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.
FRANKLIN, Ind. — First responders will get help navigating through traffic in the upcoming years. GPS-enabling technology on traffic lights will control traffic flow to help crews get to scene quicker. On Friday, the city received a ceremonial $601,275 check from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) to help pay for the safety enhancement. The GPS equipment at every intersection is expected to reduce emergency responses times by an average of 20% for police, firefighters and EMS. “This project will […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into at least two apartments in an off-campus student housing neighborhood Tuesday. Priest Pendleton, 23, faces charges of burglary of a residence, vehicle theft, and sexual battery. Police said they found Pendleton Tuesday morning under the bed of a woman who he supposedly touched while she was sleeping. The victim told police he touched her butt and mouth with his hand. The woman ended up waking up and running […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There are plenty of opportunities for students looking for summer jobs. Project Indy, a program that connects students to employers, is in its third summer. Leaders behind the program said there are 2,000 jobs available from 175 employers. With school just getting out, it’s not too late,” said Marie Mackintosh, the chief operations officer at EmployIndy, which manages the teen job program. “Employers are still looking for talent. It’s a great way for young people to get […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A comprehensive plan to turn the White River into a regional attraction took another step forward Monday with the unveiling of the White River Vision Plan. Area leaders from Marion and Hamilton counties were are on hand to show the images that aim to make the river a clean, natural, historic, connected, and active asset for Indianapolis and the surrounding area. “The idea of a free flowing river that you can kayak or canoe from Noblesville to […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A young pit bull is nearing life with a new family. The dog, named Justice, is set to be up for adoption this summer. Last year, near the beginning of November, Justice was found with severe chemical burns to his body while wandering county roads in Shelby County. The dog has spent the last several months recovering and nearing a point where he could be placed in his forever home. The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter took the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A local creation could reshape fire safety in the home and workplace. SENTELLIGENCEone has a prototype to more quickly detect fires. The company, with offices in downtown Indianapolis, Boston and Australia, has spent the last year developing the Smart Ambient Air Monitor, or SAAM. Leaders with the company said the device uses a spectrometer to monitor wavelengths that can detect fires. “Everything has a spectral signature,” said SENTELLIGENCEone CEO, Rob Qualls. Spectrometers tend to be huge pieces […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A pre-race tradition will continue this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the massive balloon release has been a part of the Indianapolis 500 for several decades, its future might be in jeopardy. Tracks officials have said the latex balloons released are biodegradable. For the past 11 months, the environmental data reporter at the IndyStar, a news partner of CBS4, looked into the claim. Since June of last year, Emily Hopkins has kept a pair of […]
KOKOMO, Ind. — A one-of-a-kind program in the state is helping veterans get access to their benefits and other services they might need. The program, called Mission United, provides veterans with answers under one roof. According to Jeff Young, the president and CEO of the United Way of Howard & Tipton Counties, there are only 22 Mission United programs in the country. Each one is located near a military base. The Grissom Air Force Base is located 15 miles north […]
GREENFIELD, Ind. – A new schedule option for the 42 men and women who patrol Greenfield has found several benefits. After a six-month trial, the police department has allowed officers the opportunity to work 12-hour shifts on a permanent basis. The move gives the staff on this schedule the chance to enjoy more time off the clock during the weekends. “About a year-and-a-half into it, it just got hard I guess, meeting with family and friends,” said Isaiah Ernst, who […]
CARMEL, Ind. – Thursday’s storm has kept clean-up crews busy the past 24 hours and there is still much more work to do. The Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana has reminded homeowners to be careful who they hire to help fix the damage. The BBB said “storm chasers” will head to neighborhoods hit the hardest, looking to play off a homeowner’s emotions following storms. “They will be there really sometimes within minutes after a storm will hit,” said president […]