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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
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Leah Corney

    CHARGED: Woman accused of pouring hot grits on woman, six-month-old child as they slept

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — An argument between two women leaves a six-month-old child hospitalized with severe burns. After the fight, one of the women is accused of pouring hot grits on the other woman and her infant son while they slept. That woman has been criminally charged, and she made her first appearance in court on Wednesday, October 8th. 40-year-old Leah Corney faces two counts of first degree reckless injury, one count of child abuse – recklessly causing great harm […]

  • Our Daily Salt

    The business won a competition, and now, it’s helping to revitalize a south side neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It is a job most people associate with the past, but a new business on Milwaukee’s south side is bringing woodworking back into people’s kitchens — and it all started with an estimate that was too expensive. Located in a nondescript building near 35th and National is one of Milwaukee’s newest and most unique businesses. Felicia Wild is a woodworker. “I’m a trained chef, so I kinda stick with things that go well with food,” Wild said. But […]

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    Someone “broke in” and left Milwaukee renters without a place to stay

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — At least a dozen tenants have to find another place to stay. The Milwaukee building they were staying in lost its electricity — and was deemed unsafe. The owner of that property — is a familiar name. “I was so happy to have a place and they was working with me, so I jumped on it and ‘Okay, I got my own place now,'” said Samantha Woodley, who had to leave her apartment. Woodley says after having […]

  • west bend east high school

    A unanimous vote: School Board says “no” to proposed merger of West Bend West, East high schools

    WEST BEND (WITI) — West Bend could’ve been home to the state’s largest high school, but the community and the school board have said “no.” West Bend School Board members on Monday evening, October 6th unanimously voted down a proposal to merge the town’s two high schools. For about 45 years, West Bend East and West Bend West high schools have operated separately out of the same building. The West Bend School Board surveyed the community about a possible merger […]

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    Woodsmith proves to be a “cut” above the rest

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — One local neighborhood, one big challenge and one big reward. See how a local woodsmith proves to be a “cut” above the rest, Wednesday on FOX6 News at 9.


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