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Hello everybody, I joined the FOX6 news team on Valentine’s Day 2012. I’ve since fallen in love with Milwaukee! The best part of my job is when I can personally help make someone’s life a little better – with the help of our viewers. A great example was on New Year’s Day 2016 when we helped one viewer donate a wheelchair to a woman who had hers stolen.

I come to Milwaukee by way of WICD in Champaign, IL. That station has become a pipeline for FOX6 – I worked there with our own Ben Handelman and FOX 6 alums Bret Buganski and Brittney Sager. At WICD, I was the Vermilion County Bureau Chief. I worked alone in our Danville office, about 45 minutes from the Champaign studio. Before leaving the station, I spent time in sports covering the Fighting Illini and the prep scene.

Before then, I worked at KOMU in Columbia, MO. That’s the station run by the University of Missouri. After graduating from Mizzou, I stuck around to do a variety of things. The spectrum ran from running live shots for other reporters to updating the website.

I grew up in Skokie, IL which borders Chicago to the north. My roots will make for the toughest adjustments here. I have to admit I’m a huge Bears and Cubs fan. Rest assured, it won’t affect my reporting…even when I’m sent up north to do a Packer story! Growing up in Chicago, I was a vendor at both Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. I knew then I was a sports nut since I was more interested in watching the game than selling hot dogs!

I look forward to telling more stories that matter in southeast Wisconsin. If you’ve got an idea for one of them, let me know about it on Facebook and/or Twitter!

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    “They will be under lock and key:” Boxes filled with Milwaukee Co. ballots in place ahead of recount

    MILWAUKEE — Boxes filled with ballots were tucked away Wednesday morning, November 30th on the ground floor at the Milwaukee County Courthouse — ahead of the start of the presidential recount Thursday. The boxes, filled with more than 200,000 suburban ballots, were moved to a loading dock, and eventually, to a City of Milwaukee warehouse in Bay View. Arriving in a Mayflower moving truck, they were united with ballots from the City of Milwaukee. On Thursday, the recount begins. More than 440,000 […]

  • Presidential election recount

    Pair of Wisconsin lawmakers raise very different concerns about electoral process in WI, nationwide

    MILWAUKEE/RACINE — A pair of Wisconsin lawmakers have raised two very different concerns about the electoral process in Wisconsin — and nationwide. The concerns mirror what we’ve heard from some liberal and conservative circles — on one hand, a desire to make sure voting machines weren’t hacked on November 8th. On the other — a refusal to criticize President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that millions of illegal voters cost him the popular vote. While the push for a presidential recount in […]

  • Presidential election recount

    Presidential recount: Racine County clerk preparing for staff to work 12-hour days for 12 days

    RACINE — $3.5 million is the estimated cost to recount the November 8 presidential election in Wisconsin. As it stands, President-elect Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who is requesting and presumably paying for the recount, got barely one percent of the vote. Stein must pay the fee to the Wisconsin Elections Commission by Tuesday, November 29 in order to initiate a recount. That recount would begin in all 72 […]

  • Green Party officials announce plan to file for vote recount

    Wisconsin Elections Commission to recount presidential votes in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed a request for a recount with Wisconsin election officials. State Elections Commission Administrator Mike Haas said Stein filed the request around mid-afternoon Friday, about an hour and a half ahead of a 5 p.m. CST deadline. It’s a historic move. It sets the stage for the first recount of a presidential election in Wisconsin. In Milwaukee on Friday, November 25th, the Green Party explained why it thinks the results are […]

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    Jill Stein announces Wisconsin presidential election recount funded; now fundraising for MI, PA

    A recount of the November 8th presidential election results is more likely to happen in Wisconsin — after Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced enough money has been raised to fund a recount in Wisconsin ahead of a Friday, November 25th deadline. The below message was posted to Stein’s website Thursday: Because of you, the first recount is funded. We have two more to go! Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin! Raising money to pay for the first […]

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    “Restoring the neighborhoods:” $2M grant brings hope to residents near Milwaukee’s Sherman Park

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee alderman on Tuesday, November 22nd approved a $2 million plan to tear down or fix up vacant houses in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Those who are training young men and women on the trades said if it’s done right, this can help stabilize parts of the community — and keep them that way. The money comes from a larger package of state funding that was made available following the violence near Sherman Park in August — in the […]

  • BMO Harris Bradley Center

    Milwaukee Bucks want new arena to be a big concert draw: “It definitely helps a lot of businesses”

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have big plans for the new downtown arena — plans that have nothing to do with basketball. Beams emerging from the ground near 4th and Juneau on Tuesday, November 22nd resembled the skeleton of a seating bowl. As the new arena takes shape, the Bucks confirmed they are hoping to draw bigger concerts and more of them. “We’re very event-dependent. I would imagine a lot of these joints wouldn’t even be here without those facilities,” said […]

  • Jermarro Dantzler

    Jermarro Dantzler, who once ran group home, sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexual assault of teen

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 38-year-old Jermarro Dantzler, a man who ran a group home for troubled teens to 18 years in prison and another eight years of extended supervision on Monday, November 21st. Dantzler in October pleaded no contest to an amended charge of second degree sexual assault of a child — accused of sexually assaulting a teen at gunpoint off of Brown Deer Road in July 2015. He also pleaded no contest to charges of perjury and […]

  • Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan

    Not backing down: Alderman wants a “fair share of officers” on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — A day after saying Milwaukee police need to send more officers to the city’s south side, Alderman Bob Donovan dismisses criticism from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. Donovan and other residents along a stretch of Greenfield Ave. say in the past few months, they have seen more prostitution and more drug activity. But Hamilton says simply calling for more police in one area is divisive and short-sighted. Senior Pastor Joel Jaeger says prostitution has become so prevalent that […]

  • Marie Cunningham

    “It’s a violated feeling:” Woman upset over late response from police tracks down stolen car on her own

    MILWAUKEE — Last month, FOX6 told you about a woman who tracked down her own stolen car. By the time police responded though, the car was gone. We’ve got an update: Marie Cunningham has her car back, and has a heck of a story to go along with it. Inside Marie Cunningham’s Toyota Corolla, the thieves left behind trash and some parting gifts. “Their slippers and their Odor-Eaters. ‘World’s Finest Chocolate,’ made in the USA. They left me a full unopened […]

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    Bucks won’t comment on ESPN report indicating they’ll no longer stay in President-elect Trump-branded hotels

    MILWAUKEE — Politics is playing a role in where some NBA teams are staying this season — and that includes the Milwaukee Bucks — according to a report from ESPN, which says the Bucks are no longer staying at President-elect Donald Trump-branded hotels. Bucks officials on Wednesday, November 16th would not confirm or deny ESPN’s report, saying the team’s policy is to not comment on travel plans. The Bucks were on the road in Atlanta Wednesday. According to the ESPN […]

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    “Let’s talk about it:” Concern over a child who brought an unloaded gun to school

    MILWAUKEE — It could have been a tragedy. One community leader sees it as an opportunity. The school where a child brought an unloaded gun inside on Monday, November 14th is right across the street from a growing community garden. After five years, the community garden started by Andre Lee Ellis bears more fruits and vegetables than ever. “Cherry tomatoes. We still have a snap pea bush,” Ellis said. The garden at 9th and Ring is at the same intersection as […]