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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
  • Bill to allow permitless carry stirs up controversy, especially in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A bill that would loosen gun restrictions in Wisconsin is drawing a sharp response from City Hall here. The bill would allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit or training. Supporters say it’s really not all that different from the law right now. Critics argue it will make gun violence even worse in urban areas. Wisconsin would be the 13th state to approve permitless or constitutional carry. This week, the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee […]

  • “He’s here. He’s robbing us:” Police release 911 call made during armed robbery of ALDI

    TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Police here have released the 911 call from inside the Town of Brookfield ALDI store before it was robbed on Saturday night, September 16th. Employees were immediately suspicious because of other recent robberies at area ALDI stores. “Somebody walked in our store and we don’t know where this person went,” the caller can be heard saying toward the beginning of the call. Around 7:45 Saturday night, an employee of the grocery store first called police. Call […]

  • “It’s kind of unsettling:” ALDI robbery possibly connected to others

    TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Police in the Town of Brookfield are looking for the man who held up an ALDI store here this past weekend. Investigators in other communities say they believe it was the same suspect who robbed the ALDI stores in their towns. The robbery put several stores on lockdown on Saturday night, September 16th. Town of Brookfield Police confirmed Tuesday, September 19th they are working with other departments to see if Saturday’s robbery was connected to other […]

  • After Foxconn bill signing, some Mount Pleasant residents worry they’ll have to give up their homes

    MOUNT PLEASANT — While Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentives package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, residents down the road worry the factory will force them out of their homes. Homeowners up and down Braun Road between Highway 11 and the Kenosha County line said Monday they see the DNR “wetland delineation” flags as a clue and said they just want more information. While Foxconn has yet to announce a […]

  • “It’s scary:” 59-year-old child enticement suspect arrested after 3 incidents reported

    WEST ALLIS — Milwaukee police announced Thursday night, September 14th they arrested a 59-year-old man in connection to a child enticement that happened the night before. Police said a 12-year-old boy was walking home from a park near 49th and Manitoba Wednesday, September 13th around 5:00 p.m. He was near 60th and Oklahoma when he was approached by a suspicious man who tried to entice him. According to police, the child walked away and the suspect fled the scene. MPD […]

  • City of Kenosha no longer in hunt to land Foxconn plant; mayor says “It doesn’t quite work”

    KENOSHA — The mayor here said Tuesday his city is withdrawing its bid to land a Foxconn manufacturing plant. Mayor John Antaramian wrote to Gov. Scott Walker on Monday, September 11th that the legislative bill being considered for Foxconn doesn’t do enough to address state laws Antaramian said would force the city to take on an undue amount of long-term risk. Antaramian said the city had three main reasons for dropping out of the Foxconn chase. First, he said any Kenosha County […]

  • “I knew I shouldn’t be driving:” Woman accused in fatal, wrong-way, head-on crash after Brewers game

    WAUKESHA — A Pewaukee woman made her first court appearance here Wednesday. She is accused of killing a woman in a wrong-way, head-on crash while driving drunk on Highway 164 in the Town of Lisbon Monday night, September 11th. 23-year-old Abby Dominski of Pewaukee faces one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and one count of OWI, causing injury (first offense) after the crash on State Highway 164 near South Jay Lane. 44-year-old Candace Franckowiak lost her […]

  • Wisconsin businesses pitch in to bring relief to victims of Irma; “Don’t wait, come to us”

    MILWAUKEE — Whether it’s a jolt of electricity or a much-needed prescription, companies in southeast Wisconsin are doing what they can to bring relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma. Dr. Hashim Zaibak said Monday anyone who has evacuated to Wisconsin should not risk going a few days without their prescription. He said he’s worried some people may have evacuated to Wisconsin and forgot their medicine. “Maybe they have insurance where they’re restricted to their state — Texas or Florida […]

  • “I fear trust will never be rebuilt:” Local officials react to leaked DOJ report on MPD

    MILWAUKEE — Elected officials and community activists called for the Milwaukee Police Department to make the changes recommended in the draft of a federal report. Chief Ed Flynn has questioning the draft’s findings. The report has not been finalized – in fact, it’s now several months overdue. Those at Friday’s event referred to a draft of the US Department of Justice’s report. That draft was leaked but activists say no matter how it became public, police should take it seriously. […]

  • Family thankful for Brake Safety Day semi checks after fatal crash on I-94 in May

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Wisconsin State Patrol officials had a unique focus Thursday, September 7th: the brakes on semi trucks. One Southeast Wisconsin family was especially grateful for commercial Brake Safety Day. Semi drivers are used to tipping the scales at the Safety and Weight Enforcement facility just over the state line in Kenosha County. But Thursday, a number of trucks had to pass a different test. “We’re checking the braking efficiency of a vehicle, and what that’s doing is, it’s […]

  • Wisconsin medical team headed south, awaits deployment in path of Irma: “Our focus is the people”

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly two dozen medical specialists will represent Wisconsin as they treat people injured by Hurricane Irma. Six members of the group flew out General Mitchell International Airport to Atlanta. The entire team will wait in Georgia until they find out where they’re needed. Donning their black shirts and khaki pants, Lisa Hass-Peters and Nick Jupin are among the 23 members of the Wisconsin One Disaster Medical Assistance Team. “We are all medical professionals in our own right, so […]

  • “I cried when I heard:” Hundreds turn out for rally, march in Racine after DACA announcement

    RACINE — President Donald Trump’s administration announced Tuesday, September 5th it’s phasing out the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and leaving it to Congress to come up with an alternative. Groups of protesters gathered after the announcement was made, with some saying they’re feeling frustrated and betrayed. In downtown Racine, those who defend DACA said it is cruel to make deportation a possibility for those who’ve lived in the United States since they were kids. That includes Cendi Trujillo, […]