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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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    Waukesha police seek vehicle after man shot, injured near Cheviot Chase & Racine Avenue

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Waukesha police on Monday evening, May 25th were on the scene of a shooting in Waukesha — near Cheviot Chase and Racine Avenue. Police say a man was shot, and he is expected to survive. Police are looking for a vehicle — but they were not providing a description of the vehicle on Monday night. FOX6 News spoke with a neighbor who said he heard what he thought were fireworks on Monday evening, and then police showed up. No […]

  • MPS

    Plan for reform: MPS board to vote on plan to take over of underachieving schools

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Seeking reform on their own. That’s the goal of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, which set a special meeting for Thursday evening, May 21st. Board members were set to vote on a plan to improve underperforming schools. Its plan is similar to one proposed by Republican lawmakers, but with some key differences. The Republican-led plan passed the Joint Finance Committee earlier this week. It would create a new commissioner who would work separate from the school board with […]

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    Joint Finance Committee approves plan to give County Executive a say in what happens to struggling schools

    MADISON/MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was a late night at the Capitol Tuesday, May 19th as lawmakers stayed past midnight for a Joint Committee on Finance session. Lawmakers covered a large collection of education proposals, including a controversial plan to give the Milwaukee County Executive a say in what happens to struggling schools in Milwaukee. As midnight approached in Madison, lawmakers to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance, the state’s budget-writing committee discussed a plan Republican supporters say would improve […]

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    Racine Unified teacher arrested on suspicion of OWI after serious, head-on crash in Caledonia

    CALEDONIA (WITI) — A teacher is supposed to set an example for students, but a Racine teacher was arrested late Monday night, May 18th following a serious head-on collision in Caledonia. Police say it is believed she was driving drunk. Caledonia police late Monday night responded to 6 Mile Road near Botting Road for a crash involving two vehicles that suffered significant damage. Officials say the preliminary investigation revealed a eastbound vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Angela-Marie Maynard crossed the center line […]

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    Bucks President Peter Feigin called to Madison to meet with Walker; could arena deal come soon?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Talks about a new downtown Milwaukee Bucks arena could be heating back up. Bucks President Peter Feigin was called to Madison on Monday, May 18th — the same day a coalition representing 20,000 trades-people announced support for the project. Feigin had to miss a luncheon in Milwaukee Monday. He was supposed to be a panelist. Instead, multiple sources confirm for FOX6 Feigin was asked to attend a meeting at Governor Scott Walker’s office in Madison. That is […]

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    409 Sub Club: Special ed students raise money for class trip and charity one sandwich at a time

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Many of us will grab a sub for lunch every now and then — but not from a business like this. Some Milwaukee students are funding their class trip, and clothes for the homeless, one sandwich at a time. Special ed students are Golda Meir School have formed a bond through their own club, ‘The Sub Club.’ As the school year winds down, they’re closing in on their two goals: serve others and save money for an […]

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    “I need to wean myself off:” Children’s Hospital nurse in hot water, accused of stealing painkillers

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A nurse at Children’s Hospital is facing serious charges. She’s accused of stealing painkillers from the hospital and those who treat addiction say it’s part of a growing problem. The Meta House in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood treats women battling addiction. “Women 20 years ago were mostly addicted to alcohol and perhaps crack cocaine,” said Christine Ullstrup, Meta House vice president of clinical services. Ullstrup says the problem remains, but with a different substance. “It’s been the last maybe […]

  • Protesters arrested in Madison

    Arrests made during rallies over Tony Robinson’s death, protesters say “we aren’t going anywhere”

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — Protesters were back out in the streets of Madison Wednesday, May 13th — one day after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced no charges would be filed against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson. On Wednesday afternoon, some of those demonstrating were arrested. Robinson was shot and killed on Friday night, March 6th at an apartment home on Williamson Street in Madison. In his decision not to file charges against […]

  • “Status quo is not acceptable:” Proposal suggests change in Milwaukee Public Schools

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A commissioner with the authority to take control of struggling public schools in Milwaukee. That’s the proposal from a pair of state lawmakers.  Critics say it undermines the vote of Milwaukee residents. Those pushing the proposal say major change is long overdue when it comes to Milwaukee Public Schools. MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says before the state pursues major change in Milwaukee schools, she should have the chance to get the wheels in motion on her plans […]

  • West Allis Central High School prom favor

    “Completely inappropriate:” Some parents displeased, even disgusted by prom favor at West Allis school

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — In the days leading up to prom, school officials at West Allis Central High School warned students about the dangers of underage drinking and drinking and driving. Some parents say the parting gift students received after prom on Saturday night, May 9th undermined that message. Parents and students say in the past, prom favors included things like sunglasses or lanyards. Some say this year’s gift was totally inappropriate. The signs warning against underage drinking remain out […]

  • UWM rally against proposed UW System cuts

    Students fight back against cuts to UW System that now look more likely: “It’s hard to afford tuition”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Fighting back against proposed cuts, UW-Milwaukee students rallied Thursday, May 7th. Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget calls for $300 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System. Thursday’s rally came one day after lawmakers in Madison learned there would be no extra tax revenue — something they had hoped would help ease those proposed cuts. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau on Wednesday released a report that showed tax collection revenue to date has grown by 3.3%. In January, […]

  • money

    State revenue is lagging but what does that mean for taxpayers?

    MADISON (WITI) — No new state revenue. That’s the word from Madison — where a new report shows tax collection isn’t growing as fast as expected. Democrats and Republicans are split over what that means for taxpayers. “Start looking seriously at the revenue we have and additional choices we could make,” Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) said. That’s the message from Wisconsin Democrats Wednesday, May 6th following the release of a tax report from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. In January, it […]

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