Longtime Fox59 anchor Fanchon Stinger retiring from TV news

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Fanchon Stinger joined the Fox59 news team in 2010. (Fox59 photo)

Fanchon Stinger, a news anchor at WXIN-TV Channel 59 in Indianapolis since 2010, announced Wednesday on social media that she will leave that role next month.

“I’m retiring from broadcast news after nearly 30 years,” Stinger tweeted from her @FanchonStinger profile. “My last day @FOX59 will be May 10th.”

Stinger, who anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts, outlined plans to focus on a new production company as well as speaking, teaching and hosting opportunities throughout the United States.

In 2020, Stinger became the co-owner of two bucking bulls in the Professional Bull Riders league. Last year, she co-founded the bull-riding charitable initiative Grit & Grace to mentor female students in middle school and high school.

Stinger portrayed a news anchor in 2018 film “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.” The movie’s cast included John Corbett, Ted McGinley and Tatum O’Neal.

Before arriving in Indianapolis, Stinger worked in TV news in Detroit for 11 years. The University of Michigan alum is a winner of 15 regional Emmy Awards.

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9 thoughts on “Longtime Fox59 anchor Fanchon Stinger retiring from TV news

    1. Who drove her off ? That is jumping to conclusions and making something out of nothing,

      Best of Luck Fanchon !

  1. Such a bright light! Genuine, engaged, sincere, terrific smile, and such a P O S I T I V E A T T I T U D E ! ! ! ! !
    You will certainly be missed. Nobody will be able to fill those shoes.
    Good bye and Godspeed.

    Joe H-L