Randy Spieth is a multi-media journalist and reporter for Fox59/CBS4, who joined the team in February of 2017.
Randy comes to Indianapolis with more than ten years of experience. A native of Indiana’s first state capitol, Corydon, Randy spent time in Nebraska and Michigan before moving back to his home state in 2011.
Randy spent four years working in Fort Wayne, mostly in news but did frequently help out the station’s sports department, too.
He’s excited about his move to central Indiana. Randy has family who lives in Hendricks County and Monroe County. He’s also an Indiana University graduate. He studied Telecommunications while in Bloomington.
He’d like to cover at least one story in each of Indiana’s 92 counties.
The number one question he gets these days is if he is related to golfer Jordan Spieth. He says he doesn’t believe so, Jordan doesn’t play golf like any family member Randy knows. Randy adds Jordan’s success has helped everyone correctly pronounce his last name – which he appreciates.
Feel free to say hello, or send a story idea, to him at RSpieth@fox59.com.
MARION, Ind. – Family came together Thursday to honor a man who fought for his country in World War II, but his remains were left undiscovered for 76 years. Fred Evert Freet, who was a private in the United States Marine Corps, was only 18 years old when he was killed on November 20, 1943. It happened during a battle on Betio Island as U.S. Naval ships approached Tarawa Atoll. Thousands of lives were lost over a 76-hour span in the fight. […]
PENDLETON, Ind. — High school students are using the power of the airwaves to keep their peers from going hungry over the upcoming summer break. Students in the broadcasting program, which includes the radio station WEEM-FM, found at 91.7, have started a summer food assistance program called Take and Make Meal Boxes. During the school district’s summer break, meals will be delivered to homes of students enrolled in the new program every two weeks, according to WEEM general manager Chris […]
GREENSBURG, Ind. — Several families, along with some close friends, started work early Monday morning by cleaning up damage caused by powerful winds the day before. The chief at the Letts Community Volunteer Fire Dept. said a strong wind ripped through the area a little before 3 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service inspected the damage on Monday, and reported the damage came from a 75 to 90 mph straight-line wind, not a tornado. “It looks like there were 13 […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University leaders are reminding students what they should and shouldn’t do to help prevent the spread of mumps after seven confirmed cases. An Indiana University spokesperson said Friday the school believed it has the issue fairly well contained, even though it’s been called an outbreak by the Indiana State Department of Health. “Do the logical things,” said Chuck Carney, the university’s director of communications and marketing. “Don’t drink after somebody, don’t share a cup, don’t share […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Psychiatrists with Indiana University Health are providing their services across the state, but the demand for these services is exploding. IU Health is responding by extending virtual behavioral health support services with around-the-clock access to psychiatric care for emergency rooms patients in need of a psychiatric evaluation. “Indiana, in general, has very few psychiatrists per capita,” said Dr. Anne Gilbert, a psychiatrist and the medical director of Behavioral Health Virtual Services at IU Health. Gilbert estimated Indiana ranked […]
GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed the week for victims of crimes, as several city and county agencies have events planned over the next few days to remember the victims. Leaders with police […]
CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – A once popular summer event to honor the military will return to Connersville next month. The Armed Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 18. According to folks in town, the parade began as an annual tradition sometime in the 1970s, held on the third Saturday of May, which is Armed Forces Day. “At one time, it was the largest in the state of Indiana,” said Adrian Ellis, a member of the Armed Forces Weekend Committee, […]
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – An extensive project in downtown Shelbyville could begin later this year, if city leaders give the project the green light. Mayor Tom DeBaun has drawn up plans that he said would attract people to the community, boost the workforce, and promote business around the city’s downtown circle. The project is expected to cost, at the most, $22 million. It has three aspects. The first involves the city building the infrastructure for a private housing development at the […]
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Officials are looking to further enhance a curve on 96th Street. Crash data shows the southern curve between Moore and Ford roads has the highest number of incidents, despite improvements to the corner in the past. According to Boone County engineer Craig Parks, crash reports show the biggest issue for drivers in the county is drivers leaving their lane or leaving their lane and driving off the road completely. Drivers heading east on 96th Street have had […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Friends and family hope camera footage will help find the person who punched James Yacconi and broke his jaw. The incident happened Wednesday, sometime between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m., at the intersection of South Madison Avenue and Pleasant Run Parkway. The two had stopped at a red light when the driver of a white sedan got out of his vehicle and confront Yacconi on his motorcycle. After the two exchanged some words, the driver of the car […]