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Melea VanOstrand

Melea VanOstrand is happy to call Fort Wayne home! The Indianapolis native joined FOX 55 News in August 2017.

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Melea VanOstrand is happy to call Fort Wayne home! The Indianapolis native joined FOX 55 News in August 2017.

Before coming to FOX 55, Melea was a weekend anchor and reporter at KOTA Territory News in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is a proud alumna of Central State University, an HBCU in Wilberforce, OH and a current graduate student at Boston University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When she's not on air, Melea loves to spend time with her daughter and family, binge-watch TV shows, travel, read, and find cool places to eat (especially seafood spots).

If you have any story ideas (or restaurant suggestions), shoot Melea an email at, and follow her on Twitter @meleavo.

Recent Posts by Melea VanOstrand

Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Huntington

An armed robbery suspect is recovering at a Fort Wayne hospital after being shot by a Huntington Police Department officer.

Driver escapes serious injury after car collides with semi-trailer

Indiana State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash on I-69 near the Markle exit around noon after 40 year-old Ryan Lawson of New Haven lost control of his car while he was in the passing lane.

Work to resume on pedestrian bridge over Coliseum Boulevard

The work on the pedestrian bridge, which connects the campuses of Pdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College northeast was delayed due to additional testing.

Race For The Warrior event held Saturday

The Race For The Warrior event raises funds for local families in crisis.

Michiana Wine Festival kicks off festival season

More than 3,000 people went to the one day festival. They lined up for wine, food, and music at this year's festival.

South Side Farmer's Market opens for season

The 2019 season began Saturday, and runs through December 21st.

Suspect arrested from July homicide

Friday around 5:00 p.m., detectives with the Fort Wayne police homicide division and vice narcotics division arrested 23-year-old Ammar Haroun for the July 21, 2018 murder of Carlos Hamilton.

EACS hosts autism awareness event

There were over 40 vendors to inform families, caregivers and those individuals with autism of how many resources and tools are available in Allen County.

Noble County woman stabbed by boyfriend

Lynne Wahlstrom called 911 and responders found her outside of her home suffering from a large cut to her neck and chest.

Don't leave pet unattended in car even in 70 degree weather

As temperatures start to climb, dog owners should be mindful that even leaving your pet unattended in a parked car in 70 degree weather is dangerous.

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