Stinger, who has earned 11 Emmy Awards and been recognized a number of times by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, will debut July 6th on Fox59 News at 10.

"Fanchon's on-air success speaks for itself, but it's her desire to truly make a positive impact that sets her apart," says News Director Lee Rosenthal. "There's no other person I wanted more as a leader for our newsroom and Central Indiana."

Stinger, who was a morning anchor and reporter at Fox in Detroit for 11 years, became an advocate for abused children and domestic violence victims. Over the years, she has been involved with the Ronald McDonald House, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way and Boys and Girls Clubs. For the last five years, Stinger has been the Chair and Host for "Girls Matter" - a weekend conference to help girls build leadership and self-esteem. Most recently, she has become involved with One House Haiti - a non-profit group dedicated to providing assistance to residents of Haiti as they seek to rebuild their own homes and reestablish their day-to-day lives.

"I am honored by the opportunity to join a team of professionals who share in my passion to enrich the lives of our young people, serve those around us, and be a catalyst for positive change in the community in which we live," says Stinger. "It's exciting to join an organization that is adding more newscasts and staff, showing its commitment to being the station for Indiana viewers."

In addition to anchoring Fox59 News at 10 with Bob Donaldson and Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes, Stinger will co-anchor the station's one hour, 5pm newscast launching in September. With that additional hour, Fox59 will continue to air more local news than any other television station in Indianapolis, producing 8-1/2 hours of local newscasts each weekday.