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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
  • Salvation Army facing critical shortage of bell ringers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – During its busiest season, the Salvation Army is facing a Christmas crisis. The organization says it is in desperate need of bell ringers in central Indiana. In fact, the problem is so bad, the Salvation Army could lose out on thousands of dollars in donations it doesn’t have the manpower to collect. Officials at the Salvation Army said every year they expect to see a drop of about 10 percent in the number of volunteer and paid […]

  • Fiancée says Dollar General robbery victim died protecting her

    CUMBERLAND, Ind.– Two teenagers are facing robbery and murder charges after authorities say a man was shot and killed during a botched robbery at a Dollar General in Cumberland. Gregory Raley, 37, was killed. His fiancée, Andrea Manning, said he owned a small landscaping business and had a big heart. She said he laid down his life to save hers. “He’s a hero,” said Manning, “he died protecting me.” Manning said she was inside the Cumberland Dollar General store around […]

  • Pan Am Tower bought as overhaul of Pan Am Plaza continues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Plans continue to be revealed for what is set to be a major overhaul of one of downtown Indianapolis’ most iconic spots. On Monday, it was announced Carmel-based Lauth Group bought the existing Pan Am Tower with plans to renovate the building; specifically how though hasn’t been addressed. Back in October, it was announced the city and the CIB would be overhauling the rest of the plaza with plans for two Hilton hotels, a ballroom and expanded […]

  • Parking rate increase proposal gets mixed reaction from residents

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Parking in Indianapolis could soon end up costing you more. The City is exploring a proposal that would extend paid parking hours around Indianapolis, and start charging for parking on Sundays. The goal of this is to bring in more money that would be used to fight homelessness downtown. “I love Mass Avenue, I come here all the time,” said Kylie Walker, a downtown resident. Despite that, she’s not a fan of the city’s new proposal. “I think […]

  • Noblesville school shooting first responders teach lessons learned from that day

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind.- Six months after the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, the key public safety players from that day are coming together to share the lessons they learned to help keep other communities safe. On Tuesday, during a conference of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners, Hamilton County public safety officials laid out their response from the shooting and what they’ve learned since. Their takeaway from this conference was simple: have a plan. “I think it’s critical because the world […]

  • Suspected drug dealer still on the run, his son also missing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The hunt continues for wanted drug suspect Mark Davis, 50, and his son Tyler, 16. On Sunday, an almost nine-hour-long standoff on Indianapolis’s southeast side ended with police finding neither individual. On Monday, court documents revealed more about the charges against Mark, as police continue to ask for the public’s help. Indiana State Police showed up to arrest Mark Davis on Sunday at his home in the 2700 Block of Sycamore Run Drive. Swat teams were called in […]

  • 2 plans being considered to tackle Indy’s growing homelessness problem

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There are two plans on the drawing board that city leaders say will drastically improve the issue of homelessness in Indianapolis. On Tuesday, Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) announced a $500,000 plan to tackle the problem. This comes as a controversial homelessness ordinance makes its way through the City-County Council’s approval process. “We are announcing a new initiative to address issues around homelessness and panhandling in the mile square,” said Hogsett during the announcement. The mayor is hoping the […]

  • Speedway memorial honors Burger Chef murder victims 40 years after their deaths

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Forty years ago, four young fast food employees were murdered after being kidnapped from a Speedway Burger Chef restaurant. The murders remain unsolved, but a Speedway man is working to keep their memories alive. “It humanizes them, it humanizes Ruth, Jayne, Mark and Daniel, that they were more than just what happened to them,” said Alex Wisemiller, who organized the new memorial at Leonard Park. Wisemiller grew up in Speedway, and from time to time heard stories about […]

  • Road crews tackle wet roads, hoping to stave off ice

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- We’re keeping a close watch on our roads after an icy mix Thursday. So far, conditions have been pretty good Thursday and DPW and INDOT want to keep things that way. “I was expecting them [roads] to be a whole lot slicker, honestly,” said driver Hazmin Lewis. Drivers we spoke with say some of the tough spots have been the interstate ramps. “So far, they’ve been a little slick,” said Lewis. Starting Wednesday night, DPW had 70 trucks […]

  • Anderson woman pushing for crosswalk to honor friends hit by car

    ANDERSON, Ind. – There’s a one-woman crusade happening in Anderson, all to make the streets there safer. After a string of pedestrians were struck and killed in the past month, Cynthia Young knew something had to change and decided she’d be the one to make it happen. For the past week, she’s been collecting signatures of people supporting the installation of a crosswalk at the intersection of Cross St. and Scatterfield Rd. So far, Young said she has about 500 […]