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Trevor Shirley joined the Nexstar Washington, D.C., Bureau in 2019. Trevor arrived in the Nation’s Capital after his most recent reporter assignments in Indianapolis and Atlanta.

As a native of the Midwest, Trevor knows what it takes to connect the news of the day to the heartland of America. He enjoys reporting on stories related to education, agriculture, and national security.

As a journalist, Trevor has covered many major events—including the Ferguson riots, tropical storms, and the treatment of Ebola patients in Atlanta.

Trevor is a proud graduate of Indiana University. When he’s not covering politics in Washington, D.C., Trevor enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and reading.

Recent Articles
  • Muncie sees first suspected meth lab in a long time

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A rare find in Muncie is getting the attention of law enforcement after they busted an active meth lab. And while investigators say most users aren’t making their own meth, they’re still using it in higher numbers. The sign on the door of a house on East 8th Street says it all: Unfit for human habitation. Authorities said the home is contaminated by dangerous chemicals used to cook meth. “It used to be very common, for several […]

  • Will Indianapolis lose the NFL Combine?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NFL Combine has called Indianapolis home for 31 years, but after 2020 it could leave Indy for a new host city. The Combine, once shrouded in secrecy, is now a major media event. The event kicks off in Indianapolis on Friday, and while the fans aren’t here just yet, the setup is underway. The four-day event will make or break the careers of NFL hopefuls, all centered in Indianapolis. “It [Indianapolis] works perfect for this event […]

  • Plan approved to hire homeless Hoosiers to help clean, beautify Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis will soon employ homeless Hoosiers to help clean up and beautify the city. It’s part of a proposal passed Monday night by the City-County Council aimed at tackling the growing issue of homelessness downtown. A man calling himself Davi said he’s lived on the streets for 10 years, and he’s heard about the city’s new idea to put homeless people to work cleaning up Indianapolis. “I mean every little bit helps,” said Davi. “I mean, I […]

  • Pediatrician’s arrest prompts warning from child advocates

    LEBANON, Ind. — A Boone County doctor is facing more charges after he was arrested last Friday. Dr. Jonathon Cavins is accused of sexually abusing teenage boys who police say were some of his own patients. Police said there could be even more teens who fell victim, too. Child advocates say this whole story is an unfortunate reminder of what parents and kids need to be aware of at the doctor’s office. On Friday, Lebanon police arrested Cavins, who was […]

  • High winds cause mass power outages and damage throughout central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — More than 20,000 people were without power in central Indiana Sunday as high winds wreaked havoc on power lines and utility poles throughout the region and toppled trees into roadways. Earlier in the morning, Indianapolis Power and Light listed more than 12,000 outages throughout the city, with most outages occurring between 5 and 7 a.m. According to IPL’s outage map, the highest concentration of outages was near Lawrence, where more than 2,000 outages were listed  in the […]

  • 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 […]

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