Mike Sullivan joined the CBS4 team in June of 2018. He comes to Central Indiana after spending time reporting news and sports in Ohio and Minnesota.

Mike knew he wanted to be a reporter in his teens, and spent countless nights falling asleep to ESPN SportsCenter. He got his first taste of covering news during the Boston Marathon bombings. Mike jumped into action when the explosions went off just a few blocks from him. He was one of the first people to report live for his station in Boston, despite being a behind-the-scenes employee at the time. It was his first live report on-air. Needless to say, a reporter was born.

He left Boston, and became a multimedia journalist in Minnesota covering news and sports. There, Mike was a runner up for two Associated Press awards in both news and sports. He carried on his dual role while reporting in Dayton, Ohio. His experience in both facets of the newsroom has taken him from the sidelines of the MLB All-Star game to the tragic moments of school shootings.

Mike lives to tell interesting stories in a way that entertains and captivates his audience. Around the newsroom, you can often find him hatching an out-of-the-box scheme to tell his story in an unexpected and unique way.

Mike is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Boston University. As is accustomed to anyone from New England, he is a Patriots and Red Sox fan, but he hopes Colts fans won’t hold that against him.

If you would like Mike to tell you story, you can reach out to him at msullivan@fox59.com


Recent Articles
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    KOKOMO, Ind. – A mother of four is frustrated after she says a local water park told her she couldn’t breastfeed her child in public. Kayla Britton and her kids recently visited Kokomo Beach Water Park. Britton said she was walking and breastfeeding her newborn when a lifeguard told her to stop. The guard suggested she should use the onsite breastfeeding room. “I just said, ‘Ah no,’ and just kept on walking because I know my rights,” Britton said. Indiana […]

  • Central Indiana prepares for dangerous heat wave

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  • ‘Addiction doesn’t discriminate’: New addiction treatment facility to open in Carmel

    CARMEL, Ind. – Addiction can strike anywhere, anytime and it comes with no zip code. In just a few short weeks, a new in and outpatient addiction facility will open in Carmel. Administrators from Landmark Recovery said there can be a stigma with addiction and that people believe it’s only in certain neighborhoods, but they said that’s not true. “People have an idea of what addiction looks like based on television and some tropes,” Landmark Recovery Chief Clinical Officer Michelle McGinnis […]

  • DNR offers $100 reward for every black carp you catch

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  • Carmel teachers can earn extra money by working as bus drivers

    CARMEL, Ind. – Bus drivers are in high demand throughout the country, and in Carmel, they are coming up with a novel idea to fix the problem – hire from within. Carmel Clay Schools is offering bus driving routes to their teaching staff. The job requires teachers to get a CDL license and will pay them an additional $18,000 a year. So far, several teachers have signed up to take the wheel. “I didn’t think twice about it,” said Mike Bostic, who is a […]

  • Decatur Township girl paralyzed in accident gets support from community

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  • Fireworks, festivals and championships creating scooter traffic issues downtown

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Fourth of July weekend in Indy collides with the girls National Junior Volleyball Championships to bring hundreds of thousands of people downtown. The added population means countless scooter riders will be in the heart of the city, and many may be riding for the first time without knowing the rules. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 250,000 people may be heading downtown. They suggest people come in early to avoid the congestion, or the occasional […]

  • Citizens Energy working to prevent sinkholes from appearing in Indy like last summer

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  • Neighbors lead initiative to revitalize Christian Park

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  • Heat causes organizers to tweak plans for central Indiana events

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