Melea VanOstrand

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

Title: Anchor

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

Horizon Christian Academy relocates to Abundant Life Church

Students took home letters January 9 informing parents that the last day of classes at the Wells Street location is on January 11. Parents are frustrated with the sudden announcement.

Fort Wayne International Airport finishes construction on new terminal road

Fort Wayne International Airport has finished construction on its new terminal entrance road.

Community Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers and food donations

Although many people donate their time and food to the Community Harvest Food Bank during the holidays, things tend to die down this time of year and it's harder to get help.

Bass Road will remained closed for another month

Right now, Bass Road will remained closed to all traffic until 5:00 p.m. on February 8.

Fantasy of Lights set to wrap up season

The last day is December 31st, leaving two days left in the year for you to check it out if you haven't already.

People in Fort Wayne react to partial government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is going week and according to President Donald Trump, possibly for "a very long shutdown."

Travel insurance helpful during busy holiday season

Over 2,000 flight delays at airports across the nation Thursday due to winter storms in states like Minnesota, North and South Dakota.

Police searching for Brownlee Market robbery suspect

33-year-old Donald Profit is described as a black male, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Kroger shooting suspect arrested

The man wanted in connection to Wednesday's north side Kroger store shooting was arrested Thursday night.

Kendallville hopes to repurpose former East Noble Middle School building

The City of Kendallville is hoping to own the former East Noble Middle School building on Diamond Street. Wednesday night, the city offered to purchase the 100-year-old property.

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