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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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    Collision on the water: Two injured in incident involving two boats in Twin Lakes

    TWIN LAKES (WITI) — Rescue crews on Sunday evening, August 31st were called out to Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes after two boats apparently collided. Boaters enjoyed their Labor Day weekend on the water of Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes on Sunday, August 31st. Around 5:00 p.m., some of those on shore noticed a commotion. “What we found was a bunch of police cars, lots of boats backed up,” Leann Seikel said. Twin Lakes police say two boats collided — […]

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    PILOT IDENTIFIED: Plane takes off from airport in Waukesha, crashes into Atlantic Ocean

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore. Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning, August 31st after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling from the single-engine Cirrus. Littlejohn says the chances of finding anything else were slim. The plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation’s capital Saturday afternoon, scrambling […]

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    Rowdy teens tearing a community apart, neighbors “live in fear”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The people in one Milwaukee neighborhood make a plea for more police. They say violent teens have forced a long-time staple of the community to close its doors for good. At first, it may seem strange that people in the Merrill Park neighborhood are upset because the Speedway was shut down on Saturday. But neighbors say the boarded up windows there symbolize the problems they face. “Our residents here, many of them live in fear,” said Bob […]

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    Cleaning up South Shore Beach: MillerCoors joins UW-Milwaukee in the effort

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee’s South Shore Beach could soon be a lot cleaner, thanks to the city’s largest brewery. MillerCoors announced it is donating a half-million dollars toward the cleanup of South Shore Beach. Currently, E. Coli is a big problem at a South Shore Beach. With money from MillerCoors and a partnership with UW-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee County Parks System believes it’s ready to solve that problem — one caused primarily by birds and cars. You need water to make […]

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    Charged: Sheboygan woman accused of selling heroin to her own mother

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY (WITI) — Two Sheboygan women have been arrested in connection with a deadly heroin overdose. Both suspects were already facing charges for selling the drug to their own relatives. In one woman’s case — her own mother! Early Friday morning, August 22nd, paramedics tried to save an unresponsive woman at a home on 14th Street in Sheboygan. 26-year-old Nadine Rothering was eventually pronounced dead at the scene — with officers noting she had a phone number written in […]

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    “We do have our own wants and needs:” Does the Village of Caledonia need its own school district?

    CALEDONIA (WITI) — The Village of Caledonia is revisiting the idea of creating its own school district. The initial effort fizzled out six years ago, but supporters say it’s time to try again. Currently, the Village of Caledonia is part of the Racine Unified School District. In order for the village to leave, voters in the district would have to approve a referendum, and the Racine Unified School Board would have to approve Caledonia’s departure. Supporters say the village should […]

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    On Friday, they occupied Milwaukee police headquarters; Another protest planned for Monday

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The anger in Ferguson, Missouri, after an unarmed, 18-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer, continues to make an impact in southeastern Wisconsin. Protesters crowded Milwaukee Police Department’s headquarters on Friday, August 22nd, and another demonstration is planned for Monday afternoon. Friday’s protest began at Red Arrow Park, where 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in April. On Monday, protesters plan to march from the federal courthouse to Red […]

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    He volunteered to fight fires, but now he’s charged with starting them

    SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a volunteer firefighter in connection with two arson cases in the Town of Russell. The 22-year-old Holstein man is accused of starting two fires in the Town of Russell in August: The first fire was reported on August 5th at St. Paul’s Christian Church on County Road J. Officials say fire damage was discovered on the outside of the building. The second fire was reported on August 6th  at 3:43 […]

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    Friday night football in Waukesha: Not quite what you would expect, at least this week

    (WITI) — Football season begins Friday night for most high school students around the state. It was supposed to be the debut of brand new fields at two Waukesha schools. But the big reveal will have to wait for two very different reasons. There will be a football scrimmage Friday night on the brand new Waukesha South field. The Blackshirts were supposed to open the season and christen the new field against Nicolet. But last week, the Glendale school announced […]

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    New tool for police agencies: Simple nasal mist is saving lives

    RACINE CO. (WITI) — It’s a simple spray, but it saves lives. Members of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office have seen just how effective this new tool. Now, the sheriff is pushing for more department to get on board. For some time, paramedics have used Naloxone or Narcan to treat people who have overdosed on opiates; drugs like oxycodone, morphine and heroin. It comes in the form of a nasal mist that stops the flow of the opiate. “In my […]

  • James Foley

    James Foley, journalist and Marquette University alum, beheaded by ISIS

    MILWAUKEE (WITI/CNN) — A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist and Marquette University alum James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq. In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. He reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his “real killer” is America. “I wish I had more time. I wish I could […]

  • Michael Bell, whose son was shot, killed by officer, comments on unrest in Ferguson, MO

    KENOSHA (WITI) — After working to pass a bill aimed at assuring independent investigations into police-involved deaths, Michael Bell Sr. is now getting national attention. His efforts in Wisconsin are now under a larger spotlight following the controversial shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Bell’s oldest son, Michael Jr., was shot and killed by a Kenosha police officer in 2004. While the police department cleared its officers of any wrongdoing, Bell eventually settled with the city for […]

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