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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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    88-year-old Sophia Hintz charged in stabbing of her own son; ordered to have competency exam

    MILWAUKEE — 88-year-old Sophia Hintz is now charged with with one count of second-degree reckless injury in the stabbing of her own son. The victim in this case, Hintz’s 68-year-old son, was stabbed once in the side but that wound did serious damage. The public defender says there are serious questions about Hintz’s ability to stand trial. Hintz made her first court appearance on Friday, May 27th wearing a jail jumpsuit and appeared to flash a smile for the cameras. Her […]

  • Stabbing at 66th and KK River Parkway

    “That doesn’t happen around here:” 88-year-old woman accused of stabbing son on city’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police have arrested an an 88-year-old woman after they say she stabbed her own son Wednesday evening, May 25th near 66th and KK River Parkway. The call for this incident came in shortly after 7:00 p.m. The woman’s 68-year-old son was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. The woman was taken into custody. Two constant themes FOX6 News learned while speaking with neighbors on Thursday, May 26th is that the neighborhood where […]

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    Body cameras are coming to Racine County, but deputies will not be only ones wearing them

    RACINE — Body cameras are coming to another law enforcement agency in southeast Wisconsin. But Racine County plans to take it one step further. Sheriff’s deputies are not the only ones who will wear them. Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave tells FOX6 News his county will be buying about 170 body cameras. Some of them will go to correctional officers at the jail. One attorney says he wishes corrections staff in a neighboring county were wearing body cameras a year-and-a-half […]

  • Jermarro Dantzler

    Jermarro Dantzler, accused of sexually assaulting teen at gunpoint, faces new charges

    MILWAUKEE — A man accused of sexually assaulting a teen at gunpoint is now charged with perjury and bail jumping. Prosecutors say Jermarro Dantzler, 37, tried to get others to testify with a false alibi — one that took Dantzler away from the scene where the 15-year-old boy was raped in July 2015. On Tuesday, May 24th, Dantzler was appointed a public defender in the perjury case. Dantzler had been running a group home for troubled boys. He was appealing a […]

  • Kevina Freeman

    Woman faces charges for incident that injured two deputies, third person

    MILWAUKEE — 23-year-old Kevina Freeman of Milwaukee faces several charges in connection with an incident that injured two Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies and a third person — her own mother. It all happened on I-894/43 near Loomis Road in Greenfield on Sunday, May 15th — and the entire incident was captured on dashcam video. Freeman faces the following charges: First-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon (two counts) Vehicle operator flee/ elude traffic officer resulting in bodily harm […]

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    Latest: Meeting between owner of Leon’s Frozen Custard, LULAC canceled

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) say a meeting they were scheduled to have with the owner of Leon’s Frozen Custard on Milwaukee’s south side has been canceled. The owner confirmed that information. That meeting was set for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20th. LULAC reported in a media statement that the owner of Leon’s canceled because there was a “need to have more time to confer with counsel.” “I feel if the guy owns […]

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    Bucks, Alliance for Good Jobs announce agreement stipulating minimum wage for arena workers

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and the “Alliance for Good Jobs” on Thursday, May 19th announced a new agreement regarding “end use jobs” related to the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee. It’s an agreement officials are calling a game-changer. It sets a minimum wage for workers, and new standards as it relates to who will be hired for this project. Nearly a year ago, the Alliance for Good Jobs demanded the Bucks pay a living […]

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    Overcrowded and understaffed: Leaders take on challenges at Juvenile Detention Center

    MILWAUKEE — Overcrowding and not enough staff. Those are problems facing Milwaukee County’s Juvenile Detention Center. On Wednesday, May 18th, the county’s health committee heard a report about plans to address those problems. Some supervisors were not impressed. County health officials say the overcrowding at the Juvenile Detention Center is tied to the abuse allegations at Lincoln Hills School for Boys near Wausau. That correctional facility is now the subject of a federal investigation. It has led the county to […]

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    Zoning committee okays detailed design plan for new Milwaukee Bucks arena

    MILWAUKEE — A more detailed design plan for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena on Tuesday, May 17th was approved by the Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning Committee. Aldermen also approved plans for a nearby parking and residential complex, as well as the team’s new practice facility. Among the concerns expressed during the committee hearing was a question: Will the closed side of the arena be inviting to the public, or would it be a big, blank, imposing wall? Some also called […]

  • Explosion, fire at home on Ketterhagen Road in Burlington

    Was third person inside home that exploded in Burlington? Investigators work “diligently” to determine that

    BURLINGTON — More than 48 hours after a house exploded in Burlington in Racine County, crews on Monday, May 16th were still searching for clues, and also working to determine whether there was a third person inside the home when it caught fire and exploded on Saturday, May 14th. Investigators have already recovered the bodies of two people at the scene on Ketterhagen Road. All day on Monday, investigators and canines combed through the rubble after the explosion and fire, which […]

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    “A much safer transition:” Brown Deer Park to close stretch of parkway to add new golf tee

    BROWN DEER — After decades with a road that makes a full circle around Brown Deer Park, officials say they’re closing a stretch of the parkway permanently. The Milwaukee County Park Department’s message to upset residents is there are two key reasons for the project. For some people, walking or riding laps around the park is their routine. The parks department says closing that road will not only improve the golf experience, but it will make those joggers and cyclists safer. “It’s […]

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    Interim CEO says Wisconsin State Fair planning will continue despite Rick Frenette’s firing

    WEST ALLIS — One day after the Wisconsin State Fair Park’s Board of Directors fired the CEO of State Fair Park, FOX6 News heard from the interim leader. The board has shown no interest in telling the public why it voted Wednesday night, May 11th to fire Rick Frenette, who has run the fair since 2010. The woman who’s now taking his place says, the change will not throw off planning for this summer’s Wisconsin State Fair. It was mostly quiet Thursday, […]

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