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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!

Recent Articles
  • 911

    New study shows consolidating 911 call centers in Milwaukee County may improve efficiency

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — In the future, Milwaukee County could have fewer 911 call centers within its borders and that could be a good thing. A new study is out and it details how dispatch operations could be improved. At the Bayside Communications Center, the dispatch calls come in from seven different communities. The study questions whether some other Milwaukee County communities should consolidate their call centers. Christine Westrich directs the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management — an office that’s […]

  • Shooting at 58th and Ruby

    “Cure Violence:” Chicago-based group training “interrupters” in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — When it comes to preventing future violence in the city, some help has come to Milwaukee. Those with the Chicago-based group “Cure Violence” on Thursday, June 30th were here to provide some training.  Given the violence in Chicago, officials said they know many will be skeptical. “Violence is a preventable disease,” said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention. As Milwaukee seeks a cure for its seemingly increasing violence, the city has enlisted the help of some […]

  • Suspects in Cedarburg dealership break-in

    “Really hurts:” 2 of 3 vehicles stolen during break-in at Cedarburg dealership recovered, suspects at large

    CEDARBURG — Authorities are investigating a break-in that occurred overnight at a car dealership in Cedarburg. Six suspects are at large, and officials are looking for one of three vehicles that was stolen. The break-in happened at the 5 Corners Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership — located near Washington Avenue and Highway 60 around 2:30 a.m. Three vehicles were stolen after forced entry was made to the dealership. An investigation has revealed approximately six suspects — described as black males, possibly juveniles, entered the […]

  • Tiffany Lynn Simmons, Shanta Pearson, Tess White

    Two confess to murder of missing, pregnant West Allis woman; friend allegedly tortured, suffocated her

    WEST ALLIS — Murder charges have been filed after a missing pregnant woman from West Allis was found dead in South Dakota. Tess White’s body was found on May 17th after she was reported missing by family on May 14th. Now, two people have been charged with killing her. One was White’s friend. Court records show White’s friend confessed to torturing and killing White in a parking lot in West Allis in May. “That`s a hole that just won`t be […]

  • Maxine White

    Before Public Safety Committee, Milwaukee County’s chief judge questioned on bail for young offenders

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County’s chief judge was in the hot seat Monday, June 27th during a special meeting of the Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety meeting — the fifth such meeting to discuss crime in Milwaukee. As you might imagine, questions were centered around whether county judges are doing enough to keep dangerous people off the street. Aldermen took turns asking questions for nearly three hours. Among those — why isn’t there real-time GPS monitoring for people on county supervision, […]

  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

    Sheriff David Clarke calls upon City of Milwaukee to hire 400 new police officers

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke spoke before Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee on Friday, June 24th to weigh in on the effort to combat violence in the city. From Clarke’s perspective, the bottom line is Milwaukee needs to hire hundreds of new police officers, enforce quality-of-life issues more harshly, and completely revamp the juvenile justice system. The sheriff told aldermen on the committee that “hot-spot” policing works on a limited basis. Clarke said what the city needs is more […]

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Wisconsin Supreme Court: Milwaukee can no longer enforce residency requirement

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says Milwaukee can no longer enforce its residency requirement. The court ruled 5-2 on Thursday, June 23rd that Milwaukee’s long-standing requirement that its public workers live in the city is subject to a state law barring such restrictions. The ruling Thursday reverses a state appeals court decision that said Milwaukee’s residency requirement could not be superseded by a state law passed in 2013. That law prohibits local governments from enforcing any residency requirements beyond requiring […]

  • News conference regarding new water pipeline for Waukesha

    The next step: Waukesha gears up to build, pay for new water pipeline

    WAUKESHA — Giving the City of Waukesha a new water supply will require another long process. Waukesha’s request to use Lake Michigan water was approved on Tuesday, June 21st by all eight Great Lakes states. The city must now design a system to take water in from Oak Creek — and send it back out along the Root River. It is an expensive project — and those with a water bill will certainly know it. Joined by Gov. Scott Walker, Waukesha […]

  • Lake Michigan in Racine

    “Waukesha’s only option:” Plan to divert Lake Michigan water okayed by Great Lakes states

    CHICAGO — A council representing the eight Great Lakes states voted on Tuesday, June 21st to allow Waukesha unprecedented access to Lake Michigan as its drinking water source. It’s a first step that comes with some huge relief for Waukesha officials. The city of 70,000 west of Milwaukee won unanimous approval Tuesday from eight states that are members of a regional compact designed to prevent water raids from afar. “Obviously, I’m very, very happy. This is something the City of Waukesha has worked […]

  • I-43 freeway shootout linked to fatal shooting of Tony Vance

    Investigators: One gun, one stolen car linked to numerous shootings, including high-profile freeway shootout

    MILWAUKEE — One gun and one vehicle have been linked to a number of serious crimes. Several new charges have been filed against three men tied to a Milwaukee gang — after the gun and the vehicle, which was stolen, helped police connect the dots. Perhaps the most high-profile crime in this case was a shootout on I-43 near the Marquette Interchange in December. Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with that incident. Two others were charged […]

  • gun control

    “It is time to disarm hate:” 14-hour gun control filibuster a success for Senate Democrats

    MILWAUKEE — Democrats in the Senate say their 14-hour filibuster was a success. They say there is now a commitment to hold a vote on laws to keep people on terror watch lists from buying guns, and to expand background checks. A number of conservatives from House Speaker Paul Ryan to local gun advocates, say they’ve got some serious concerns. Those opposed to the gun laws say the only people impacted by them would be those who actually follow the […]

  • bluff erosion

    “We’re not coming in as experts:” Homeowners facing severe bluff erosion meet to drum up solutions

    OZAUKEE COUNTY — When the storms kick up waves on Lake Michigan, a number of homeowners along the shore hold their breath. Rapid bluff erosion has caused serious damage in parts of Racine and Kenosha County. Wednesday, there was a meeting held to hear from homeowners to the north. At the American Legion, the UW Sea Grant begins the process of taking suggestions from homeowners. While they haven’t seen the severe erosion we’ve had to the south, they’re watching closely […]


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