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As an Indianapolis native, there are fewer people better-suited to report on this great city than Trevor Shirley. He was born in Chicago but grew up on Indy’s north side; graduating from North Central High School as a proud Panther and then from Indiana University in Bloomington with a journalism degree in hand.

Having reported and anchored the news in South Bend, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, Trevor is happy to be back home, sharing great stories and digging for the truth all across central Indiana.

As a reporter, Trevor has covered many high-profile national news stories, including hurricanes and tropical storms, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign across Florida, and the dramatic arrival and treatment of Ebola patients in Atlanta. He also reported live from the Ferguson riots in Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014 and from Chattanooga, Tennessee, after six military members were murdered by an ISIS-inspired attacker in 2015.

When not at work, Trevor enjoys traveling, reading and checking out new bars and restaurants. He also likes to stay active outside and has never been to a beach he didn’t love (as a warm weather guy, re-adjusting to the Indiana winter has been the only downside of coming back to the Midwest!). Trevor also enjoys scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.

Trevor is always looking for a great story to tell or a problem to solve. Feel free to send him an email at tshirley@fox59.com or a tweet @trevor_reports. And be sure to say hello if you see him out and about Indianapolis!


Recent Articles
  • Legal expert challenges new wording in Indiana’s proposed hate crime bill

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The controversy over Indiana’s proposed hate crime law continues as some legal experts challenge the bill’s wording. In a surprise move on Tuesday, Senate Republicans stripped the hate crimes bill of a list of protected classes and replaced it with the phrase “including bias.” Supporters say that’s a fair way to cover everyone, but legal experts said the bill is being set up to fail. “The story of this bill if it becomes law is not going […]

  • Children urge Indiana lawmakers to raise cigarette tax

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The push to get Hoosiers off tobacco and nicotine is continuing at the statehouse and on Tuesday, it was kids raising their voices to make Indiana healthier. Hundreds of young people turned out for the “Raise It for Our Health” campaign, which urges lawmakers to raise Indiana’s cigarette tax by $2. Supporters say the proof is in the numbers. According to the American Cancer Society, Indiana spends almost $3 billion a year on tobacco-related health problems. “My […]

  • Indiana Senate committee approves hate crimes bill, sends it to full Senate for vote

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A big crowd was at the Statehouse Monday morning for a public hearing on whether Indiana should adopt a hate crime law. The Senate Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of the legislation, which next heads to the full Senate. The committee heard nearly three hours of testimony from both supporters and opponents of the proposed bill. The biggest hang up for Indiana is whether the law would include specific classes, like sexual orientation and gender identity. The […]

  • IN Focus: South Bend mayor discusses possible run for President

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — As the number of contenders wanting to challenge President Trump in 2020 continues to grow, a Hoosier mayor is also toying with the idea of making a run for the White House. Last weekend, CBS4 caught up with Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend) ahead of a release party for his new book. “Mayor Pete,” as he’s known around South Bend, has held that title since 2012. He’s now considering whether that experience could propel him to the […]

  • Lanterns light up sky at vigil for Delphi teens murdered 2 years ago

    DELPHI, Ind. – On Thursday night, lanterns lit up the night sky in honor of Libby German and Abby Williams, the two Delphi girls who were found murdered two years ago this week. The lanterns were part of a vigil to remember the girls and keep their story alive. “I think about it every day,” said Carrie Timmons, Libby German’s mother, of her daughter’s murder. Even after two years, she still has no answers. “We just really want to get […]

  • Greenfield family devastated by house fire receiving support from community

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – A Greenfield family is trying to put life back together after losing almost everything in a house fire early Friday morning. The Spurling family’s home went up in flames just hours after a smaller fire had broken out but was contained. Because of that, mom Jennifer Spurling, her husband and their four kids were sleeping safely in a nearby camper. “I think at this point we’re just trying to take it a day at a time,” said […]

  • Indy high school unveils new active shooter safety device

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis high school says it has the latest tool to keep your kids safe. Herron High School unveiled an emergency alert system on Tuesday that notifies police within seconds of an emergency. Officials say this is no different than having fire alarms in schools. With just one push of a button, nearby cops would be alerted there’s an emergency playing out. There’s also a chance this kind of technology could soon be accessible to schools all across […]

  • Bill to provide firearms training for Indiana teachers passes in committee

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Should Indiana teachers carry guns in the classroom? It’s a question that comes with strong opinions on both sides. Now Indiana is one step closer to giving teachers that option. “When evil comes calling at the classroom door it has to be met head on with people who are armed and trained,” said high school teacher Aron Bright. He supports House Bill 1253, which would give Indiana teachers access to firearm training. It passed out of a […]

  • South Bend mayor sits down with CBS4 ahead of White House bid

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — As the number of contenders wanting to challenge President Trump in 2020 continues to grow, a Hoosier mayor is also toying with the idea of making a run for the White House. On Sunday, CBS4 caught up with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) ahead of a release party for his new book. “Mayor Pete,” as he’s known around South Bend, has held that title since 2012. He’s now considering whether that experience could propel him to […]

  • IN Focus: Schultz considering independent run for President

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Possible presidential contender Howard Schultz stopped in Indiana as he considers whether to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. The former Starbucks CEO spoke Thursday afternoon at Purdue University. Schultz is considering running as a self-described “centrist independent.” His message at Purdue is that Americans deserve better than the current political climate. “I am considering a run because members of both parties are not yet doing the job they were elected to do,” said Schultz […]

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