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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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    3-day strike comes to an end: MCTS buses back on the road Saturday

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County bus drivers wrapped up the third day of their strike — and returned to work on Saturday, July 4th. But union officials say there are still a number of issues preventing them from accepting a deal. Union President James Macon says their biggest complaint right now is the county’s offer to hire more part-time drivers. He says long-term, that could weaken the union as a larger share of drivers wouldn’t have the same benefits as full-time drivers. […]

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    Lawmakers approve transportation budget; critics say delaying construction projects will cost jobs

    MADISON — Lawmakers on the powerful Joint Finance Committee are wrapping up work on the state budget. On Thursday, July 2nd, they approved a transportation budget — one critics say just kicks the can down the road, costing thousands of jobs in the process. The task for lawmakers when it comes to transportation was closing a billion-dollar funding gap. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation suggested raising the gas tax, but Governor Scott Walker has maintained he will not raise taxes […]

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•	Fronting existing Fourth Street and proximate to Old World Third Street, the site connects to the greater Milwaukee community including across the Milwaukee river to the vibrant downtown core.

    Barrett, Abele meet with Republican leaders on arena funding proposal as Dems request meeting

    MADISON — State and local officials met Thursday morning, July 2nd at the Governor’s Office in Madison to talk about the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee, but with even more company. In a scene similar to meetings earlier this year, Republican legislative leaders met with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Thursday morning. This time, Mayor Barrett was accompanied by state Democratic officials, including Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca and Senate Minority Leader Jennifer […]

  • State GOP leaders reveal budget plan

    Lawmakers make progress toward budget agreement; Assembly to vote on spending plan next week

    MADISON — After nearly a month-long stalemate, Republican leaders in Madison say they’re making progress toward a budget agreement. Republicans who control the Assembly plan to vote on the budget next week. The major sticking points were the funding plan for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee, prevailing wage reforms, and funding for transportation projects. It now appears as though the Bucks arena funding proposal and the prevailing wage proposal will be taken up as stand-alone measures, separate […]

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    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos unveils measure to cut use of prevailing wage by 60%

    MADISON — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a proposal scaling back the use of prevailing wage in Wisconsin has the votes to pass the Assembly — and he’s waiting for Senate leaders to say what they have the votes to do. Vos on Monday, June 29th joined with other Republican Assembly members to unveil a measure to cut the use of the prevailing wage by 60%. The law sets minimum salaries for construction workers in many public projects. Vos says at […]

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage

    Supporters, opponents of same-sex marriage weigh in on U.S. Supreme Court ruling

    MILWAUKEE — Members of the LGBT community in Milwaukee and their allies are celebrating even though same-sex marriage has been legal in Wisconsin since last year. They say it’s a historic day in all 50 states. Supporters of Friday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, including Wisconsin’s ACLU chapter, say our nation’s highest court is right to determine that a person’s right to marry is essential to his or her freedom. “Marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans. Whether they’re […]

  • Affordable Care Act Ruling

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds key provision in Affordable Care Act

    MILWAUKEE — In a 6-3 decision Thursday, June 25th, the United States Supreme Court saved the controversial Affordable Care Act — the health care law that will define President Barack Obama’s administration for generations to come. The ruling holds that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal marketplaces. It staved off a major political showdown and a mad scramble […]

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    Milwaukee Democrats meet with Republican leaders at the Capitol to discuss Bucks arena funding plan

    MADISON/MILWAUKEE — Some new faces are at the table as negotiations continue regarding a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. A group of Milwaukee Democrats met with Republican leaders on Wednesday, June 24th at the Capitol in Madison. “It was a very informal meeting and I would say the one thing you can know for sure is that we`re committed to keeping the Bucks here,” Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) said. Senator Taylor is one of those from Milwaukee who […]

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    “It’s a horrible mess:” Fire damages apartment complex in Shorewood; cause under investigation

    SHOREWOOD — Firefighters were called out to a fire at an apartment complex near Edgewood and Oakland in Shorewood on Tuesday, June 23rd. The call came in just after 8:30 a.m. Officials say the fire broke out in an apartment on the fourth floor of the building. Authorities believe the unit was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Investigators are working to determine a cause. Authorities say the apartment unit where the fire occurred sustained fire, water and smoke damage. The rest […]

  • Little League in Wind Lake

    “They really love playing:” Parents pleased storms stayed away Monday night so kids could play ball

    WIND LAKE — Storms pushed through on Monday morning, June 22nd — leaving damage in their wake in some areas, and thousands without power. Some worried about an expected second round of storms later Monday — but luckily, those storms stayed away from southeastern Wisconsin. It was good news for folks who had Monday evening plans. A number of Little League and adult softball teams had games scheduled for Monday evening at Meyer Park in Wind Lake. Players big and […]

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    12-year-old boy struck by vehicle while crossing street on his bike

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that happened around 7:30 a.m. on June 12 at the intersection of N. 43rd Street and W. Good Hope Road. Police and a witness say the child was going north on 43rd and rode into the intersection against a red light while trying to cross Good Hope Road. That’s when a car slammed into the child, who was critically hurt. Jerry Turriff says he was in the office of his repair shop near […]

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    MICAH rallies to stop school takeover: “This is a plan that is going to weaken Milwaukee Public Schools”

    MILWAUKEE — Parents, teachers and now clergy in Milwaukee rally against a state proposal that could controvert struggling Milwaukee Public Schools into charter or private schools. Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) hosted Thursday’s protest which included a march to Hopkins-Lloyd School on the city’s north side. Hopkins-Lloyd is one of 55 MPS schools the state grades as ‘failing to meet expectations.’ Under the republican-led proposal, that would make it eligible for conversion. Even though the plan could […]


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