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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
  • Trevor Casper

    Kiel community prepares for large turnout at Trooper Trevor Casper’s memorial service

    KIEL (WITI) — A small community prepares for a big service. Kiel could see its population double on Sunday when it hosts a memorial service for Trevor Casper, the state trooper killed Tuesday, March 24th in a shootout with a suspected bank robber. There will be a five hour visitation period starting at noon on Sunday, March 29th at Kiel High School, where Trevor Casper graduated less than four years ago. The memorial service will then begin at 5 p.m. Officials […]

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    From hoops to homework: Teacher taps into NCAA tourney for lesson in math

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Students in one Milwaukee school are using the NCAA tournament to learn math. The teacher leading the charge says she got the idea from filling out a bracket every year with her family. Michelle Hucke teaches eight grade at Victory School on Milwaukee’s south side. She started using the tournament as a teaching tool just last year. “You really can connect it with a lot of the math stuff we’re doing. We talk a lot about probability; what […]

  • Trevor Casper

    “An amazing young man:” Trevor Casper, trooper killed in confrontation was Kiel native

    KIEL (WITI/AP) — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who was killed in a confrontation with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac was a Kiel native who was active in high school sports and once made the prom court. He was a 2014 graduate of Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, Wisconsin. Trevor Casper was just 21 years old, and three months out of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s training academy before Tuesday night’s shootout in Fond du Lac. Authorities say both Casper […]

  • Arrowhead Union High School

    “Parents need to monitor:” Investigation at Hartland school after nude images found on school computers

    HARTLAND (WITI) — Hartland police are investigating three Arrowhead Union High School students after staff members found nude images on a pair of school computers. Police say it’s the latest reminder for parents to keep a close eye on what young people are doing online. Amber Dorschel doesn’t have to worry about her son’s online activity for awhile, but still, she says she’s concerned over the investigation taking place at Arrowhead Union High School in Hartland. “It is a little overwhelming […]

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    Hamilton family elated with panel decisions: “We know Christopher Manney didn’t do his job properly”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — An emotional night for the family of Dontre Hamilton, as a Fire and Police Commission panel ruled in former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney’s appeal hearing. There was an audible sigh of relief and some cheers Monday, March 23rd as the panel ruled that Manney violated MPD policy in his pat down of Dontre Hamilton on April 30th, 2014 at Red Arrow Park. That pat down preceded Manney’s fatal shooting of Hamilton. The panel also moved to uphold Christopher […]

  • Jonathan Sellers

    Jonathan Sellers gets 17.5 years in prison in death of popular club promoter Christopher Gray

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Two mothers made emotional statements in a Milwaukee County courtroom Friday morning, March 20th as one of the men convicted of killing popular Milwaukee club promoter Christopher Gray (Cali Kris) was sentenced. A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Jonathan Sellers on to 17.5 years in prison and another 12.5 years of extended supervision for his role in Gray’s death. “My life will never be the same, Jonathan Sellers. You robbed me from seeing my son’s smile, to hug him, to enjoy […]

  • housefire

    Blaze in Pleasant Prairie at home belonging to couple on trial this week; two bodies pulled from home

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WITI) — Firefighters from multiple departments battled a house fire in Pleasant Prairie early Thursday morning, March 19th. Pleasant Prairie police say the scene is being treated as a crime scene, and the bodies of two people were pulled from the home. Police say they received a report of an active house fire in the 1800 block of 128th Street shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The home belongs to a couple on trial this week on charges they neglected dozens […]

  • Lisa Toppi

    “This was my baby, and now he’s gone:” Aaron Siler’s mother says she grew up with Officer Torres

    KENOSHA (WITI) — We are hearing for the first time from the mother of 26-year-old Aaron Siler, the man shot and killed by Kenosha Police Officer Pablo Torres this past Saturday, March 14th near 22nd Avenue and 56th Street in Kenosha. As one might imagine, she’s devastated over the loss of her son, but adding to her pain is the fact that she grew up with the officer who pulled the trigger. The incident began just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, […]

  • Cindy Nowak

    “He worked tirelessly to help:” Woman says Officer Torres, who shot & killed Aaron Siler mentored her son

    KENOSHA (WITI) — Kenosha Police Officer Pablo Torres has been involved in two officer-involved shootings this month — one of them fatal. He is currently on leave following the latest shooting that occurred this past Saturday, March 14th. 26-year-old Aaron Siler was shot and killed near 22nd Avenue and 56th Street in Kenosha. FOX6 News spoke with someone who is supporting Officer Torres — saying he has been wonderful to her and her child. Kenosha police say Officer Torres has […]

  • Aaron Siler

    Shooting that killed Aaron Siler was Officer Pablo Torres’ second officer-involved shooting this month

    KENOSHA (WITI) — Kenosha police have identified the officer who pulled the trigger in this weekend’s fatal officer-involved shooting incident, and the man who was shot and killed. Police say the officer in this case was involved in another non-fatal officer-involved shooting incident earlier this month. The man who was shot and killed on Saturday, March 14th near 22nd Avenue and 56th Street in Kenosha has been officially identified by police as 26-year-old Aaron Siler. Police say the officer who shot […]

  • Madison police shooting

    Lawmakers discuss the push for outside investigations into police-involved deaths

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Last spring, Wisconsin became the first state to adopt a law requiring outside investigations into police-involved deaths. A co-sponsor of that bill now wants to add to the law. Last April, when Governor Walker singed Act 348, it became Wisconsin law that following an officer-involved death, an outside agency must lead the investigation. State Representative Chris Taylor co-sponsored the bill. “It was a first step toward a fairer process, a more independent process,” said Taylor. Taylor says […]

  • Madison police shooting

    Attorney General: Report on shooting of Tony Robinson sent to prosecutor in about two weeks

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — Wisconsin’s Attorney General Brad Schimel says a report on the shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny should be sent to a prosecutor in about two weeks. “At this time, we feel very confident that within two weeks, we will be in a position to turn over our completed reports to the DA,” Schimel said. Schimel updated the investigation Thursday, March 12th — speaking for the first time since the shooting last Friday, March […]


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