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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!


Recent Articles
  • Cindy Wadd

    “I gotta call the cops!” Boys in the car with mom whom police say was drunk have a terrifying story to tell

    WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — A pair of brothers are talking about a terrifying ride to their father’s house — saying their mother was drunk, nearly leaving the road multiple times. “It`s sickening that she could think that it`s okay to just endanger us children like that,” 17-year-old 1Collin Regalia said. Collin Regalia says he knew something was wrong this past Sunday, October 26th when his mom pulled out of her Pewaukee driveway. “She turned around on the basketball court and […]

  • Jessie Blodgett

    His daughter Jessie was murdered and now, Buck Blodgett works to end male-on-female violence

    HARTFORD (WITI) — It was a message of love from a father with many reasons to hate. Buck Blodgett lost his daughter, Jessie in a brutal murder last year. Daniel Bartelt was recently sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Now, Buck Blodgett is working to end male-on-female violence, and he says that mission starts with love. “Love is greater than hate” is the theme of Buck Blodgett’s initiative. That message was seen on blue bracelets and […]

  • Mary Burke, Gov. Scott Walker

    Crunch time for the candidates: November 4th general election is about a week away!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There’s just about one week left until voters head to the polls in the November 4th General Election, and Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke will spend the next week making last-minute campaign stops. Mary Burke will host President Barack Obama in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Governor Walker is saying he doesn’t need help from outside the state. As Election Day draws near, Walker and Burke are asking supporters to think about casting their ballot […]

  • law

    “Wisconsin has good ideas:” East coast efforts to implement law from badger state

    NEW JERSEY/WISCONSIN (WITI) — Wisconsin was the first to do it, and now the badger state might have some company. A New Jersey lawmaker has written a bill that is based on Wisconsin’s Act 348, which calls for an outside agency to investigate police-involved deaths. “I think it’s a lot of validation, I mean people just aren’t accepting those pat answers we used to get before,” said Michael Bell, pushed for police oversight bill. Next month, Bell will fly to New […]

  • homeless

    Homeless for a day: Milwaukee politician spends night in a box to raise awareness

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee politician will be sleeping in a box on Thursday night. County Supervisor Michael Mayo is spending the night outside. He’s doing it to support more than 3,000 people believed to be homeless in Milwaukee County. Supervisor Mayo has been at Dineen Park since 5 p.m. He’s got a fire going and is asking people to come by with hats, coats, gloves, as well as hygiene products like soap and toothpaste. He’s concerned about two groups […]

  • Joe Davis

    Campaign 2016: Alderman Joe Davis wants to be Milwaukee’s next mayor

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There’s another official candidate running for mayor of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis announced his candidacy at a body shop in his district on Wednesday afternoon, October 22nd. “It pains me to see the conditions that have been created through the lack of attention in certain areas due to misguided priorities,” said Davis. Davis’ candidacy makes the 2016 election a three-person race. In July, Alderman Bob Donovan announced his bid for mayor. “I think it speaks volumes […]

  • chase

    Brothers busted after high-speed chase in Kenosha County

    KENOSHA CO. (WITI) — A pair of Milwaukee brothers now face felony charges after a high-speed chase. Dashcam video shows them weaving between cars and trucks — all in the middle of the day. Just before noon on Thursday, October 16th, the driver of a silver Chevrolet Malibu fled from a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy who tried to stop him for speeding. Inside the car were brothers Gualbert and Jonathan Portillo. “This is probably the riskiest chase that I’ve seen in […]

  • copper

    Copper thefts at Marian Center continue over weekend

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The home for a number of Milwaukee nonprofits is targeted once again by thieves. FOX6 News reported last week about the three sections of copper downspouts that were stolen at the Marian Center. Monday, October 20th, workers discovered another section was taken over the weekend. The estimate for repairs related to last week’s thefts will cost more that $1,200 to replace those gutters. They learned the scrap value of what was taken is about $100, so that […]

  • dontre manney

    Was a pat-down reasonable? Milwaukee Police Chief says Manney had “no good reason”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Was a pat-down reasonable? It’s the question that defines the debate over whether Christopher Manney should’ve been fired from the Milwaukee Police Department. Friday, a man who trains officers for a living took FOX6 News through the factors police must consider. Brian Dorow runs the Criminal Justice Program at Waukesha Community Technical College. He does not comment on specific cases, but sat down with FOX6 News to talk about what an officer looks for when deciding whether […]

  • City Hall

    Tense atmosphere: Police officers pack City Hall, alderman calls Manney firing “injustice”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — More than 100 Milwaukee police officers and police supporters packed City Hall on Thursday, October 16th in support of fired Officer Christopher Manney. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on Wednesday announced he signed an order terminating Manney from the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the shooting of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park on April 30th. In firing Manney, Chief Flynn said his reason for doing so wasn’t Manney’s deadly use of force, but rather, the […]

  • red arrow park

    Conflict of interest? Some state investigators who worked Dontre Hamilton case used to work for MPD

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on Wednesday, October 15th announced the police officer who shot and killed 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park on April 30th has been fired. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is still trying to decide whether Christopher Manney will face criminal charges. A new state law requires officer-involved deaths be investigated by an outside agency. In this case, the state’s Department of Criminal Investigation handled the case — and as it […]

  • Ebola

    Local, state health officials gather to ensure they’re on the same page on Ebola

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There has been no reported or confirmed cases of Ebola in Wisconsin, but health officials met on Tuesday, October 14th in Milwaukee to make sure they’re prepared if Ebola reaches the state. The “Ebola Symposium” featured national experts as well as local officials and doctors. Those involved in the symposium say it’s highly unlikely we’ll see an Ebola patient in Wisconsin — but this is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The virus has killed more than […]

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