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Hello everybody, I’m the latest in a growing line of Multimedia Journalists at FOX6. We’re basically jacks of all trades – we shoot, write, and edit the stories you see us report on the news. It’s a bit more work but I love recording video in the field knowing exactly how it will fit in my story.

I come to Milwaukee by way of WICD in Champaign, IL. That station has become a pipeline for FOX6 – I worked there with Bret Buganski, Ben Handelman and Brittney Sager. Once again, we’re together on weekends! 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 if 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 the 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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    When it comes to domestic violence, city leaders are urging everyone to SPEAK UP

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — City leaders ask everyone to get more involved in cases where they suspect domestic violence might be happening. Those who work closest with victims say each case in unique, and it’s a lot more complicated than just telling someone to get out of the relationship. In the last 8 days, Milwaukee has had 2 double murders resulting from domestic violence. City officials say the fact that neighbors heard domestic disputes near 39th and Clybourn but didn’t tell […]

  • Matthew Thrasher and Stephanie Underwood

    Store security guard who stopped suspects from shoplifting happy he could help solve Alabama murder

    KENOSHA/ALABAMA (WITI) — He stopped two people who were trying to steal vodka and energy drinks from a Kenosha Piggly Wiggly store — and in the process, helped police solve a murder in Alabama! It all started last Tuesday, January 13th — when Kenosha police received a complaint about a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of 89th Street — blocking a bus stop. Police checked the license plate information, and it was learned the car’s owner, 53-year-old David Hayes had […]

  • Matthew Thrasher and Stephanie Underwood

    Working together: Arrests made in Kenosha lead authorities in Alabama to discover missing man’s body

    KENOSHA/ALABAMA (WITI) — Kenosha police say arrests made in Wisconsin led authorities in Alabama to discover a missing man’s body. It all started last Tuesday, January 13th — when Kenosha police received a complaint about a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of 89th Street — blocking a bus stop. Police checked the license plate information, and it was learned the car’s owner, 53-year-old David Hayes had been reported missing out of Cullman County, Alabama. Less than an hour later, […]

  • Johnny Ray Mathis

    TRAGIC: 60-year-old man killed in hit-and-run dealt with life-long effects of crash decades ago

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Police continue to look for the driver responsible for hitting and killing a man on Milwaukee’s north side last Saturday afternoon, January 17th — but they have nothing to go on. Investigators say they have yet to find a single witness. It has made the loss even more difficult for the family of Johnny Ray Mathis. “He was used to getting up and just walking — taking long walks early in the morning,” Mathis’ sister, Bernice Carter said. […]

  • Wreck at Santa Monica & Hampton

    Three robbery suspects in custody after police pursuit of stolen vehicle leads to collision

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police arrested three robbery suspects who led police on a chase in a stolen SUV on Monday, January 19th. That chase ended with a collision at the intersection of Santa Monica and Hampton. Police initially said a fourth suspect was on the loose — but said Tuesday there were only three suspects. Officials say the suspects robbed a 16-year-old Milwaukee girl of her cell phone near 38th and Chambers around 2:45 p.m. The police pursuit ended when […]

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    “This is horrible:” Neighbors search for answers in south side Milwaukee stabbing

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police have identified the two people killed in a stabbing Thursday night, January 16th. Police say the suspect also injured three other people, and everyone involved is related. Both neighbors and police sources say the two people killed are the suspect’s father and sister. Police say three other people were cut, including two kids, but police say those injuries are minor. The suspect is in custody and neighbors want to know what led to this attack. […]

  • Stabbing

    Two dead after five people stabbed near 20th and Lapham on south side

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal stabbing that has occurred near S. 20th Street and Lapham Street in Milwaukee. Two people are dead — a 47-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman. It happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. Police say this is a domestic situation, as all of those involve appear to be related. Two children, ages eight and nine suffered superficial stab wounds — as did a 46-year-old woman. They were taken to the hospital for treatment. […]

  • Nate Hamilton

    Dontre Hamilton’s brother voices radio ad, speaks out against proposed downtown streetcar project

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Nate Hamilton, the brother of Dontre Hamilton, the 31-year-old man shot and killed by former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney in Red Arrow Park last April is speaking out against the proposal for a streetcar in downtown Milwaukee. In a radio ad, Hamilton says the project represents “government-sanctioned racial oppression.” Those backing the proposal say that’s nonsense. The transcript of Nate Hamilton’s radio ad reads as follows: “This is Nate Hamilton. My brother Dontre Hamilton was shot […]

  • flu

    Two-year-old Ozaukee County boy dies from flu, others urged to get vaccine

    OZAUKEE (WITI) —  A child in Ozaukee County has died from influenza, according to the Ozaukee County Public Health Department. Officials say the two-year-old boy died on Christmas Day. The Ozaukee County Coroner confirms the boy died from Type A influenza. The boy’s name is not being released while officials wait to receive the final autopsy report. In the meantime, health officials say this most recent strain of the flu is unique — and they’re asking anyone who hasn’t already to get […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department

    “It’s really sad:” Police investigate homicide involving a child; baby boy’s babysitter in custody

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a homicide involving a child — and the child’s babysitter is in custody. Officers were called to a residence in the area of N. 63rd Street and Bobolink Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 9th. The victim, 20-month-old Laderreo Toliver-Burkett, was found to be suffering from numerous physical injuries. He was treated over the weekend, and police say the child died on Monday, January 12th. The child’s babysitter, a […]

  • O'Donnell Park

    What should be done with O’Donnell Park? County supervisors call for seven-member Task Force

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — What should be done with Milwaukee’s O’Donnell Park and its parking structure? In mid-December, the Milwaukee County Board voted 9-8 against selling the park and its parking structure to Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual had offered to purchase the parking structure and park for $14 million. The company was interested in the property because it’s located directly across the street from where the company is building a new office tower. County Supervisor Jason Haas voted against the sale. […]

  • new berlin

    New Berlin police apprehend robbery suspects with the help of alert citizens

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — They knocked at the front door, but New Berlin police say a group of burglars from Milwaukee hoped no one would answer. Police say they were able to arrest the suspects thanks to some alert residents. Dennis Babe says he’s still a bit perplexed by what a group of thieves took from his home on Monday, January 5th. “This $10 Radio Shack headset. I can`t understand their rhyme or reason. There were some much more expensive home […]

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