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
  • Bolt for the Heart reaches goal to supply 550 AED’s for ISP vehicles

    CARMEL, Ind. – Being in the right place, at the right time.  Indiana State Police are recalling a scary situation that happened this weekend in northern Indiana. A lifesaving tool came into play that all state police are now equipped with. That tool saved six lives in Indiana this year.  Although the incident happened more than 2 hours away from central Indiana, an organization in Carmel is the reason a woman now has a second chance at life. A small […]

  • Marion General Hospital launches police department for patient safety

    MARION, Ind. – Patients at Marion General Hospital are now safer after the hospital decided to add its own police department on site. This has been about two years in the making. Before having police officers, they had armed security guards on staff. They would have to call the police agencies in if there were any issues. Now, the officers can handle any situation, even if it ends in an arrest. Sarah Evans is the interim risk manager for the […]

  • Fishers resident finds large amount of money in parking lot, calls police

    FISHERS, Ind. — Fishers police are calling a man a “good Samaritan” after he called them when he found a pile of cash in a grocery store parking lot. Kevin Ogawa says he found the cash on December 1 in the Kroger parking lot at 116th Street and Cumberland Road. Ogawa says he took the cash inside the store hoping to find the owner. When he didn’t find anyone searching for their missing cash, he called police immediately.  Ogawa says […]

  • Man reunites with Fishers officer who saved his life: ‘God let me give him a chance’

    FISHERS, Ind. – A Fishers police officer is credited with saving a man’s life. It happened three weeks ago. Monday night, the two met for the first time. It was a reunion that left a room full of people, speechless. “The gratitude I felt is just overwhelming,” said Troy Borgens. Borgens wanted to say thank you, in person, to Fishers Police Officer Corey Miller. “I knew his name, but I had no face to put with it. To see my […]

  • South side apartment residents demand answers after heating issues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Since the start of this year, CBS4 has heard multiple complaints centered on one apartment complex on the city’s south side. Two more complaints have come in, in just the past week. Residents tell us problems are going unfixed. They say, with the recent cold temperatures, they’re going with barely any heat or none at all. These neighbors say they’re fed up. “It’s just horrible,” said Vonesia Tetrick. Tetrick has been a resident at Stone Lake Lodge Apartments for […]

  • $15 million project set to transform downtown Westfield: ‘The traffic is not going to go away’

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – Westfield leaders hope a multi-million-dollar construction project will transform the city’s downtown. Plans are in the works to expand Main St., also known as State Road 32.  This expansion has been something Westfield has been wanting to do for about a decade. Bumper to bumper traffic, in the heart of downtown Westfield. “We have nowhere else for the traffic to go,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. Mayor Cook calls it an exciting problem. “For being a state […]

  • Riley International Heart Missions: Doctors volunteer over holiday to operate on children in Jordan

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Some Riley Hospital doctors are focused on giving this Thanksgiving holiday. They’re donating their time to children abroad. Right now, they’re in the country of Jordan, performing life-changing operations. “These are children who come from very desperate means,” said Dr. Mark Turrentine, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Riley Children’s Health. This is Turrentine’s and his team’s 25th mission to Jordan.  We spoke with him and Dr. Tim Cordes over Skype between surgeries. “We’re used to being able to go […]

  • Bartholomew County officials hoping to make railroad crossings safer after teens die in crash

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – The tragic deaths of two teenagers led Bartholomew County officials to take action. The teens died after a train struck their car last week. Now, county councilors are working on plans and they need the state and other agencies to help. Just steps away from the railroad track on U.S. 31 and County Road 550 North a memorial sits with pieces of a car, a cross and flowers. “Such a tragic event, such young lives taken,” said Bartholomew County council member Matthew Miller. […]

  • ‘Yorktown United’: Residents fight for property threatened with eminent domain

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – A Yorktown neighborhood wants justice.  That’s as they continue to fight for their property threatened with eminent domain. The group is called “Yorktown United.”  They’re against the town’s plans of demolishing their neighborhood near Morrow’s Meadow.  The town is trying to make room for new business, green space and redevelopment. According to the group: “Yorktown United is a community effort made up of residents and supporters who are dedicated to making the town a better place […]

  • Teen mom graduates thanks to School Program at Riley Hospital: ‘Anybody can do an hour’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Imagine being a teenager with a child in the NICU for almost a year. One Fort Wayne 18-year-old had to put her life and education on hold and move to Indianapolis to be by her son’s side. During that tough time in her life, she still was able to get motivated and receive her degree. Riley Hospital for Children is a second home for mom Shyann Hines. Friday, her son had a simple procedure. But, it’s been […]