calls her second home was there every step of the way. “It affected all of […]

  • Local coach inspired by first woman to coach in Super Bowl: ‘I think it’s just the beginning’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Super Bowl will be a night we won’t forget–not only because of what happened on the field or at halftime but because of a coach on the sidelines. Katie Sowers has now made history as the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl and she has inspired local coaches to dream big. Katie Gearlds hosted a house full of family and friends to watch Super Bowl 54. She describes it as a national holiday–like Christmas […]

  • USDA proposes changes that could impact school meal services

    LEBANON, Ind.– The USDA has proposed new rules that may impact your child’s breakfast and lunch options at school. They hope it will simplify meal requirements for their national programs. Some school nutrition experts are for it, while health organizations oppose the plan. “I think creating a menu now is very challenging,” said Jennifer Rice, the director of food service for the Lebanon Community School Corporation. In Rice’s 23-year career, school lunches have changed drastically. She’s on board with USDA’s […]

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