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Hello everybody, I joined the FOX6 news team on Valentine’s Day 2012. I’ve since fallen in love with Milwaukee! The best part of my job is when I can personally help make someone’s life a little better – with the help of our viewers. A great example was on New Year’s Day 2016 when we helped one viewer donate a wheelchair to a woman who had hers stolen.

I come to Milwaukee by way of WICD in Champaign, IL. That station has become a pipeline for FOX6 – I worked there with our own Ben Handelman and FOX 6 alums Bret Buganski and Brittney Sager. 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 when 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 more 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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    “This is significant growth:” Milwaukee-based developer named for arena district residential units

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks released on Friday, February 24th renderings of the $17.5 million apartment complex that will be built next to the new arena. The team selected Milwaukee-based Royal Capital Group LLC to develop the 90-unit apartment structure within the new arena district. Officials believe the privately-funded complex will help make growth around the arena contagious. The proposed residential development will be located along the eastern side of N. Sixth St. between W. Juneau Ave. and W. McKinley Ave. […]

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    Man who used to be priest at Wauwatosa school accused of inappropriate contact with young girl

    MILWAUKEE — A long-time priest could now face a long prison sentence. He’s accused of molesting a young girl over the course of several years. 75-year-old Robert Marsicek of Milwaukee is charged with three counts of first-degree child sexual assault – contact with a child under age 13. This, in connection with events that allegedly took place at St. Pius X Grade School in Wauwatosa. The alleged molestation took place from 2007 through 2010. In December 2016, a 15-year-old girl went […]

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    Bucks arena milestone: With first pre-cast concrete in place, project is 25% complete

    MILWAUKEE — There is now a foundation for some of the seats that will go into the new downtown Milwaukee Bucks arena. The first concrete blocks in what will be the seating area were installed on Wednesday, February 22nd. “This is a big deal. This is kind of evolving past steel,” Peter Feigin, Bucks president said. The pre-cast concrete blocks that will eventually make up rows of seats were lowered into place late Wednesday afternoon. Mortenson is the construction firm […]

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    Milwaukee Bucks announce partnership with Daktronics, reveal “unique” scoreboard design

    MILWAUKEE– The Milwaukee Bucks say their new arena will have the biggest scoreboard of its kind in the NBA. Bucks President Peter Feigin announced on Tuesday morning, February 21st, a new partnership with Daktronics. The South Dakota-based company will outfit the new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with state-of-the-art digital displays. The Bucks say the main scoreboard will be the biggest of its kind in the NBA. Aside from size, they say the way it’s designed will give fans a […]

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    “We lost a great fan; one of the best:” Touching tribute to a huge Packers fan, Bill Snyder

    HARTLAND — The sons of a Green Bay Packers fan recently paid tribute to their dad in a very special way, and the response from the team, along with current and former players has been overwhelming for the family. For so many people, the love of the Green Bay Packers is handed down from generation to generation. That was the case for the Snyder family. When Bill Snyder died unexpectedly earlier this month, his sons, Steve and Jeff, shared their story […]

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    “It’s heart-wrenching:” Community rallies around Milwaukee firefighter, wife facing health challenges

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee firefighter is battling a rare disease. While seeking answers, the family learned of another life-threatening challenge. The community is now rallying around the Geppert family. On Sunday morning, February 19th, those who know Derek Geppert said the fire house is where he so desperately wants to be. “There is nothing more Derek would want in this world than to get back to his job. It is the one thing in this world I think he loves more […]

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    Rep. Sean Duffy, considered a favorite by many, will not run for Senate in 2018

    MILWAUKEE — Many considered him the front-runner in the Republican primary, expecting him to go on and challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018. But Republican Congressman Sean Duffy has taken his name out of the hat; he announced on Thursday, February 16th he will not run for U.S. Senate. The decision leaves a wide-open field of possible candidates. In a statement, Duffy said he and his wife, Rachel, have decided “this is not the right time to run for Senate.” […]

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    “It’s a very serious charge:” Teen accused of shooting, killing his paralyzed cousin

    KENOSHA — A teen appearing in juvenile court in Kenosha County on Wednesday, February 15th is accused of shooting and killing his paralyzed cousin. The 15-year-old defendant appeared before a court commissioner during juvenile intake court proceedings. Cameras are not allowed inside for those. FOX6 News is not identifying the teen as he is currently considered a juvenile. Prosecutors, however, say the teen should be waived into adult court. “It’s a matter of whether or not he’s living as an adult, […]

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    Victim in Kenosha fatal shooting identified as Sean Bialas — man left paralyzed after cell extraction

    KENOSHA COUNTY — The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office confirmed for FOX6 News that the victim of a fatal shooting on Saturday, February 11th is 23-year-old Sean Bialas. Two years ago, FOX6 News showed you a video from an incident at the Kenosha County Jail that left Bialas paralyzed. On Saturday, February 11th around 7:30 p.m., Kenosha police responded to a home near 36th Avenue and 48th Street and found Bialas with a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at […]

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    Bucks officials offer virtual tour of new arena: “It`s gonna be an amazing experience for the fans”

    MILWAUKEE — It is now easier to imagine yourself inside the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The team has developed a virtual tour, allowing you to go through each level of the building. Bucks officials said from the outside, but especially on the inside, the new arena and the BMO Harris Bradley Center will be two very different buildings. Bucks Director of Business Strategy Jonathan Zuckerbrod took FOX6 News through the new arena Monday, February 13th via a giant touchscreen. “We […]

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    “Opportunity to come out of the shadows:” City of Milwaukee ID cards now available to the public

    MILWAUKEE — For people who live in Milwaukee, a new kind of identification is available: City ID cards. Supporters say it will allow a number of residents to use city services or get help if they need it. Advocates say this will benefit people like undocumented immigrants, the homeless and transgender people who either cannot get a state ID or cannot get one that reflects their identity. For a number of Milwaukee residents, Friday’s roll out of municipal ID cards […]

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    UWM students react to Gov. Walker’s higher education proposal that may impact student organizations

    MILWAUKEE — Part of Governor Scott Walker’s higher education proposal is what he calls expanded freedom for students when it comes to their money. The plan is to make some of the student fees at UW schools options. There are different kinds of student fees in the UW System: allocable and the pricier, non-allocable, which cover things like student health and recreational centers. This proposal applies only to allocable fees, which go to things like student organizations. The UW-Milwaukee Student […]