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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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  • Prosecution wraps in trial of Brown Deer officer after March 2016 shooting; witness testifies

    MILWAUKEE — Prosecutors called their last witness Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the trial of Brown Deer Police Officer Devon Kraemer, charged for a March 2016 shooting. On the seventh day of the trial, a man who was on the Milwaukee County Transit System bus before the shooting testified that he saw the entire incident transpire. He said Manuel Burnley, Jr., the man shot by Kraemer, wasn’t listening to officers but he also said he didn’t see Burnley as a threat […]

  • ‘I wasn’t struggling:’ Man shot by officer back on the stand, testifies about March 2016 shooting

    MILWAUKEE — The man shot by a Brown Deer police officer in March 2016 was questioned on Monday, Feb. 19 by the officer’s lawyer — and jurors also heard from the driver of the bus where the incident started. With Manuel Burnley Jr. on the stand on Monday, the court revisited the fare dispute that led up to the shooting, again playing the surveillance video from the MCTS bus on March 14, 2016. The driver, Kimberly Richards, flagged down Brown […]

  • Man shot by Brown Deer officer testifies at her trial; “I thought I was gonna get killed”

    MILWAUKEE — The man who was shot by Devon Kraemer took the stand in the trial of the Brown Deer police officer Friday, Feb. 16. Day five of the trial featured a number of questions that revolved around Manuel Burnley’s size. “When’s the last time you tried to do a push-up?” asked prosecutor, James Griffin. “I have no idea. High school?” Burnley replied. Burnley answered a series of questions about his fitness level Friday afternoon. The line of questioning from […]

  • Officer-involved shooting trial: Partner testifies as body camera video is played in court

    MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, Feb. 15, we heard from the partner of Devon Kraemer, a Brown Deer police officer who’s now on trial — charged for her decision to shoot a man during an attempted arrest. Officer Michael Leeman was on the stand the entire day Thursday. Prosecutors say his story changed from the days after the shooting to a recent version of what happened. Kraemer’s lawyers said the threat he described in a January report was real. In court, […]

  • Expert witness for prosecution: Brown Deer officer was not justified in shooting, wounding of man

    MILWAUKEE — Testimony began on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the trial of a Brown Deer police officer charged for shooting a suspect during an attempted arrest in March 2016. The first witness to take the stand, an expert witness for prosecutors, is no stranger to police-involved shootings in Wisconsin — and he said Officer Devon Kraemer was not justified. “More of the cases I work on are in favor of police, but sometimes against,” said Emanuel Kapelsohn, use-of-force expert. Kapelsohn was […]

  • ‘How far can you run?’ All kinds of questions asked as jury selected in trial of officer who shot man

    MILWAUKEE — There were, at times, strange questions in a Milwaukee County courtroom Tuesday, Feb. 13 on the second day of the trial for Brown Deer Police Officer Devon Kraemer, charged for her actions in a March 2016 shooting, as a jury was selected. Questions included things like the signs potential jurors have displayed and even their workout routines. “We will get you down to 14, I promise you, in a bit,” Michael Steinle, Kraemer’s attorney said. The main order […]

  • Trial begins for Brown Deer officer, charged with aggravated battery after March 2016 shooting

    MILWAUKEE — A Brown Deer police officer charged for a 2016 on-duty shooting went on trial Monday, Feb. 12. The judge presiding over the case has issued a special set of rules for the trial. Devon Kraemer, 28, faces one count of aggravated battery, use of a dangerous weapon. Jury selection began Monday and is set to continue Tuesday morning. On March 14, 2016, Kraemer responded to the calls of a Milwaukee County bus driver who said a man was causing […]

  • MFD determines origin of fire at tire recycling plant near 32nd and Locust

    MILWAUKEE — After two days, The Milwaukee Fire Department has found where the fire started at a tire recycling plant on Thursday, February 8th. A massive fire broke out at a tire store near 32nd and Locust Thursday, February 8th. Crews battled the blaze for several hours to get it under control. The size of the building is huge, and several units responded to the scene. Firefighters cut open a portion of the building to gain access to the flames. Milwaukee […]

  • Searching for hot spots: Firefighters monitor what remains of tire recycling fire

    MILWAUKEE — 24 hours later after it broke out, crews remained on the scene of a large fire at a tire recycling business on Milwaukee’s north side. Smoke rose Friday, Feb. 9 from the sprawling Tires Express property at 32nd and Locust. “Just a lot of smoke coming from in between these two houses across the street from me — and them spraying water and stuff down on that building over there,” said Sabreen Redd, who lives near the fire […]

  • ‘All hands will be on deck:’ Public works crews rest up ahead of winter storm

    UNION GROVE — Public works employees here went home early Thursday, Feb. 8 but there’s no snow day for these guys; they would have to clock back a few hours later. Public works personnel across southeast Wisconsin were tasked with driving plow trucks throughout the night. A winter storm was closing in Thursday night with the highest snow totals expected along the Wisconsin/Illinois border. “They’re telling us we’re in one of the hot spots from here south to the border,” […]

  • Mount Pleasant offers landowners 140 percent of land value for property on future Foxconn site

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant officials have confirmed the amount of the offers they are making to landowners on the future site of the Foxconn plant. One homeowner confirmed Wednesday she received the offer the village had announced. Back in December, FOX6 News watched as Sherri Shaver tried to catch a bright yellow parakeet — it’d be a memento from her final days on a piece of property along Braun Rd. in Mount Pleasant. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, crews worked […]

  • ‘I’m good at what I do:’ Common Council appoints interim health commissioner

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday, Feb. 6 approved a new interim health commissioner in response to the Milwaukee Health Department’s failure to track whether it was notifying the families of children who tested positive for lead poisoning. Patricia McManus said she believes the problem is worse than a bookkeeping mistake. “I’m good at what I do. I’ve done it a long time,” McManus said, as she took questions from the council for more than an hour. Common […]